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Little Mix currently have the No. 1 song in the U.K. thanks to their new single Shout Out to My Ex… but for some reason, all anyone can talk about are their rivalries with other girl groups.
Not only did Melanie C already weigh in on the X Factor winners' song, but music fans across the world have been pretty vocal about the Zayn Malik-inspired track's similarities to G.R.L.'s Ugly Heart!
G.R.L. themselves even called them out over it.
Luckily for Mixers everywhere, Perrie Edwards, Jade Thirlwall, Jesy Nelson, and Leigh-Anne Pinnock don't seem very phased by the comparisons.
In fact, the band stopped by Belgium's QMusic over the weekend where Jade actually used her friendship with G.R.L.'s Emmalyn Estrada to dispel those song-stealing rumors, saying:
Little Mix's New Single Shout Out To My Ex Gets Called Out For Ripping Off G.R.L. — Listen & Decide For Yourself!
It's the battle of the girl groups!
The songs came out about two years apart, and while we definitely hear some of the same inspirations between the pop bops… we're not so sure Perrie, Jade Thirlwall, Jesy Nelson, and Leigh-Anne Pinnock's first single off LM4 is a full-on ripoff of G.R.L.'s biggest hit.
Although, we are obsessed with both… LOLz!!
Ch-ch-check out Shout Out To My Ex and Ugly Heart and decide for yourself (below)!!!
UPDATE JULY 29 5:46 P.M. EST: Emmalyn Estrada's rep tells us she isn't rejoining the group, but wishes them the best. She is currently focusing on her solo career with a hot new track called #FreeTitties — check it out HERE!
The girls are back in town!
As you may remember, Lauren Bennett, Emmalyn Estrada, Natasha Slayton, and Paula van Oppen tried to keep the girl group together after the sudden suicide, but after releasing their musical tribute Lighthouse in honor of the late singer, they decided to go their separate ways.
Now, about a year after they first called it quits, a message on their management website has us pretty convinced the girls are getting the band back together!
In fact, the Robin Antin-formed Ugly Heart singers are pretty much guaranteed a reunion thanks to this simple note:
Well, the fans were right — the girl group's disbandment is officially confirmed!
Representatives from the British pop group released the following statement on Tuesday:
It looks like G.R.L. will no longer be a girl group!
Over the weekend, fans noticed that two of the Ugly Heart songstresses had changed their social media accounts — a sign hinting that the group had split.
Group members Emmalyn Estrada and Paula van Oppen's Twitter handles no longer include "GRL" — and Paula's has been completely changed from @GRLPaula to @eyesthatlightup!
And if that wasn't enough proof, founding member Lauren Bennett may have confirmed that the group was done with this cryptic message:
G.R.L. Releases Heartfelt Music Video Dedicated To The Memory Of Deceased Band Member Simone Battle — Watch The Touching Lighthouse Tribute HERE
This completely breaks our heart!
Now, the rest of the G.R.L. ladies are paying tribute to their fallen sister by releasing the video for Lighthouse featuring clips and photos of Battle during her happiest moments.
It's so sad what money can make people do.
At the time, Simone only had a few thousand dollars in her bank account, but she had a lot more on the way.
Due to contracts with Sony, Coca-Cola, and other companies, Simone's family could stand to inherit a large sum of her money, but there's a catch.
Simone's mother Donna Morgan has to be officially named the administrator of Simone's estate first. Her application is currently pending.
But it just goes to show that problems are only temporary, and sometimes a solution is right around the corner. So sad.
[Image via Twitter.]