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Normani Breaks Silence About Camila Cabello's Past Racist Remarks

Normani is speaking out about fellow Fifth Harmony member Camila Cabello‘s past racist remarks in old Tumblr posts and tweets, which she apologized for at the end of 2019.

The 23-year-old “Motivation” singer spoke out in a statement during her interview with Rolling Stone, published on Friday (February 28).

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“I want to be very clear about what I’m going to say on this uncomfortable subject and figured it would be best to write out my thoughts to avoid being misconstrued, as I have been in the past. I struggled with talking about this because I didn’t want it to be a part of my narrative, but I am a black woman, who is a part of an entire generation that has a similar story,” she said in an e-mail statement to the magazine.

“I face senseless attacks daily, as does the rest of my community. This represents a day in the life for us. I have been tolerating discrimination far before I could even comprehend what exactly was happening. Direct and subliminal hatred has been geared towards me for many years solely because of the color of my skin. It would be dishonest if I said that this particular scenario didn’t hurt me. It was devastating that this came from a place that was supposed to be a safe haven and a sisterhood, because I knew that if the tables were turned I would defend each of them in a single heartbeat. It took days for her to acknowledge what I was dealing with online and then years for her to take responsibility for the offensive tweets that recently resurfaced. Whether or not it was her intention, this made me feel like I was second to the relationship that she had with her fans.”

“I don’t want to say that this situation leaves me hopeless because I believe that everyone deserves the opportunity for personal growth. I really hope that an important lesson was learned in this. I hope there is genuine understanding about why this was absolutely unacceptable. I have spoken what is in my heart and pray this is transparent enough that I never have to speak on it again. To my brown men and women, we are like no other. Our power lies within our culture. We are descendants of an endless line of strong and resilient kings and queens. We have been and will continue to win in all that we do simply because of who we are. We deserve to be celebrated, I deserve to be celebrated and I’m just getting started,” she went on to say.

In case you missed it, see what Camila Cabello said about her past remarks.

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'Birds of Prey: The Album' Soundtrack Stream & Download - Listen Now!

The soundtrack for the new film Birds of PreyBirds of Prey: The Album – has arrived!

The project was released on Friday (February 7) to coincide with the movie’s premiere.

The all-female soundtrack companion to the new film starring Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn features Halsey’s brand-new single “Experiment On Me” as well as tracks from Lauren Jauregui, Summer Walker, Sofi Tukker, and more.

Previously released songs include “Boss Bitch” by Doja Cat, “Diamonds” by Megan Thee Stallion and Normani, and “Sway With Me” by Saweetie and Galxara.

Charlotte Lawrence‘s explosive video for the Harley Quinn theme anthem “Joke’s On You” is also out now.

Watch the video and listen to the Birds of Prey: The Album soundtrack below! You can also download the album on Apple Music.

Before you go see the film, find out if you need to stay to watch a Birds of Prey end credits scene.

Click inside to watch Charlotte Lawrence “Joke’s on You” video…More Here! »

Megan Thee Stallion & Normani: 'Diamonds' - Read Lyrics & Watch Video!

Megan Thee Stallion and Normani‘s new collaboration “Diamonds” is out now!

The 24-year-old “Hot Girl Summer” rapper and the 23-year-old “Dancing With A Stranger” singer teamed up for the new song and video, which they released on Friday (January 10).

The duet will be featured in the upcoming DC superhero film Birds of Prey, set to hit theaters on February 7.

Watch Megan Thee Stallion and Normani‘s colorful “Diamonds” music video below! You can also download it on Apple Music.

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Normani & Megan Thee Stallion (Birds of Prey: The Album) – Diamonds [Official Music Video]

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Normani Reveals Her Celebrity Crush Without Saying His Name

Normani is opening up about her current celebrity crush!

While backstage at the 2019 B96 Jingle Bash in Chicago on Saturday night (December 6), the 23-year-old “Motivation” singer was asked about who she had her eye on.

“If you had to date a celebrity, not to start any rumors, but if you had to,” the interviewer started to ask before Normani interrupted with, “Actually, this could help me out. I’ma put it out there.”

Normani got super nervous and added that he’s “just really nice to look at.” She then said, “Oh god, I’m nervous! Um, have you seen Creed? Yeah, great movie.”

The interviewer said, “Oh okay, a little Michael B Jordan in your life?”

“Love him. Seems like a nice guy,” Normani replied. Check out her reaction here!

Normani Gets Candid About Being in Fifth Harmony: 'I Don't Feel Like Anyone Saw the Truest Version of Me'

Normani is on the cover of The Fader‘s Now issue, out now.

Here’s what the 23-year-old “Motivation” singer had to say…

On how being a member of Fifth Harmony restricted her as an artist: “I don’t feel like while I was in the group anyone saw the truest version of me. I wasn’t allowed the opportunity to showcase that…I’m not able to go in in the way that I want to [because] of what the group was.”

On feeling alienated following an incident that resulted in racist, hateful comments from fans: “[The girls] offered support, but I’m not sure they could be there in the way that I needed because it’s not their experience…they don’t have to face on a day-to-day basis the things that I have to. I definitely learned after that that I had to walk a different way. I can’t look like everybody else.”

On the personal significance of her forthcoming album: “I’m doing this as therapy for me…to be able to get to know myself in a way that hasn’t even been revealed yet, to be vulnerable in a way that I haven’t been before. I want this to be like a diary of all women — to reflect and showcase the many layers of us. We’re not one-dimensional.”

For more from Normani, head to TheFader.com.

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'Motivation' Singer Normani Opens Up About Making Her Music Black

Normani takes over the December/January cover of Cosmopolitan, on newsstands on December 3rd.

Here’s what the 23-year-old “Motivation” singer had to say:

On realizing she was enough: “I’m not sure what that turning point was, but I was like, Normani is enough. You can be onstage and perform and you can be enough.”

On her hit music video: “I told the director, ‘I want this to be as black as possible.’ I was like, let’s show black culture. Why does pop music have to be so white? Why don’t we make it a little bit more me?”

On making mistakes: “There are a lot of moments where I feel like I have no room to make mistakes. I could fall down a million times, but that is not enough for me, ever. I’m gonna get back up.”

On her art: “Those women before me, I wanna finish what they started…I’m gonna make whatever I do black. You’ll know that I’m a black girl, even if it’s on the quote unquote whitest record ever.”

Read more of Normani‘s interview on Cosmopolitan.com!

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Hailey Bieber Calls Out 'Racist' Critic of Normani's Cher Costume

Hailey Bieber is coming to Normani‘s defense after a troll made some “racist” comments about her Halloween costume.

The 22-year-old Drop the Mic host slammed the critic of the 23-year-old “Motivation” crooner’s Instagram photo posted on Friday (November 1), in which Normani is dressed up as Cher.

The troll commented, “I don’t think this is the right costume for a black girl, Cher is white and Cher was thing, Cher did a lot you not even close to her you black people think you own everything not fair you could’ve been beyonce or rihanna or janet but no cher cher is white respect her [sic].”

“There is absolutely nothing wrong with Normani dressing up as Cher for Halloween,” Hailey Bieber wrote. “What do you mean by the first sentence? She can do it because she wants to, she is doing much better than you, you’re behind a computer complaining about a costume. Stop being racist and get out of her page if you don’t like it. It’s 2019 and you’re still supporting the garbage of Trump, Marta.”

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