Jesy Nelson shares behind-the-scenes footage from her new music video for debut solo single Boyz


Jesy Nelson has teased fans with behind-the-scenes footage from her new music video for her debut solo single Boyz. 

In the video, which she shared to Instagram on Tuesday, the 30-year-old pop star can be seen putting on an impressive performance surrounded by backing dancers. 

‘Do you think they’re ready for this?’ Jesy wrote alongside the rehearsal footage as she tagged Nicki Minaj, who is set to collaborate on the hotly anticipated track. 

Driving fans wild: Jesy Nelson has teased fans with behind-the-scenes footage from her new music video for her debut solo single Boyz

Jesy looked every inch the confident solo artist as she showcased her skills with the fast-paced choreography in a loose-fitting white co-ord. 

She put on a glamorous display in the studio as she wore her long tresses in their signature curls and adorned her hands with long acrylic nails.  

The former Little Mix star popped and locked alongside a large group of male dancers as she flaunted her moves for the camera.  

Jesy showcased her edgy sense of style in the video in high-top trainers as she bared her teeth to reveal a set of gold grillz. 

Work it: Jesy looked every inch the confident solo artist as she showcased her skills with the fast-paced choreography in a loose-fitting white co-ord

Work it: Jesy looked every inch the confident solo artist as she showcased her skills with the fast-paced choreography in a loose-fitting white co-ord

Stunning: She put on a glamorous display in the studio as she wore her long tresses in their signature curls and adorned her hands with long acrylic nails

Stunning: She put on a glamorous display in the studio as she wore her long tresses in their signature curls and adorned her hands with long acrylic nails

Grin: Jesy showcased her edgy sense of style in the video in high-top trainers as she bared her teeth to reveal a set of gold grillz

Grin: Jesy showcased her edgy sense of style in the video in high-top trainers as she bared her teeth to reveal a set of gold grillz

Jesy proved her upcoming music video would be worth the wait as she offered a glimpse of the effortlessly cool hip hop choreography that’s set to feature.  

There appeared to be an upbeat atmosphere in the studio as Jesy’s backing dancers hyped her up in matching black uniforms. 

Pop princess: Jesy proved her upcoming music video would be worth the wait as she offered a glimpse of the effortlessly cool hip hop choreography that's set to feature

Pop princess: Jesy proved her upcoming music video would be worth the wait as she offered a glimpse of the effortlessly cool hip hop choreography that’s set to feature

Fun: There appeared to be an upbeat atmosphere in the studio as Jesy's backing dancers hyped her up in matching black uniforms

Fun: There appeared to be an upbeat atmosphere in the studio as Jesy’s backing dancers hyped her up in matching black uniforms

‘Bad boys for life homie,’ said one dancer to the camera, before a voice over echoed: ‘You can’t stop me I like bad boys for life’. 

Nicki Minaj then featured on the audio as Jesy worked her angles for the camera and she chimed in: ‘Hey. Yo. It’s the UK baddie and the Barbie.’ 

The fisheye lense footage then abruptly cut out to a plain black background with ‘BOYZ’ written across it in a capitalised bold font. 

It comes after Jesy teased Boyz on Instagram on Monday evening and said ‘something beginning with B’ was on the way.

Alongside a black background she wrote to her 8million followers: ‘I spy with my little eye something beginning with….. B!!!!!!’ 

The former Little Mix star delayed the release of her debut solo single by a couple of weeks so P Diddy can feature in her music video.

The singer’s upcoming track will sample the hip-hop veteran’s hit Bad Boy For Life, and now the 51-year-old wants to be in its promo, according to The Sun.

On what fans can expect from her solo tunes, Jesy – who is signed to Polydor – said recently: ‘This is the music that I’ve always wanted to make. I don’t think that anyone’s gonna expect this. This is the new chapter for me.’ 

Jesy’s upcoming solo debut comes after she recently revealed that she left Little Mix after ten years of feeling ‘trapped.’

The pop star detailed how the ‘constant comparison’ that came with being part of one of Britain’s most successful girl bands took a toll on her mental health. 

Speaking on the latest episode of Reign With Josh Smith, Jesy, who has now embarked on a solo career, told presenter and journalist Josh how it was the little things that left her feeling trapped. 

‘When it came to little things, like if we had to do a video and everyone had to wear bikinis and I didn’t want to wear a bikini because I felt like sh*t, I couldn’t not,’ she explained.

‘It’s just the little things like that, that would make me feel trapped. And it was just the constant comparison every single day that was hard and that eventually, after 10 years, takes a massive toll on your mental health.’

The Essex native initially auditioned as a solo act on 2011’s X Factor and was brought back following her elimination to form Little Mix, alongside Jade Thirlwall, Perrie Edwards and Leigh-Anne Pinnock.

Mysterious: The fisheye lense footage then abruptly cut out to a plain black background with 'BOYZ' written across it in a capitalised bold font

Mysterious: The fisheye lense footage then abruptly cut out to a plain black background with ‘BOYZ’ written across it in a capitalised bold font

Release: It comes after Jesy teased Boyz on Instagram on Monday evening and said 'something beginning with B' was on the way

Release: It comes after Jesy teased Boyz on Instagram on Monday evening and said ‘something beginning with B’ was on the way

Cryptic: The singer, 30, took to Instagram on Monday evening and said 'something beginning with B' was on the way.

Cryptic: The singer, 30, took to Instagram on Monday evening and said ‘something beginning with B’ was on the way. 

Honest conversations: Jesy recently revealed she left Little Mix after feeling 'trapped' - and drew on the heartbreak that inspired her debut single

Honest conversations: Jesy recently revealed she left Little Mix after feeling ‘trapped’ – and drew on the heartbreak that inspired her debut single

Tough times: The pop star detailed how the 'constant comparison' that came with being part of one of Britain's most successful girl bands took a toll on her mental health (pictured with Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Perrie Edwards and Jade Thirlwall in 2019)

Tough times: The pop star detailed how the ‘constant comparison’ that came with being part of one of Britain’s most successful girl bands took a toll on her mental health (pictured with Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Perrie Edwards and Jade Thirlwall in 2019) 

And despite acknowledging that she had incredible moments with her former bandmates – who she branded as being ‘like sisters’ to her – Jesy was firm in the fact that she had to do what would make her happy.

Of her departure from the group last December, she insisted: ‘I really didn’t want to upset people and I didn’t want people to think that about me, but I don’t care anymore – because it was ten years of my life that I was very unhappy with and I needed to take myself out of that.’      

Experiencing panic attacks was another trigger for Jesy to remove herself from the situation she’d found herself in, and it was her mum, who has remained firmly by her side, that told her she needed to start looking after herself.

From four to three: The Essex native initially auditioned as a solo act on 2011's X Factor and was brought back following her elimination to form Little Mix, alongside Jade Thirlwall, Perrie Edwards and Leigh-Anne Pinnock (from R-L) [the band pictured in 2020]

From four to three: The Essex native initially auditioned as a solo act on 2011’s X Factor and was brought back following her elimination to form Little Mix, alongside Jade Thirlwall, Perrie Edwards and Leigh-Anne Pinnock (from R-L) [the band pictured in 2020]

‘My mum was like, ‘Why are you doing this? You live once. This isn’t you. This isn’t the Jesy that I know. You’ve become someone I don’t even recognize anymore,” the star said. 

Since making the life-changing decision last year, the songstress has found her voice within her solo song writing.

Jesy candidly told Josh how a heartbreak inspired her lead single Boyz.

Solo career: Jesy candidly told Josh how a heartbreak inspired her lead single Boyz

Solo career: Jesy candidly told Josh how a heartbreak inspired her lead single Boyz

Interview: Jesy spoke on the Reign with Josh Smith podcast

Interview: Jesy spoke on the Reign with Josh Smith podcast 

‘In a nutshell, I went through a breakup and it was probably the first time I’ve ever been heartbroken in my life. It was f**king horrendous, and I was laying in bed and was like, ‘Why is it that when I’ve been with really, really nice boys, that I get bored? And as soon as I get with someone that’s bad, I’m obsessed with them?’

‘And I thought, I need to write a song about this,’ she recalled. 

Jesy’s newfound ability to ‘take control’ of everything, from music videos to styling, has left her feeling like a weight has been lifted from her shoulders.

‘It’s the first time I’ve ever got to really explain how I truly feel in my songs, which is really refreshing,’ she concluded.

Watch the full episode of Reign With Josh Smith on LiveNow.com. 

Onwards and upwards: Jesy's newfound ability to 'take control' of everything, from music videos to styling, has left her feeling like a weight has been lifted from her shoulders

Onwards and upwards: Jesy’s newfound ability to ‘take control’ of everything, from music videos to styling, has left her feeling like a weight has been lifted from her shoulders

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