Jesy Nelson on break ups, girl POWER and Shout Out To My Ex

It's safe to say the Little Mix girls have had to deal with their fair share of, err… romance issues.

From Perrie Edwards' very public split with Zayn Malik to Jesy Nelson's recent break-up with Jake Roche, it hasn't been an easy journey for them.


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So, no wonder they made an album basically out of break-up songs. And now, Jesy has opened up on the UK radio show Z100, about just how hard a split is to go through.

"When you break up with someone, it's awful. Is it not one of the worst pains? It's horrendous and we all need a sad song that you sit and cry to.


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"At the end of the day, though, you need something that makes you feel empowered … that makes you think, 'You know what I don't need you anymore. I'm going to go out with my girls and I'm going to get over you because I don't need you.' And that's exactly what Shout Out To My Ex does.

"I think you have to learn to have a thick skin. I think it comes with being in a girl band and being an artist. People want to know what you're doing and what you're up to, which is fine with us. We have each other luckily, so we experience everything together and we've always got each other's backs.


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"I think being named role models kind of happened just naturally, we never really asked for it. Which is lovely, I love the fact that girls look up to us and we empower people and inspire them.

"But obviously, we're young girls and we're going to do silly things sometimes that can kind of put pressure on us, but we're just being ourselves."