Leigh-Anne Pinnock: ‘I was excluded from radio’s sexiest female list over Black skin’ – Music News



Leigh-Anne Pinnock is convinced racism kept her off Capital FM’s sexiest female list for years.

The Little Mix star spoke out against radio station bosses ahead of the release of her new BBC documentary Leigh-Anne: Race, Pop & Power, and admitted the fact her bandmates were included every year made her feel something wasn’t “right”.

“There was one time when a radio station, they were doing ‘sexiest female’. They’d do it every year and all the other girls had been nominated every single year except for me,” the Black Magic hitmaker said ahead of the show’s debut on Thursday, according to The Sun newspaper. “And it got to maybe 2017 or something and I finally got nominated. It’s these little things that you look back on and you think, ‘There’s something not right here’.”

The singer, 29, who is expecting her first child with soccer star fiance Andre Gray, finally won Capital’s Sexiest Female in 2018, but insisted there was a reason she hadn’t been nominated for many years while bandmates Perrie Edwards, Jesy Nelson, and Jade Thirlwall were.

“Racism is in every single industry. There needs to be more diversity in every workplace,” she added.

You can view the original article HERE.

Billy McFarland Offers ‘Wonka’ Organizers Second Chance at Fyre Festival II
Meet the ‘Dutch Forrest Gump’ who’s walking barefoot across America to raise awareness for men’s mental health
“Love Is Blind” Gold Cups: Where to Buy on Amazon
‘Wonka’ Experience Script Not Even Close To Reality, Hilariously Bad
Nobody Else Is Doing What Emma Stone Is Doing Right Now | Features
God Save Texas Review | Richard Linklater and Others Celebrate the State
Forgotten Fantastic Four Star Seeks Film Release 30 Years After Cancellation
No Preview
All 10 of Martin Scorsese’s Directing Oscar Nominations, Ranked
EXID’s Elly remembers late producer Shinsadong Tiger
Kings Of Leon’s Caleb Followill “completely fulfilled” by new album ‘Can We Please Have Fun’
Female rap acts we’re watching in 2024
Adele Cancels Shows in Vegas Due To Health Scare
Boras: ‘Irregularity’ in free agency led to Bellinger’s short-term deal
Luka gets 11th triple-double of season, Mavs top Raptors
Ohtani homers in spring debut: ‘He’s built differently’
Hardman rips Jets’ offense: ‘There’s no standard there’
NCIS Spin-Off Will Bring Tony DiNozzo and Ziva David Back Together After 10 Years
The Righteous Gemstones Season 4: Release Date, Cast, Plot, & Everything We Know
Walking Dead Spin-Off Gets Unexpected Season 2 Release Date
Bethenny Frankel Makes Her Lifetime Acting Debut in Danger in the Dorm
The 90th Anniversary School Of American Ballet Ball Raised $1.4 Million
The Totally Haute Jet Set Guide To Paris Fashion Week
André Leon Talley, Former Vogue Director and Fashion Legend, Dead at 73
Grabbing A Hot Minute In Milan With Brooks Nader