Jesy Nelson enjoys night out to celebrate debut single after blackfishing claims

Jesy Nelson went on a night out to celebrate the release of her single Boyz on Friday 8 October, despite it having mixed reviews.

The former Little Mix star, 30, celebrated the release of her first solo single – which features P Diddy and Nicki Minaj – since leaving the band last year.

Jesy shared videos of her night out on her Instagram story, which began with friends singing and dancing to her track and wearing T-shirts with the CD art on.

Singer Jesy gushed over her pals wearing the tops to show their support for her solo debut. As she posted a snap of one friend in the tee, she wrote: "I literally have the bestest friends in the world".

The X Factor star Jesy later posed in a video while stood in a nightclub. She is wearing a white halter neck bra top along with beige trousers and a beige shirt.

Jesy also has a beige pattern scarf tied around her head while her brunette locks are straight.

She then panned the camera around to her dancing friends as the most played in the nightclub. Later, Jesy is filmed poking her tongue out while dancing to a Drake tune while her friends film themselves wearing T-shirts with her single cover printed on.

Throughout the night, Jesy posted more clips of herself and her friends dancing and making a toast with shot glasses as she enjoyed her night out.

Jesy's single has received a mixed response from fans, with many claiming the star is "black fishing" in the music video.

Black fishing is the term used for when a white person appropriates black culture to appear black or racially ambiguous.

A number of fans took to Twitter to criticise Jesy's music video and new song, where she appears with a tanned complexion and red braided hair in the music video.

One wrote: "I really do love Jesy Nelson but I've had enough of the Blackfishing."

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Another added: "I just feel disappointed in Jesy because she’s been told so many times about her blackfishing to which she’s responded to several times and continues to do it."

While a third said: "Man, that Jesy video was 90s level blackfishing, can't lie."

Jesy has defended herself over accusations of blackfishing, which accuses someone of pretending to have Black heritage, and claimed that the term had never been directed towards her prior to leaving Little Mix.

She told Vulture in an interview: "I'm very aware that I'm a white British woman; I've never said that I wasn't.

"But I mean, like, I love Black culture. I love Black music. That's all I know; it's what I grew up on."

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