Little Mix’s Jade Thirlwall says ‘we’re grown women who have sex so get over it’
Jade Thirlwall has defended Little Mix’s raunchy lyrics and said that it is “empowering” for women to sing about sex in this way and that others need to get over themselves
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Jade Thrilwall has made a fierce defence of Little Mix’s raunchy lyrics, saying it’s “empowering” for women to sing about sex.
The 27-year-old singer has spoken out after the band came under fire for the words they sing in their new album, as they start moving beyond their younger fanbase members.
Little Mix released Confetti last week, which was accompanied by one of the band’s more sexier videos, which has prompted calls for them to review their output.
Nevertheless, they are on course to fight out the top spot of the UK albums chart with Kylie Minogue, after they both released new material on the same day.
Fans have pointed out the more mature tone of the new Little Mix record and Thirlwall said it should not have been a shock to hear women singing about sex.
Speaking to The Sun, Jade said: “We’re always going to write and record music from personal experience, and yeah we’re grown women, and we have sex.”
She said they have been inspired by other high-profile female stars, including Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion, who released the X-rated single WAP in August.
Jade said: “I find it really empowering, especially right now when you’ve got artists like Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion doing songs like WAP.
“I’m so for women being in control of their sexual experiences and singing about it. It’s great.”
Jade continued: “Men have been doing it for God knows how long, so why can’t women do it and be praised for it?”
Little Mix are narrowly behind Kylie in the race for the top spot, according to the Official Charts Company.
Minogue’s Disco holds a slight lead, according to official figures.
The Australian leads the way on vinyl and downloads while Little Mix’s Confetti is performing better in CD sales and on streaming platforms.