Leigh-Anne Pinnock describes her fiancé as her 'backbone'

'I feel invisible and overlooked': Leigh-Anne Pinnock claims she has to work 10 times harder to mark her place in because she's black - and says her talent alone is not enough

By Sam Baker For Mailonline

Published: 16:25 BST, 3 May 2021 | Updated: 16:52 BST, 3 May 2021

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star Leigh-Anne Pinnock has said she feels 'invisible' and 'overlooked' as a black woman in the band. 

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Speaking to The Observer, the 29-year-old claims she has to 'work 10 times harder and longer to mark her place in the band because her talent alone is not enough.'  

She also described her fiancé Andre Gray as her 'backbone' when dealing with issues on racism. 

'I feel invisible and overlooked': Leigh-Anne Pinnock claimed she has to work 10 times harder to mark her place in Little Mix because she's a black woman (stock image)

'I feel invisible and overlooked': Leigh-Anne Pinnock claimed she has to work 10 times harder to mark her place in because she's a black woman (stock image)

Trio: Leigh-Anne admitted she always feels like she's the 'least favoured' of the girl group because of her race (pictured on April 30)

Trio: Leigh-Anne admitted she always feels like she's the 'least favoured' of the girl group because of her race (pictured on April 30)

She said: 'Andre is my backbone. If I didn't have someone like that through this experience, I don't know what I would have done. We've always had amazing talks about [experiencing racism], from when we've met. I love how pro-Black he is. It's inspiring for me.'

The singer also said that there was only 'so much' she can take of being the 'invisible one' or of being overlooked by people. 

She added: 'There's only so much you can take of feeling like you are the invisible one, or you’re being overlooked. There had to come a point where I see this as my power and I now do. It is. Being Black is my power. And I want young Black girls around the world to see that.'

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