Leigh-Anne Pinnock details looking for racist comments online

Leigh-Anne Pinnock broke down in tears as she candidly revealed how she used to look for racist comments about herself during the first few years in .

During her first solo interview without the rest of the band, the 27-year-old singer told Glamour she would search her own name on Twitter to see what people were saying about her. 

Leigh-Anne joined the girl band alongside Jesy Nelson, Perrie Edwards and Jade Thirlwall during the 2011 series of X Factor, aged 19. 

Emotional: Leigh-Anne Pinnock broke down in tears as she candidly revealed how she used to look for racist comments about herself during the first few years in Little Mix

Emotional: Leigh-Anne Pinnock broke down in tears as she candidly revealed how she used to look for racist comments about herself during the first few years in

Leigh-Anne said that she regrets searching for negative comments about herself, but admits she feels much stronger now and never feels the need to seek out anymore.

She openly revealed: 'I'm not gonna lie the first three years of being in the group I would look for it, I would search Leigh-Anne from .

Beginning to cry, Leigh-Anne continued: 'I would look through Twitter, I would search Leigh-Anne from , the black girl from I would literally put those in my search engines just to see the comments.'

However now she has come out the other side, Leigh-Anne said: 'I feel so much stronger and I don't feel or do that anymore. I don't look for it, I want to be someone who got through that. I'm just so proud of who I am and it's such a good feeling.' 

Critism: During her first solo interview without the rest of the band, the 27-year-old singer told Glamour she would search her own name on Twitter to see what people were saying about her

Critism: During her first solo interview without the rest of the band, the 27-year-old singer told Glamour she would search her own name on Twitter to see what people were saying about her

Leigh-Anne, who is dating footballer Andre Gray, said that she no longer cares what anyone thinks about her and confesses that it is a good place to be in. 

However she added that she still finds herself getting upset because she remembers the girl who got upset over the nasty comments.  

She added that she still feels like she is going through 'stuff' now, and doesn't believe that you are ever 100% there, as there will always be things to get her down.

Offering advice to her fans, Leigh-Anne said that the main thing she can suggest is to not go looking for negativity and described Instagram as 'kinda toxic'.

Stronger now: Leigh-Anne said that she regrets searching for negative comments about herself, but admits she feels much stronger now and never feels the need to seek out trolls anymore

Stronger now: Leigh-Anne said that she regrets searching for negative comments about herself, but admits she feels much stronger now and never feels the need to seek out anymore

She openly revealed: 'I'm not gonna lie the first three years of being in the group I would look for it, I would search Leigh-Anne from Little Mix

She openly revealed: 'I'm not gonna lie the first three years of being in the group I would look for it, I would search Leigh-Anne from

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