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Normani Opens Up About Her Time in Fifth Harmony: 'I Didn't Get to Really Sing'

Normani Opens Up About Her Time in Fifth Harmony: 'I Didn't Get to Really Sing'

Normani is opening up about her experiences.

The 25-year-old “Wild Side” star got candid in an interview with Allure.

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Here’s what she had to say…

On her experience going to a predominantly white school: “I did get bullied a lot. Not feeling like I had that representation at school was very hard. I’ve always felt like the underdog in anything that I’ve ever done.”

On her time as a member of one of the biggest girl groups of the 2010s, Fifth Harmony: “I didn’t get to really sing in the group. I felt like I was overlooked. That idea has been projected on me. Like, this is your place.”

On pushing the boundaries of mainstream pop music to preserve her authenticity: “My purpose in this work that I do is for other people that feel like they have Black women figured out. There’s so many layers to us, there’s so many textures, there’s so much that we’re capable of doing. Yes, I can throw ass. But I can also give you a proper eight-count, and I can do ballet, and I can do contemporary dance. If I want to sing this pop ballad, then you’re going to love it! While you see my Black face!”

She previously spoke out about her time in the group as well.

For more from Normani, head to Allure.com.

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