Jesy Nelson Releases Her Solo Debut Single “Boyz” Featuring Nicki Minaj

UK pop pioneer, Jesy Nelson, kicks in the door with her massive solo debut single ‘Boyz’, which samples the classic anthem “Bad Boy 4 Life” and features a surprise appearance by legendary Bad Boy himself, Sean “Diddy” Combs in remake of iconic video. Released via Republic Records, Jesy’s comeback has been hotly anticipated by fans since her departure from Brit award-winning girl band Little Mix at the end of 2020.

While she acknowledges that many thought her return would be a ballad – something to tease a new direction and get the tastemakers on-side – Jesy isn’t wasting any time on subtleties. Channeling the in-your-face swagger of the noughties US hip-hop and R&B that she grew up on, Jesy flips Diddy’s 2001 anthem ‘Bad Boy 4 Life’ into a reflection on the men she’s attracted to, complete with a verse from rap megastar – and former collaborator – Nicki Minaj who declares the reunion of “the UK baddie and the Barbie!”