AS if the row between Little Mix and former bandmate Jesy Nelson wasn’t toxic enough, the trio have recorded a stinging diss track that will be painful listening for her.
I have now heard the whole song — a bonus track on their greatest hits album Between Us, out next month — and can reveal the cutting lyrics.
On it, Jade Thirlwall, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Perrie Edwards question Jesy’s decision to quit the group last December, when she said she couldn’t cope with the constant comparisons to them.
The lyrics suggest they don’t “believe” her reasons for leaving and wonder whether she really is happier now she has gone solo.
In pointed words that appear to refer to Jesy’s recent controversy, after I revealed Leigh-Anne warned her about blackfishing accusations, Jade sings: “’Cause you don’t wanna listen, you got me so triggered.
“Can’t be mad about it when you handed me the scissors.
“Everyone’s got a limit, really pushed me there now I’ve hit it. Gotta cut you off.”
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And in the chorus, Perrie sings: “Someone tell me how, how did we get here? It used to be so good.
“Nothing lasts forever, but I really thought we could.
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“I know there’ll be tears, but it’s worth a broken heart.
“If I can’t protect my energy, I gotta cut you off.”
And Jade even goes as far as to say there is no salvaging their friendship.
In the second verse, she sings: “Don’t think I believe ya, is the grass out there really greener? Are you happy now?
“I know you think you’re all that, it’ll be so sweet when you crawl back, but it’s too late now.”
The group had kept a dignified silence and refused to speak badly about Jesy following her decision to leave.
But last weekend Leigh-Anne messaged an influencer — who then posted her comments online — telling him Jesy was a “horrible person” and suggesting he should make a video about Jesy’s “blackfishing”.
However, Jesy has got the backing of Nicki Minaj in the feud, after the pair teamed up for the English singer’s debut single Boyz.
The song went into the charts at No4 last night.
Nicki labelled new mum Leigh-Anne a “clown” and accused her of trying to “bully” Jesy with the messages.
If she hears this new Little Mix song, I’m sure there will be more choice words thrown in their direction.
Cut You Off lyrics
Everyone’s got a limit, really saw my life with you in it
Till you walked right out
Only now when I look back, got me picking up on the red flags
Turn them all white now
‘Cause you don’t wanna listen, you got me so triggered
Can’t be mad about it when you handed me the scissors
Everyone’s got a limit, really pushed me there now I’ve hit it
Gotta cut you off
Someone tell me how, how did we get here? It used to be so good
Nothing lasts forever, but I really thought we could
I know there’ll be tears, but it’s worth a broken heart
If I can’t protect my energy, I gotta cut you off
Don’t think I believe ya, is the grass out there really greener?
Are you happy now?
I know you think you’re all that
It’ll be so sweet when you crawl back
But it’s too late now
Rash Jack hits crock bottom
COMEDIAN Jack Whitehall once found himself the butt of the joke after accidentally sending a photo of a rash on his backside to a university lecturer.
He was on holiday in Cambodia when he developed a “rather nasty rash on my buttocks”, and his GP back in the UK said Jack should send a picture of it so he could make a diagnosis.
The comic did as he was told, or so he thought.
Jack said: “I fired off the email to my doctor and sat down to wait.
“An hour later and I was a wreck, imagining the worst-case scenario in my head. I’ve got bum cancer, is that a thing?
“Eventually, I gave in. I called him up and I said, ‘Doc, put me out of my misery. What’s wrong with me?’
He goes, ‘Jack, I’m still waiting for the picture.’ My whole world went into soft focus, my heartbeat must have ground to a halt.
“To my horror, I saw that I had indeed sent the email but, in my hurry to fire it off, I had not spotted that my phone had auto-filled in the email address from a Dr Stein to a Dr Stephens.
“Dr Stephens is, in fact, a doctor of art history.
“He is a professor at a university I had applied to some ten years ago and was rejected from.
“How bizarre a morning must he have had?”
In his new book How To Survive Family Holidays, Jack added: “He never did respond.
“To this day, I have an email in my drafts somewhere, in which I was going to pass off the picture as a piece of abstract art that I was thinking of purchasing and wanted his opinion on.”
I’m not sure there was any saving himself on that one.
Kanye ranches out
HE had grand plans for his mammoth Monster Lake Ranch in Wyoming, including building affordable dome homes for his Yeezy employees.
But Kanye West has now decided to sell up following his split from Kim Kardashian.
He has put the estate on the market for £8million – £1.7million less than he paid for it in 2019.
Kanye has also listed his Hollywood Hills bachelor pad for £2.7million, having splashed out £41million on a beachfront home in Malibu.
Kim is expected to keep the £43million Hidden Hills home in Santa Monica, but it seems likely the pair’s second Wyoming estate, Bighorn Mountain Ranch, will go up for sale next.
They all beat my suburban semi.
Kim is a closet fan of Paris
PARIS HILTON is used to the finer things in life but happily slummed it to record a track with her pop star pal Kim Petras.
The German singer-songwriter has enlisted the socialite to sing on her new album.
But the recording process was unconventional, as she claims they sang in a closet while smoking cannabis.
In an exclusive chat about her as-yet untitled debut collection, Kim told me: “I have finished my album, which I started writing during lockdown then kept writing for until the end – about a week ago.
“I set up a studio in my house and I recorded in my closet.
“We focused all that anxious lockdown energy into the music.”
Of her collaboration with Paris, she added: “The song is called All She Wants and I am really, really excited about it.
“I cannot wait. We smoked weed together and she recorded in my closet, which is the coolest story ever. It’s the ultimate night as a pop star.”
It’s not the only surreal evening Kim has had lately. At last month’s Met Gala in New York she made headlines with her wacky horse dress.
Kim, who has just released the video for her brilliant single Future Starts Now, said of the outfit: “I want to push the boundaries of what can be beautiful. That horse was beautiful.
“I loved that people hated it because some other people thought it was the coolest thing in the world.”
Kit Harington, who played Jon Snow in Game Of Thrones, loved the striking outfit.
She said: “He was obsessed with the horse dress and I am the biggest Game Of Thrones fan so it was weird having Jon Snow like, ‘Your horse is dope.’
“Then after a couple of cocktails I saw Megan Thee Stallion and was like, ‘I’m a horse and I love you!’”
She won’t forget that introduction.
It's all the glow for topless Rita
RITA ORA is back posing on Instagram with not a lot on.
The singer now lives in LA and basked topless in the Californian sun for this snap, which had 350,000 likes.
She is recording new music out there and on Thursday night went to see the Rolling Stones on their US tour.
Rita is soon expected to fly back to the UK for the first time in ten months to shoot next year’s series of The Masked Singer, on which she is a judge. But with winter setting in, she will get a shock if she poses like this.
Coldplay's 20-year Bond theme dream
CHRIS MARTIN has revealed Coldplay’s goal of recording a James Bond theme has evaded them for two decades.
The band’s frontman said: “We kept trying to write one for 20 years, but never submitted them.
“We have Bond themes for about five movies, but they’re not very good, to be honest.
He also told NME: “I don’t know if we’re spiritually on the same trip as James.
“As much as I like the films, I don’t know if us singing would do it for him.
"He’d be like, ‘That’s not what I’m into at all, fellas. I like guns and s**t. All this hippie stuff just isn’t going to work’.”
Chris also gave a hint not to expect the group back at Glastonbury next summer, despite them having a gap in their tour dates around the time of the festival in June.
He added: “Glastonbury is our spiritual home, but even your parents say you need to leave home sometimes.”
Lourdes 'cut off'
LOURDES LEON was financially cut off by her mum Madonna after turning 18.
The model wasn’t fussed as it meant her “control freak” mum couldn’t have a say in what she did.
In an interview in the US, Lourdes, now 25, opened up about what it is like having the superstar as a mother.
She added: “We don’t get any handouts in my family. Obviously, I grew up with extreme privilege.
“But I think my mom saw all these other kids of famous people, and she was like, ‘My kids are not going to be like this’.
“My mom is such a control freak, and she has controlled me my whole life.”
Gaga's putting on the glitz
LADY GAGA made a real song and dance as she relaunched her Las Vegas residency with a series of sensational outfits.
On Thursday her Jazz & Piano show took to the stage at MGM Park Theater in Sin City for the first time in almost two years.
The singer, who created all the one-off designs with her fashion brand Haus of Gaga, flashed her legs in an amazing black dress, embellished with 53,000 Swarovski crystals, teamed with a spiky headdress.
Later she changed into a pink feathered gown, before switching to a silver tasselled mini-dress with huge shoulder pads and head-piece.
She then channelled Liza Minnelli in a PVC tuxedo jacket along with an oversized tulle skirt.
Gaga also took to the stage in a classic silver gown and a jaw-dropping pink and black dress, which she wore with a feathered fascinator.
It’s said the clobber, worth £7million, is kept safe by bouncers. God forbid anyone gets their mitts on those looks.