Little Mix dropped their new album Confetti on Friday, and while we're absolutely obsessed, the band have faced some criticism claiming that their lyrics are too racy for their young fans.
However, true to style, Perrie Edwards has come out to defend the band and their sexy lyrics, saying, "We’re mature women, we want to talk about naughty things".
In an interview with Metro, Perrie responded to the criticism, explaining, "I think there’s a way of doing it. There’s being really cheeky and being a bit naughty but not full out saying it."
"It’s just getting clever with the lyrics and I think we’ve done that a lot in the past because we know we have a young fan base but we’re women," she continued.
"We’re mature women, we want to talk about naughty things but we like to respect our fans as well," Perrie added.
We're so here for this!
Little Mix's chief songwriter, Kamille (known as the unofficial fifth band member), recently told The Mirror that the band have "their own minds and their own sexual energy" which they put into the album.
"A big part of that is because the girls are not young anymore," she explained. "They are grown women who have their own minds, their own sexual energy, and sometimes they wanna just say some sh*t!"
"It’s been a journey, having to keep it super PG. I’m definitely someone who always wants to push that, and we have with this new album. I do like making things a bit controversial – I think that’s what sells and what catches people’s ear," she continued.
Little Mix hosted the MTV EMAs as a trio this evening, with Jesy Nelson unexpectedly absent due to a mystery illness, performing new single 'Sweet Melody'. We hope Jesy will be back for another performance soon!
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