Although Leigh-Anne Pinnock nearly died back in March, she’s definitely not letting her on-stage accident stop her from continuing to take over the world with her group, Little Mix. Fresh off Demi Lovato’s Neon Lights Tour, Leigh-Anne, Perrie, Jade and Jesy are about to embark on their first-ever American headlining tour (you can see dates and buy tickets here!), which coincides with their incredible new album, “Salute.”
We were lucky enough to get some time to chat with Leigh-Anne herself about all things Little Mix, relationships (yes, that includes Perrie’s upcoming nuptials to 1D’s Zayn Malik), dream collaborations and more! Click through the gallery below to see why after talking to Leigh-Anne we’re completely and totally Mixers!
On Little Mix’s upcoming Salute Tour in America:
“We love the American crowd! We did the Demi tour and it was incredible. They were singing all of our songs and were just great. The fans everywhere are amazing everywhere we go. We’re just lucky!”
But tour can be tiring so relaxing on the bus is key.
“We eat [after a show]! We watch films, listen to music, chill, talk – hang out really.”
On Perrie’s upcoming wedding to Zayn Malik:
“To be fair, I don’t have a clue [how I visualize it]! I don’t think she does either!”
Even though she has TONS of fans, she still gets starstruck!
“[I was starstruck when I met] Rihanna! I met her twice and each time it was unreal. I love her so much. The first time I couldn’t speak for 10 minutes. She came up to me and said she liked my hair and I literally couldn’t talk. And then the next time she shook our hands and gave a kiss on the cheek. It was incredible.”
But she doesn’t understand when fans react like that to her.
“We don’t get it! We’re normal girls. I don’t get why anyone would…it’s an amazing feeling to know young girls look up to us. It’s amazing.”
Sometimes Mixers ask Leigh-Anne to do something that makes her nervous…
“Sometimes people have us write lyrics for tattoos and I literally have the worst handwriting you’ll ever see. It’s so bad. I’m like ‘please don’t let me do this to you’ and she’s like ‘Leigh Ann, you have to.’ I had to sit down to do it because I was so nervous.”
On the cutest thing her boyfriend’s ever done for her:
“For my birthday he got me this beautiful necklace. It’s our initials…and a rose…I literally don’t take it off. If you see me I’m always wearing it. It’s my favorite thing I’ve ever been given.”
The first item she splurged on was actually kinda practical…
“I got a MacBook when we were first on The X Factor. That was a good treat to myself. Oh and I took my whole family on holiday. That was lovely to be able to give back.”
On her dream collaboration:
“Pharrell…would be a wicked collab! That’d be sick. Ed Sheeran as well. He’s amazing.”