Normani Felt ‘Very Neglected’ in Fifth Harmony E! News UK
Normani has always felt “very neglected” in Fifth Harmony.
The 25-year-old singer played in the chart-topping girl group alongside Ally Brooke, Dinah Jane, Lauren Jauregui and Camila Cabello – but she admits it wasn’t easy being the ‘only black girl of a group”.
She shared, “For someone who always felt very neglected and being the only black girl in a group, mentally that was a lot for me. There were times when I didn’t feel seen and unimportant, and my vocal ability was not equally amazing.
“To come out of it, I feel my resilience, but also the people who have been riding with me since day one. I’m so grateful for that.”
Normani is now enjoying life as a solo artist and she reassured fans that her new songs are “all coming this summer”.
Speaking about her new album, she told ‘Entertainment Tonight’: “It will definitely be worth the wait. I hope you like it as much as I do.
“I obviously spent a few years on it…I just hope they feel closer to me, honestly. That’s the beauty of music. People can interpret it however they want, but once it’s theirs, I hope they enjoy it.”
Meanwhile, Normani has previously claimed that his childhood heroes paved the way for his success.
The “Motivation” hitmaker hailed the influence of the likes of Beyonce, Ashanti, Ciara and Janet Jackson.
She said: “They gave me the opportunity to be the black girl I am today and the black artist and woman I evolved into.
“These are women like [those icons] and they represented me at an early age so that I could, when I was four or five years old, say to my mother and my father, “I want to be like Janet”. I want to dance like Ciara. I want to be like Beyoncé.’ What I see on TV is who I want to be and it really opened my mind to the possibilities of who I had the opportunity to become and to me that means absolutely everything.”