Normani Talks Mom’s Cancer Battle / Shares How ‘Wild Side’ Got Them Through The “Darkest Time”

Published: Monday 26th Jul 2021 by Ryan

Normani is getting candid.

The hitmaker got personal during her recent appearance on Power 106, where she talked her new single ‘Wild Side’ and how it helped to get her and her mom through the “darkest time.”

Her words below…

“This past year, my mom was diagnosed with breast cancer.”

“For me, this work that I was able to put out into the world, like, this really saved me, to be completely honest. Even just being on FaceTime with her as she’s going through her chemo and her radiation, and just wanting me to update her on how this video is going, and how the music is coming, it really got her through that. It got my family through the darkest time of our lives.”

She then went on to reveal how her mother motivated her to share the new music with the world, saying:

“Right after she had her surgery. This was in October. She’s like, ‘Baby, I’m gonna be fine. What I need you to do is focus. I need you to be Normani. I need you to be the best version of yourself. I need you to continue to work hard. We gotta get this music out. We have the world to impact.’ She was just like, ‘I’m gonna be fine.’ Anything that my mom says, to be completely honest, I believe.”

Elsewhere in the interview, she talked about her experience working with Cardi B.

‘Wild Side’ is Normani’s first lead single since 2019’s ‘Motivation’ and continues to build plenty of ample buzz for her debut album, which is due out later this year.

Watch her full interview on Power 106 below…

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  1. Nicky July 26, 2021

    Congrats Mani! And it paid off.

    Wild side top 15 Billboard Debut
    Top 20 on Apple Music and rising again
    #3 YouTube Trending
    Growing on Radio
    New single coming 😂
    Album coming in Q4 😂
    Performances and tour

    But wait. I thought she would never release anymore music?

    I literally cannot stop laughing 😂😂😂

    • Shayla Queen™ 👑 July 26, 2021


    • Clarks0o00ñ July 26, 2021

      Gurl, Ilwhy did u stop posting Camila cabello dont go yet chart updates?

      U saw she was doing well and picking up steam so u stop posting about her chart updates

      Ur such a
      Ur So fraudulent

      • Shayla Queen™ 👑 July 26, 2021

        I wouldn’t say #17 on US iTunes and # 9 on YouTube is doing “well,” but go awf sis. SCREAMING!!! 😭😭😂😂🤣🤣🤣

    • Flopmanly Kordei July 26, 2021

      Lmfaooooo she missed the top 10. Nicky I thought u said it’s gonna debut at #1? 😂😂😂😂😂😂
      I can’t stop laughing 😂😂😂😂😂


  2. UHoesFunny July 26, 2021

    YAAAASSSS! Queen Normani 👑

    I’m sooo happy for you, and your mother
    getting thru her breast cancer battle!! We knew she would!! 💜

    Your career is THRIVING! And we love to see you succeed.
    Your haters are fuming and foaming at the mouth baby girl!!

    Keep your foot on their turkey necks,
    WILD SIDE debut #15 on Billboard Hot 100 🤩

    Outstanding work!!! It’s allll paying off!!!
    Don’t Go Yet may have LEFT, but ur HERE to stay!!!


    • Clarks0o00ñ July 26, 2021

      Not u celebrating a top 15 debut
      A whole song featuring cardi.

      Normani will have 3 top 20 hits and all are features

      Love lies with Khalid
      Dancing with a stranger with sam smith
      Wild side with cardi


      Here we go again.
      Never be the same is a solo top 10 hit. Peaked at number 6, higher than any flopmani song ever released
      If the remix was more popular than the original version billboard would have credited kane brown but they didnt.

      • UHoesFunny July 26, 2021

        Thank you for keeping tabs 😭😂

        You’re lowkey a fan, you kno more
        about our fav than your very own
        fat favorite 🤣🤣🤣🤣

        While you’re at it…did you kno that
        Don’t Go Yet just cracked the double
        digits, after 3 whole days… 💀

        That HORRIBLE for a comeback single.
        Very poor reviews on iTunes.

        How the hell you get out sold by
        Marvin Gaye?!!! And he’s dead lmfaooo.

        Continues hold on to ya Payola btch,
        your horse face turkey neck fav is DONE.

        Future NOT LOOKING BRIGHT 🤣🤣🤣

        If you call this a strong start, then I feel
        very very sorry for CaBloata fans around
        the world, excuse me…Peru 💀🤣🤣🤣

      • Clarks0o00ñ July 26, 2021

        All.these paragraphs and for what?

        Normani has no solo hit.
        Even cardi couldn’t give her a top 10.

  3. Shayla Queen™ 👑 July 26, 2021

    Anyone who makes fun of a woman’s cancer diagnosis is a peasant. The REAL QUEEN has spoken! 📜👑💯🤳🏽

  4. Clarks0o00ñ July 26, 2021

    Normani wide side feat cardi

    Global spotify-
    Number 183
    693k streams

    Camila cabello
    Don’t go yet (SOLO SONG)
    Global spotify-
    Number 34
    1.6 million streams

    827k streams
    Released 2 years ago.


  5. Nicky July 26, 2021


    69cents on iTunes about to fall out of top 20 after 3 days
    Nowhere on Apple Music top 100
    #10 on YouTube trending
    Projected to miss the top 40 on Billboard

    I literally cannot stop laughing 😂

    • Clarks0o00ñ July 26, 2021

      U thought the song was not gonna chart.
      The song is picking up steam

      10 million views on YouTube after 3 days of release
      A SOLO SONG.

      Normani has no solo top 20 hits

      Even Camila’s my oh my with dababy is gonna outpeaked wild side hopefully and will spend more weeks on the chart than wild side. Lol

      • Nicky July 26, 2021

        You’re crying.
        Never said it would not chart 😂
        It won’t debut high and I’ve said that before

        You said Mani would be #50 😂

        You’re crying. Mani has 4 top 40 hits as a solo artist and 3 top 20 hits.

        We love it. Didn’t you say she would never see Billboard charts again? 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

  6. Clarks0o00ñ July 26, 2021

    Normani released 3 different versions of wild side and she discounted all 3 different versions on her website

    A very nasty sneaky rat

    Normani = NO SOLO TOP 20 HITS.

    • UHoesFunny July 26, 2021

      Meanwhile CaBloata got a white man in Black Face as her way to get her numbers up ⬆️😭🤣🤣🤣 fcking PATHETIC. Normani is a strategist. You’re so mad that her promo actually WORKED, and she don’t need controversy or BLACK RAPPERS😂 to succeed like Mrs. Piggy 💀

      • Clarks0o00ñ July 26, 2021

        We love the controversy. Lol

        The performance now has 1 million views
        2.5k dislikes

        The public has spoken

        Dont go yet is taking of very slowly.
        They played it during the Olympics and people were gagging.
        U see what happens when u make a global smash.

    • Dc July 26, 2021

      At least normani hit number 1 on iTunes not having to sell her single for 69 cents 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

  7. Nicky July 26, 2021

    C******* projected to miss the top 40 on Billboard Hot 100 after radio deal, playlist payola, huge video, and big tv performance

    I literally cannot stop laughing.

    • Clarks0o00ñ July 26, 2021

      A solo song did that

      Normani has no solo hits.

      • Shayla July 26, 2021

        First you said Normani wouldnt release any music, then you said she’d flop, now your saying she has no solo hits. Make up your mind. Constantly moving that goal post has to be tiresome!!!🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

  8. UHoesFunny July 26, 2021

    Camicky created the SAME SOUND
    from her last two flop albums, and
    expects the public to stick around…

    Gurl NO. GOODBYE.

    First off I just discovered that she used
    PAYOLA heavy heavy. How you got all these
    followers, but only get 500k likes/views…

    Very fishy 🐟 doesn’t add up AT ALL

    And you KEEP ignoring the fact that
    Wild Side BEAT Don’t Go Yet 💀

    If this is a COMEBACK battle…
    Please explain how your fat favorite
    is in the 5th inning?!! 😭🙏🏽

    Normani actually HIT #1
    On ALL platforms.

    Will debut Top 20, and those
    numbers will continue to rise!!!

    Meanwhile Camicky hit ZERO.
    This is her worst FLOP EVER!!!

    • Clarks0o00ñ July 26, 2021

      “And you KEEP ignoring the fact that
      Wild Side BEAT Don’t Go Yet 💀”


      Wild side feats cardi, the hottest rapper at the moment

      Dont go yet is a SOLO SONG

      U loser

      Ur girl.has zero top 20 hits

    • Clarks0o00ñ July 26, 2021

      “Normani actually HIT #1On ALL platforms.”

      @Camila_Cabello’s “Don’t Go Yet” #1’s on iTunes:

      El Salvador
      Saudi Arabia

      *12 #1’s so far*


  9. Clarks0o00ñ July 26, 2021

    Hot 100 predictions:

    • Whola Lotta Money:
    #38 (-9) [3woc] +100points

    • Wild Side:
    #45 (-30) [2 woc] +90 points


    • Nicky July 26, 2021

      No one relies on you for predictions.

      Remember you said Mani would debut at #50 😂😂😂

      Even if she goes to #45, that may be higher than CaMonkeys debut

      😂😂😂😂. I literally cannot stop laughing.

    • Dc July 26, 2021

      You said doja and sza would hit number 1 the week doja album came out still hasn’t happened so your predictions be off sir

  10. UHoesFunny July 26, 2021

    Don’t Go Yet really got a 49 score by critics and the general public. OUCH!

    Not even a 50 damn 😭🤣🤣🤣 that’s horrible, that’s definitely a BIG FAT “F” on sis report card lmfaooo 💀

    Nobody likes this track, and it shows. Don’t Go Yet has left the building, and doing very very poorly on ALL platforms.

    Finally making 10M views after 3 whole days, is certainly NOTHING to be proud of 😂😂😂

    I cannot wait to see her continue to crumble, and this whole era continue to fumble 😭😭

    BARZ!!! 🎤

    • Clarks0o00ñ July 26, 2021

      “Nobody likes this track, and it shows.”

      @Camila_Cabello’s “Don’t Go Yet” #1’s on iTunes:

      El Salvador
      Saudi Arabia

      *12 #1’s so far*


      • Lipstick Lezz July 26, 2021

        I thought iTunes didn’t matter boo?

    • Clarks0o00ñ July 26, 2021

      “Finally making 10M views after 3 whole days,”

      Normani wild side feat cardi reach 9.6 million views on.the 3rd day.
      A whole cardi feature with nudity

  11. truthteller July 26, 2021

    I’m sorry Normani’s mum had to battle cancer, but this interview is ridiculous. As if her mum’s priority during that time was her daughter releasing Wild Side.

  12. Bravo!! July 26, 2021

    Has she acknowledged Wild side sample of Aaliyah song one in million, huh? All this hype surrounding her and she still couldn’t make the top 5 of Hot 100. Norman, Be honest with yourself and confess about the sample. This b**** is a fraud! Where’s the hype, huh? You killing Aaliyah’s legacy, fraud!

    • Fancy BISH (FCK Maristench, SEWER THANG, Danzou Thee Fool & Clarksdump 🤣) 👊🏽💎💋 July 26, 2021

      It’s an interpolation or element, not a sample…and they will get the call like Kandi & Tiny did Ed if need be ☎️ 🤣 You already know that, calm yo tittiez 😂 I’m happy that the song is charting well because One In A million didn’t get to chart on the Billboard Hot 100 cause of that weird rule in the 90’s about airplay only singles…of course, Aaliyah became the FIRST artist in history to top the Billboard Hot 100 with an airplay only single after the rule change with another classic, Try Again 💯 Aaliyah was and still is the FUTURE ❤️🎶

  13. eric July 26, 2021

    She said in one interview that God gave her the vision for the video, and now she’s talking like this song is fulfilling a duty to impact the world. Her wires are crossed and twisted upside-down.

    • Clarks0o00ñ July 26, 2021

      She’s so silly.

      God told u to do all that nudity right?

      People are eventually gonna figure out this girl’s true behaviour and character and the will start hating her for it.

  14. Camel July 26, 2021

    Using disease for promotion! Karma is watching you!

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