However, Little Mix told The Guardian that this wasn’t the case.
Jesy Nelson said: “We so wanted to write a song like Strip and were so passionate about releasing it as our first single.
“We’d co-directed the video, we’d done the [naked] photo shoot, so we were excited. Obviously, when Woman Like Me was put on the table, in our heads Strip was going to be the first single, and [Woman Like Me] didn’t feel exactly like what we’d sing about.
“So we went in, tweaked the lyrics, changed the production, and got Nicki [Minaj] on it, which was an absolute dream.”