Little Mix make a playful tongue-in-cheek dig at Simon Cowell in a song on their upcoming new album Confetti, due for release on Friday.
Jesy Nelson, Perrie Edwards, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jade Thirlwall have included a jokey lyric at the music mogul’s expense in the track Not A Pop Song, which refers to them leaving his record label Syco.
A source close to Little Mix told Metro.co.uk: ‘The girls wanted to do something tongue-in-cheek about their past and taking control of their careers with this new album Confetti – their first with new label RCA.
‘It’s not bitchy – and isn’t meant in a bitchy way at all.’
The insider added: ‘They think Simon will see the funny side of it – as they know he loves attention and will think it’s all playful.
‘It’s about them growing up and becoming women in a way.’
The lyrics read:
I don’t do what Simon says
Get the message cuz it’s read
That’s just life it never plays fair
Said to follow any dream, be a puppet on a string
Works for you but that isn’t me
This ain’t another pop song
Little Mix had signed to Simon’s record label Syco after winning The X Factor in 2011, however they split ways in 2018.