Celebs support Little Mix’s Leigh-Anne Pinnock after her defiant birthday party speech

Little Mix star Leigh Anne Pinnock has received the backing of numerous celebrities following her 30th birthday speech – which seemed to make reference to the toxic fall out with former bandmate Jesy Nelson

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A whole host of famous faces have come out to publicly support Leigh-Anne Pinnock following her inspirational and defiant birthday speech over the weekend.


Maya Jama, Labour MP Zarah Sultana and Sugababes singer Keisha Buchanan have shown the singer some love on social media as she shared snaps from her glamorous 30th birthday party.

The Little Mix singer, who turned 30 earlier this month, was celebrating her milestone with loved ones on Saturday night when she made an emotional speech during her epic bash.

With her fiancé and partner of five years Andre Gray by her side, the new mum read from her phone as several guests filmed her toast and uploaded it to Instagram Stories.

Little Mix singer Leigh-Anne Pinnock made an emotional speech in front of her loved ones during her birthday celebrations

Among other quotes, many fans picked up on the singer saying "anyone that meets me knows my f***ing character – and that’s all I care about" – something that could be interpreted as a dig at her former bandmate Jesy Nelson.

Tension has been mounting between the ex colleagues since it was alleged Leigh-Anne messaged a Little Mix fan calling Jesy a "horrible person" and accused the solo singer of blackfishing.

The situation escalated when Jesy appeared to laugh on Instagram Live as her Boyz collaborator Nicki Minaj took several swipes and digs at the new mother.

Jesy Nelson and Nicki Minaj discussed Leigh-Anne during an Instagram Live last week


Rapper Nicki may not be rushing to send Leigh-Anne a birthday card but the Little Mix singer isn't short of celebrity pals wishing her well as she continues to celebrate her landmark birthday.

Taking to Instagram over the weekend, the star – who gave birth to twins in August – shared several snaps from her 30th birthday celebrations.

The singer looked breath-taking in a red animal print jumpsuit and diamond jewellery – including her £40,000 engagement ring – and fans and famous faces rushed to compliment to birthday girl.

Little Mix fans have noticed the love for Leigh-Anne from her famous friends


Keisha Buchanan, who appeared in Leigh-Anne's documentary, Race, Pop and Power, commented: "I know that’s right," alongside a love-heart eyes emoji.

Model Jourdan Dunn simply wrote "DIVINE", as Radio One DJ Clara Amfo wrote: "HAPPY BIRTHDAY QUEEN."

"Wow woman," wrote singer Jessie J, with Drag Race star Bimini Bon Boulash adding: "Happy birthday gorgeous xxx"

Sugababes singer Keisha Buchanan was at the Little Mix star's birthday bash over the weekend

The singer has been sharing snippets from her bash on her social media channels


Other stars to leave a message under Leigh-Anne's post included her Little Mix bandmate Jade Thirwall, former X Factor star Fleur East, presenter Maya Jama, Fifth Harmony’s Lauren Jauregui, Labour MP's Dawn Butler and Zarah Sultana, activist Munroe Bergdorf and many more.

During her birthday celebrations and speech, Leigh-Anne appeared to address the fall-out with former friend Jesy during her moving speech.

After thanking her friends and family and focusing on positive things, the 30-year-old star then discussed her "character" – after rapper Nicki dubbed her a "clown" during an Instagram Live with Jesy.

"I’m 30 years old. I know my character, you know my character, anyone that meets me knows my f***ing character – and that’s all I care about," the star told her loved ones.

Leigh-Anne's partner Andre was by her side as she made the moving speech

"I’m so proud of everything I’ve achieved. The most beautiful fiancé, who I’m still obsessed with even after five years. I love you.

"And the two most beautiful, perfect babies…

"Everything I stand for, everything I'm fighting for, it's for them [the twins].

She added: "I will never stop. I have found my voice now and I will continue to use it. Tonight we celebrate life, best friends and amazing family. I love you all."

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