Little Mix Tease Fans With NAKED Snap With INSULTS Scrawled Across Their Skin

Published November 15th, 2018 - 10:50 GMT
Beautiful: Little Mix shared a sultry yet empowering snap of themselves posing naked with insults scrawled across their skin to give fans a first look at empowering new single Strip (Source: littlemix - Instagram)
Beautiful: Little Mix shared a sultry yet empowering snap of themselves posing naked with insults scrawled across their skin to give fans a first look at empowering new single Strip (Source: littlemix - Instagram)

They are set to release their new album LM5 in just a couple of days time.

And teasing fans with a first look at their new track Strip - taken from their album, Little Mix shared a sultry yet empowering snap of themselves posing naked with insults scrawled across their skin.

The girls shed their clothes in the image and are seen embracing their flaws in a bid to celebrate women and their imperfections within the confidence boosting single.

Leigh-Anne Pinnock, 27, Jesy Nelson, 27, Perrie Edwards, 25, and Jade Thirlwall, 25, look sensational in the black and white shot as they confidently bare all.

The former X Factor winners are seen strategically covering their modesty, as they pose together while wearing nothing but a slew of negative words they have been previously targeted with.

Leigh-Anne has 'can't sing' scrawled across her leg, while Jesy has 'fat' written onto her arm. Perrie sports the words 'ugly' and 'weak', while Jade strikes a chord with the terms 'slutty', 'not good enough' and 'stretch marks'.

The idea behind the striking image - taken from the upcoming video to their new single Strip - was to pare back the girlband's usual look and highlight their beautiful features which they once previously considered to be flaws.

Striking look: The idea behind the striking image - taken from the upcoming video to Strip - was to pare back the girlband's usual look and highlight their beautiful features they once previously considered to be flaws

Little Mix are inviting real women to do the same and to join them in celebrating their imperfections. The girls co-directed the video themselves with the help of renowned director and photographer Rankin.

It features a slew of familiar faces including model Felicity Hayward, Breast Cancer charity Coppafeel's Kristin Hallenga, natural hair advocate Nia The Light, journalist and mental health ambassador Bryony Gordon and trans model and role model Maxim Magnus - as well as the girlband's friends and family.

Speaking of their self-empowering project, Jesy claimed: 'Strip is a turning point. We're talking about stuff we've wanted to speak about for ages. We've all suffered from body confidence and negative comments, and up until now we didn't really have a song we felt addressed everything we needed to.'

Perrie added: 'We just want women to feel equal and incredible.'

Not only will the track be visually empowering, but it includes esteem boosting lyrics.

Teasing fans with lines from their upcoming release, Little Mix shared a snippet on Instagram that read: 'Take off all my makeup cos I love what’s under it; Rub off all your words don’t give a f**k I’m over it; Jiggle all this weight, yeah you know I love all of this; Finally love me naked; Sexiest when I’m confident.'

Little Mix are set to release their fifth studio album, titled LM5, on Friday 16 November.

It comes after the girls hit headlines as news surfaced of Little Mix's split from Simon Cowell's record label Syco.

Cowell has since spoken out about the shock split and insisted he 'never fell out' with Little Mix, despite choosing to part ways from the girls and their management; Modest Management.

The music mogul, 59, revealed that tensions between himself and Little Mix's management led to an 'embarrassing row' over a songwriting credit for their new track Woman Like Me - forcing him to walk away from the girlband.

Simon told The Sun his decision wasn't financially motivated, but an attempt to rid himself of any toxicity in his business.

Speaking to the publication, Simon explained that he didn't like how Syco was painted as label trying 'to rip artists off and make them unhappy'.

Discussing the events that led to him walking away from Little Mix's management, Modest Management, and any artists associated with the label, Simon revealed he and the team had got into a 'row' over a songwriting credit for Woman Like Me - the girls' new single in collaboration with Nicki Minaj.

Simon branded the incident 'embarrassing' and claimed Little Mix's management 'hadn't wanted to record the track', as he said: 'The irony was the record they were arguing about they didn't want to record... this was one of those ironic times that we were having a hit and nobody was happy.'

The X Factor judge revealed he was left annoyed as staff members who had worked hard within his label were being 'misrepresented', claiming: 'Why do artists think they're more important? They're not. They're the same.'

Setting the record straight: Simon Cowell has insisted he 'never fell out' with Little Mix, despite the girlband splitting from his record label Syco

He added that his decision to walk away from Modest Management and its artists was not financially driven. He was left angered by them saying Syco had done a 'terrible job' and decided Syco could no longer work with the management as a result.

Simon stressed that he and the Little Mix girls - Perrie Edwards, Jesy Nelson, Jade Thirlwall and Leigh-Anne Pinnock - have 'never fallen out' and he plans to meet with the girlband to discuss their split from Syco and clear the air.

Branding the girls 'the hardest working bunch' he has ever worked with, Simon said: 'Everyone’s like, "There must have been something massive and that’s why it collapsed"... I can show you all the correspondence between me and the girls - there's never been an instance when we've fallen out.'

News surfaced revealing Little Mix's split from Syco on Saturday - just days before the release of the band's new album LM5.

Drama: Simon branded the incident 'embarrassing' and claimed Little Mix's management 'hadn't wanted' to record Woman Like Me - insisting 'no one was happy' with the hit

The girl group, who won The X Factor in 2011, are claimed to have grown increasingly frustrated with the company over the last year, which resulted in arguments.

According to The Sun, Little Mix confronted Simon in an email, which reportedly caused a row between their management Modest and the music mogul. Little Mix is believed to stay within Sony, but will move to record label RCA instead of Syco.

A spokesperson confirmed to MailOnline: 'Syco Music will no longer work with Modest Management and therefore any artists signed to that management company.

'We do, of course, wish all artists affected by this decision every future success. Consequently, LM5, the forthcoming Little Mix album A&R’d and released on Syco Music, is to be serviced by RCA at the request of Syco and Simon Cowell.'

LM5 will now be released under RCA Records, following Little Mix's split from Syco.


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