British singer Jade Thirlwall, who’s of Egyptian and Yemeni descent, joined her Little Combine bandmates Perrie Edwards and Leigh-Anne Pinnock — Jesy Nelson was unable to make it attributable to sickness — to host and carry out at the MTV Europe Music Awards 2020, which aired on Nov. 9.
The “Vacation” hitmaker rocked as much as the pre-recorded ceremony, which was filmed in numerous areas, sporting various head-turning outfits that included a pink, outsized tie-dye blazer and matching tights from Milan-based label Anna Kiki. For her second outfit of the night time, the 27-year-old shortly turned into a bit of black costume from Saint Laurent.
At one level, Thirwall common two-meter lengthy spikes across the little black costume to verify she was sufficiently distanced from everybody else. Explaining her uncommon outfit alternative, she stated, “I’m so comfortable we’re internet hosting the EMAs this 12 months, however we’ve got to verify we stay socially distanced. So, I believed I’d put on this in order that we stay inside the rules.”
In between internet hosting, Little Combine carried out their new single “Candy Melody” from their new album “Confetti” in matching white outfits at the occasion.
The present hosts additionally picked up the perfect pop and Finest UK and Eire act awards.
“Years in the past, we dreamed of even being invited to the @mtv EMAs. Tonight, we hosted the present, carried out and received two awards,” wrote Thirlwall on Instagram. Acknowledging Jesy’s absence, she added: “The solely factor lacking was our Jesy. Thanks a lot to all of our followers who voted and to @mtvema for having us.”
Thirlwall’s mom is Yemeni-Egyptian.
In a latest interview with Vogue Arabia, the star revealed that she was bullied into being ashamed of her Arab heritage and that she regrets not embracing her heritage and roots.
“I had suppressed who I used to be as a result of I wasn’t proud,” she stated. “I had been bullied into considering I ought to be ashamed of my identification, so I didn’t speak sufficient about my heritage in interviews. It makes me unhappy to consider it now,” she added.
The 2011 “X-Issue” finalist revealed that rising up her grandfather used to play Arabic songs for her. She additionally spoke about attending Islamic college as a baby.