Little Mix star Leigh-Anne Pinnock cracked a joke about annoying her record label during her new documentary, called Race, Pop And Power.
The star, who recently revealed she is expecting her first child, joked: "Well, that’s me dropped from the label".
Fans have been raving about the documentary and praising the pop star for talking so candidly about her experiences.
However, Leigh-Anne made several nervous jokes that maybe she had gone too far when making the show.
She was frustrated after trying to arrange an on-camera chat meeting with her record label bosses at Sony, but was only offered the head of marketing, who is a black woman.
Leigh-Anne was infuriated by this, and thinks it’s an attitude of “let’s put two black women in a room to solve the issue of racism”.
After venting her annoyance, she turns wryly to the camera and makes the quip about being dropped.
Race, Pop and Power was the second documentary to be made by a member of the girl group.
Jesy Nelson, who quit the band last year, also made a programme about the awful trolling she received since their rise to fame, called Odd One Out.
It seems that Jesy wasn’t the only one feeling isolated though, as Leigh-Anne detailed many of her experiences in the early days of the band.
She felt she was being treated differently because of her race, and thought producers were trying to make her be more like Rihanna by shaving her hair and dyeing it red.
“Sometimes I felt I was being treated differently to my bandmates because of the colour of my skin,” she recalls.
“It was something I could never fully explain,” she says.
Leigh-Anne says she was worried about making the documentary in the days of cancel culture but decided it was something she must do: “I’d rather say it not exactly right than say nothing.”
Leigh-Anne’s mother is half-Bajan, her father half-Jamaican – her parents' fathers came to the UK in the 1960s, and married white women.
Her mother identifies as black, while her father “identifies as John Pinnock”.
Fans are impressed with the documentary, and have been praising the star.
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