‘Leigh-Anne: Race, Pop & Power’ Documentary Out Now On BBC iPlayer
In an insightful documentary, Little Mix star Leigh-Anne Pinnock is followed as she speaks about her experience of being a Black woman in the music industry, as well as the only Black woman in Little Mix.
Having Caribbean heritage, the star identifies as Black and said she often felt overlooked and overshadowed in the music industry.
Understanding that her lighter skin and celebrity status gives her more privilege, the Little Mix star also addressed colourism and confronted her fiancé Andre Gray about his past controversial colourist Tweets, which he apologised for.
Guest appearances included ‘The X Factor’ 2008 winner Alexandra Burke, former Sugababes star Keisha Buchanan, British singer-songwriter Raye and R&B/Soul artist Nayo.
The documentary follows Leigh-Anne on her journey to find ways of using her platform to combat racism.
Alongside her fiancé Andre Gray and sister, Sairah Pinnock, the singer has launched a nonprofit organisation called, The Black Fund. The organisation aims to ‘support existing charities and community groups delivering support to the Black community.’
You can watch Leigh-Anne: Race, Pop & Power here.