Normani talks about being ‘overlooked’ on Fifth Harmony – Billboard

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Normani featured on the September 2021 cover of Seduce, where she explains how she is in the spotlight outside of Fifth Harmony.

The “Wild Side” singer opened up in the interview about her tough days in 5H, which she has long recalled in previous interviews regarding racist cyberbullying, which she previously claimed the rest of the girl group to didn’t know what to do. , and even the racist posts of ex-member Camila Cabello have resurfaced.

“I couldn’t really sing in the band. I felt like I was being ignored, ”Normani says. “This idea was projected onto me. Like, “This is your place. “

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But now she shines a new spotlight on herself and black women around the world, exposing their multi-faceted talent. Growing up as a dark-skinned black girl in the South has only been made slightly easier by the safe and secure spaces her family has built for her. The 25-year-old singer recalled “feeling beautiful” as a child, when her mother, father and grandmother constantly reminded her. “The fact that my skin was chocolate was a beautiful thing. My frizzy hair was gorgeous. I don’t need to straighten it. I can wear my braids at my all-white school, ”she recalls.

“My goal in this work that I do is to help other people who feel they have understood black women. There are so many layers for us, there are so many textures, there is so much that we are able to do, ”adds Normani. “Yeah, I can throw a–. But I can also give you a good count of eight, and I can do ballet, and I can do contemporary dance. If I wanna sing this pop ballad then you gonna love it! While you see my black face!

When it came to showing off his “Wild Side” on his latest single assisted by Cardi B which ranked in the top 20 of the Billboard Hot 100, Normani wanted to be anything but neglected. Because now she’s in control – and it shows behind the scenes too. While working with Ariana Grande songwriters Victoria Monét and Tayla Parx and other big hits such as Starrah, The-Dream, Rodney Jerkins, Priscilla Renea, the “Motivation” singer keeps abreast of this on what they work, right down to the BPM of the songs.

“I went to [Starrah] and said, “I want something really sexy.” I just felt that feeling of myself. I feel like a woman now, ”she says. “This is the record I need to feel like a bad jerk too.”

She adds: “I’m reinventing myself. Now you all are going to be able to finally see me tap into this awareness – that I know I am the s -. “

Discover it Seduce Cover footage from the shoot below.

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Normani on the cover of the September 2021 issue of Allure.
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Normani on the cover of the September 2021 issue of Allure.
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Normani on the cover of the September 2021 issue of Allure.
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