UK pop band, Little Mix revealed in a recent interview that they were told by US label to flirt with music executives to get their music played.

Speaking to ASOS magazine, Jade Thirwall said: “We went to a radio event in America, full of VIPs. Someone from the [US] label said, ‘Go and flirt with all those important men.’”

“I was like, ‘F*** off. Why have I got to go in and flirt to get my song on the radio?”

She also detailed the battle to forge their own identity early on in their career. “In the beginning, we were told we shouldn’t be involved in our music videos. One producer told us we shouldn’t be writing, we should just be given songs.”

The group trended online after Jade broke down crying during a gig in Dalston, east London.

While singing the lyrics "Once upon a time we had it all; Somewhere down the line we went and lost it; One brick at a time we watched it fall; I’m broken here tonight and darling, no one else can fix me; Only you, only you", Jade was overcome with emotion and had to stop singing," she began to cry.

Some speculated the tears were over current beau, The Struts member, Jed Elliott.