Normani Covers Teen Vogue / Talks Expectation, Conquering Anxiety, ‘WAP’ Cameo, & Debut Album

Published: Tuesday 6th Oct 2020 by Sam

Check out Normani!

The stage blazer scorches a’front of the newest issue of Teen Vogue. 

Beyond posing it up for the striking shoot (lensed by Micaiah Carter), the rising star sat down for a candid interview.

Within the feature, the 24-year-old opened up about the anticipation and anxiety she has around her debut album; she also updated on status of said LP.

Elsewhere, Normani spoke about her cameo in Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion‘s ‘WAP’ video, as well as her faith in God.

Pics and quotes below…


On Pressure:

“There’s so much expectation that I have for myself, so adding [fans’ expectations] onto that can be a lot, but it really does motivate me,” she says. “I really want to create a body of work that’s going to count, you know? I’m never going to get my first album back.”

On Understanding Her Own Anxiety:

“Vulnerability is talking about the fact that I do get anxiety sometimes, and just showing the consumer what that feels like for me. Just the fact that I am in a position that I’m in, but I don’t want to be so unattainable. I’m just the girl next door.”

On How She’s Spent The Last Few Months:

“Obviously aside from just how devastating [this moment] is, I’ve been able to get to know myself in a way that I hadn’t been able to before,” she says. Investing in self-care has made her more comfortable with being vulnerable in her music “because now I’m tapped into myself in such an intimate way.”

On What Her Presence In Pop Means:

“Representation, like I always say, is key. To be a young woman that looks like myself, I just feel like [being a positive example] is a part of my legacy. It’s me wanting to create better opportunities for us, and also just for people who think that they got us figured out, [I want to show that] we are multifaceted and capable of much more than we get credit for, in the music industry and also in society. I feel like I have a duty.”

On The ‘WAP’ Visual:

“The ‘WAP’ video I was really, really excited to be a part of, just because I feel like we’re in a time in music where women — and Black women — are really on top, which is something I feel like we haven’t seen in a very, very long time. Where I come from, we were all about female empowerment. The fact that I could be a part of such a special moment embracing our sexuality, in which I definitely think there’s a double standard, [was exciting] to be a part of it.”

On Her Long-Awaited Album:

“I’m close. When God tells me that it’s done, then it’ll be done. I’ll feel it, you know?”

The spread comes on the heels of news that the former Fifth Harmony member is in the studio with Beyonce hitmaker Scott Storch.

Your thoughts?

[Photo Credit: Teen Vogue / Micaiah Carter]

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  1. Shayla Queen 👑 October 6, 2020

    I see y’all… trying to chuck Normani in the mix the same day Camila has huge news

    • #WAP October 6, 2020

      What huge news? The Cinderella is going straight to Disney + 😩🤣😭 it’s going to flop like Beyoncé’s black is king. Nice try

      • Shayla Queen 👑 October 6, 2020

        Her third album won’t and it will definitely be out before MorManli’s. If it ever gets released at all… I can’t see any label wishing to back a consistent flop.

      • #WAP October 6, 2020

        Keep telling yourself that. When Cinderella and the accompanying soundtrack FLOP, her third album will do the same. Watch. Nobody cares about Camila. Nobody.

      • Shayla Queen 👑 October 6, 2020

        When Normani’s next single is a FLOP, debut “album” will do the same (if it ever gets released.) Watch. Nobody cares about Normani. Nobody.

  2. #WAP October 6, 2020

    Normani, I love you and this spread is stunning, but I’m sick of hearing about this album. It’s been 2 years. RELEASE IT ALREADY

    • Clarks0o0ñ October 6, 2020

      And so it begins

      The people who were once rooting for her have started turning on her cause she didnt deliver what she promised

      She promised to release an album this year
      She promised to dominate 2020
      But she hasnt delivered cause she just doesnt have what it takes.

      • #WAP October 6, 2020

        Can you read? I still support and love her, I’m just eager for the album. Let’s discuss how all of camilas fans abandoned her after the first album 😩 Romance sold 1/3 of what the debut did first week AND none of the solo singles cracked the top 50 😩 Sophomore slump defined. Can’t wait to see the numbers she pulls with the next release 🤣 Shell be in Ava Max territory

      • Clarks0o0ñ October 6, 2020

        Normani will be lucky to have a career like rita ora

        Atleast ava max has an album out and a solo top 10 hit something flopmani doesnt have.
        😂😂😂😂

        Ur faves is prancing around in her underwear instead of releasing music, are u not embarrassed 💀

      • Only Facts October 6, 2020

        What solo top ten hit does Camila have?? I’ll wait. “Never Be The Same” didn’t hit the top 10 until she did a remix with Kane MF’ing Brown

      • #WAP October 6, 2020

        @onlyfacts 😩😩😩😩 I’m deceased!

      • Shayla Queen 👑 October 6, 2020

        @WAP clearly doesn’t take much

      • Clarks0o0ñ October 6, 2020

        Gurl, we’ve had the arguement before. And I always win.
        Are u not tired of taking L’s

        I myself am tired of giving u Ls

    • Shayla Queen 👑 October 6, 2020

      You “love” her? Whew chile you love some trash! Only Flops’ twin

      • #WAP October 6, 2020

        Yet you stan a chipmunk who’s about to be in Ava Max territory

      • Shayla Queen 👑 October 6, 2020

        You stan an ashy bish who WISHES she could be in Ava Max territory 🤣🤣🤣 The jokes write themselves. F****** loser 🤣🤣🤣

  3. Clarks0o0ñ October 6, 2020

    They have shelved her album
    😂😂😂😂😂😂

    Remember when I said she was not going to happen? U guys called me all sorts of awful names, now look at her

    The year is almost over and no album or second single

    She is getting dragged on Twitter. We love to see it

  4. Clarks0o0ñ October 6, 2020

    Normani told @TeenVogue that “when God tells [her] that [the album’s] done, then it’ll be done. I’ll feel it, you know.”

    😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

    Remember when u guys said she was gonna dominate 2020? 😂😂

    The year is over and nothing from her

    • Shayla Queen 👑 October 6, 2020

      Chiiiiiiile the SHAME! 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 Praise Jesus this album ain’t been released! 👵🏿

  5. Uh October 6, 2020

    A real bad b**** !!! Where’s that stinky racist with the horseface at??

    • Shayla Queen 👑 October 6, 2020

      Terrifying BAD 🤣🤣🤣 Thats why she ain’t got no album!

  6. Nicky October 6, 2020

    😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

    Normani still gracing magazine covers because the press and fans are thirsty for new music.

    Even Camickys pyscho fans are excited for the music.

    Normani is such a beauty with an amazing body and talent. Camicky……can learn something

    • Shayla Queen 👑 October 6, 2020

      Magazines is all she’s good for 🤣 Camila still getting booked to play LEAD in a Disney remake. Still getting booked to record soundtracks.

      • Buzz Off October 6, 2020

        Cuz she actually belt a note.. and normanly have yet belt a note..

  7. Swirly October 6, 2020

    This isn’t a good shoot. The cover photo is horrid. Who approved this?

    • Shayla Queen 👑 October 6, 2020

      💯 she look ashy as hell 💀

  8. truthteller October 6, 2020

    I want to like Normani, but she needs to stop going on about her legacy and representation. Save that talk for when you have at least released your debut album.

    • Shayla Queen 👑 October 6, 2020

      Same for her loopy stans

  9. Only Facts October 6, 2020

    Absolutely beautiful, Normani!

    • Shayla Queen 👑 October 6, 2020

      Crawl back through that hole you just chewed your way through. Rat 🐀

  10. Shayla Queen 👑 October 6, 2020

    Only Flops aka Flops4Tops aka WAP talking himself again.

  11. Misty Knight October 6, 2020

    CINDERELLA is NOT f’ing DISNEY!

    It’s COLUMBIA/SONY.

    It’s NOT going to Disney+!

    LIES

  12. Bebo October 6, 2020

    I feel she is so boring and don’t really bring anything to the table she always talk about the same stuff

  13. Fancy BISH October 6, 2020

    Why is ASAP Rocky wearing a dress?

  14. Keith October 6, 2020

    The pressure must be crippling at this point, seeing as the music released so far has been subpar. I liked Waves and Checklist, but people are not letting Normani coast on charisma alone…I’m still rooting for her although she does need to have a unique, definitive voice on this album.

  15. Your Name October 6, 2020

    Overrated

  16. Gag October 6, 2020

    Really ready for new music from her. It would be hard to pull off a debut album during this pandemic though for the expectations people have for Normani it wouldn’t workout. She shot these photos on her beautiful new home too

    • Monica4Life October 6, 2020

      “Expectations” lmao. No ones checking for Normani.

  17. tyty October 6, 2020

    Normani please stop trying to do the Beyoncé thing without actually having put in the work and established a fan base who know who you are personally. She has no social media presence apart from being an influencer and brand Ambassador. She doesn’t engage with her fans, never builds or capitalises on her viral moments. You can’t be 3 years into your solo career and selling bs such as you’re waiting for God to give you a sign when to release music… why not an EP to tidy fans over. She realistically can’t think she can build a Solid fan base For a pop career through… collaborations, video girl etc….. Megan hasn’t released an album yet but she still churning out hits solo and features. Normani just released motivation then completely disappeared. Them eyebrows are tragic too. I was rooting for her but I think I’m going to have to pass. And wish her luck.

    • Clarks0o0ñ October 6, 2020

      Remeber when I criticised her and u guys attacked me. I’m glad u guys are finally seeing the light. Lol

      Megan was recently shot by tory lanez on her foot, but she still dropped a new song and video with young thug last friday. Performed on SNL last week also.

      Megan has legal issues with her record label but she’s still dropping songs.

      Normani has been in the business longer than megan but megan has surpassed her.

      Megan is darker than normani in complexion incase yall wanna start blaming colourism. Lol

      There’s always an excuse when it comes to normani flopping

      • Keke October 7, 2020

        Megan is darker than Normani where? Your blind as hell Megan is literally light brown while Normani is dark skinned

  18. 🍭marilyn monh-O-E🍭(da Nasty one👵🏿) October 6, 2020

    Why she put on brandy’s second hand clothes??? Is she on budget??? 💁🏿‍♀️💁🏿‍♀️💁🏿‍♀️ Poor thang..,, y’all keep dragging her and her broken a-s-s💅🏿💅🏿💅🏿

  19. Facts R Facts October 6, 2020

    Y’all act like Normani is the only flop from 5th Harmony. Y’all never drag the other girls like y’all drag Normani. Why is that? Are Camilla fans threatened or is it because she’s black?

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