Jesse Nelson is unlikely to reconcile with his former Little Mix band mates anytime soon after his latest polemical comments.
He claims to have spent most of his time together feeling miserable, not having time, and “disagreeing” with Jade Thrillwall, Lee Ann Pannick and Perry Edwards.
He said: “I had moments and moments when I really loved her, but it felt like I was sadder than happy.
“I don’t think people realize how difficult it is to be in a girl band. It comes with a lot of things that people don’t know about. And obviously I can’t make my own decisions. All three agree. It has to happen, so there will always be disagreements on some things.
Jesse, who left the band in December and is set to begin a solo career with his co-star Nikki Minaj, added: “I think a lot of people think it’s selfish that I did. The group has left.
“I didn’t really want to bother people and I didn’t want people to think that of me, but I don’t care anymore.
“These were the ten years of my life that I was very unhappy with and I needed to get myself out of it and really do what was going to make me happy.
“Some people may not understand this, but you live once and you have to do what makes you happy.
“Being in Little Mix is literally like a machine. You have no vacation. You can’t switch off.
Even when you get home, your phone is constantly switched off about work and your life is planned.
He is thought to have survived an earlier attempt to oust him following Mr Jiang’s intervention, but in the same interview, he praised his band mates and said they were like his “sisters”.
In the latest episode of Reign With Josh Smith, which you can watch on Live-Now.com, he added: “I honestly had incredible memories with Little Mix.
“We laughed a lot, they are, they are like my sisters … they are the best girl band in the world.
Make up your mind, like.