Normani Covers Allure / Talks New Music, Not Singing in Fifth Harmony, & Now “Knowing I’m The Sh*t”

Published: Tuesday 10th Aug 2021 by Sam

Cop a gander of Normani!

The 25-year-old appears on the colorful new cover of Allure Magazine.

Landing on the heels of the launch of ‘Wild Side’ – her scorching new single with Cardi B, the feature sees the star assert her worthiness.

Ironically, while her former group Fifth Harmony cranked out a hit named ‘Worth It,’ the singer opens up about feeling anything but that during her time in the band.

Now, though, armed with an unshakable self-confidence and creative independence, she’s strutting ahead full steam to higher heights.

Head below for more from the name on everyone’s lips!

On Being Empowered From A Young Age:

 “I grew up feeling beautiful. My mom, my dad, my grandmother instilled in me at a very early age that I was beautiful. The fact that my skin was chocolate was a beautiful thing. My kinky hair was beautiful. I don’t need to straighten it. I can rock my braids to my all-white school.”

On 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 Bulldozing Barriers As A Black Woman:

“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!” Period.

On Creating ‘Wild Side’:

“A lot of people aren’t expecting this [song] and that’s why I wanted to put it out first. I went to [Starrah] and said, ‘I want something really sexy. I just felt this sense of me coming into my own. I feel like a woman now.”

 [This is] the record I need to also feel like a bad b*tch.”

On The Future:

“I’m reinventing myself. Now you all are finally going to be able to see me tap into that awareness — that I know I’m the shi*t.”

Your thoughts?

[Photo Credit: Allure / Adrienne Raquel]

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  1. Dc August 10, 2021

    She’s to arrogant song fell off quick but hey she got a top 15 single i guess lol

    • Shayla Queen™ 👑 August 10, 2021

      I literally cannot stop laughing 😂😂😂😂

    • Patsy August 10, 2021

      Literally flopmilla is flopping worse than anyone atm keep it

  2. Paulo August 10, 2021

    Beautiful Mani! But in order to reinvent yourself you need a basis to shift from aka put out your gotdamn debut first lol

    • marilyn monh-O-E (Da Real DIVA 👠) August 10, 2021

      Talk that talk, u know her debut album never came 💅🏿

    • Shayla Queen™ 👑 August 10, 2021

      REinvent herself? When did she ever INVENT herself?

      • The Drag Queen August 10, 2021

        Facts Queen!

  3. marilyn monh-O-E (Da Real DIVA 👠) August 10, 2021

    Bad things happen for a reason💅🏿 Flopmani can’t sing for s h I t and that explains she is always a background vocalist 😂🤣😂🤣

    • Truest tea on the post August 10, 2021

      Exactly. flopmila had a break in cancelled tour racist therapy over 10 flop singles and more. And it what she gets for being an ugly apë with 0 talent

  4. kiki August 10, 2021

    lol…just lol 😂

    • Shayla Queen™ 👑 August 10, 2021

      Ikr? I literally cannot stop laughing 😂😂😂😂

    • Nicky August 10, 2021

      All this crying to deflect from Camicky failing again

      Once again. Mani outsold and outstreamed Camicky last week and is on track to do so again. 😂😂😂

      And these fans really think her soundtrack is going to do anything

      😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

  5. IAmKingBishhh August 10, 2021

    She Reminds Me Of Eugene From ANTM Beautiful Girl But Eyes Always Appear Vacant 😩 Like She Just Smoked A Zip Of Gunja But She Has Potential Curious 2 SeeHpw It Plays Out Tho

  6. Shayla Queen™ 👑 August 10, 2021

    You can cover as many magazines as you like, flash your ass and pu$$y on Instagram and in music videos as many times as you like, be as arrogant as you like, but sis…you still gon flop 🤷🏽‍♀️

    • Dc August 10, 2021

      A number 14 peak of a song is not a flop dumb ass Camilla peaking outside top 40 is a flop dummy

      • Shayla Queen™ 👑 August 10, 2021

        I’m not about to engage in a debate with an idiot who can’t seem to recall Camila already having TWO #1 singles… Dummy.

      • Patsy August 10, 2021

        Flopmila only got those two hits cuz of the bigger artist that were also on the track. That’s why she has 52262727 failed singles and Normani outcharted her solo with just one song Hahah flopmila cannot do it by her ugly self

      • Shayla Queen™ 👑 August 10, 2021

        Then explain why Wild Side didn’t hit #1 with Cardi B then?

  7. Alma August 10, 2021

    She’s so boring!!!!!!!

  8. Shayla Queen™ 👑 August 10, 2021

    Where’s that ole squawking parrot Nicky at? “Camicky! SQUAWK SQUAWK! Camicky!” 🦜

  9. Shayla Queen™ 👑 August 10, 2021

    “I grew up feeling beautiful.”

    “Yes, I can throw ass.”

    “[This is] the record I need to also feel like a bad b*tch.”

    “I’m reinventing myself.”

    “I know I’m the shi*t.”

    The level of ARROGANCE she holds is SECOND TO NONE. ESPECIALLY for someone whose highest achievement is a Top 15 single and still has YET to drop an album! Mariah HERSELF would never speak of herself in such a manner!

    I literally cannot stop laughing 😂😂😂😂

    • Clarks0o00ñ August 10, 2021

      It’s the delusion for me. .😂

      That’s what hype will do to u.

      Hype will make u think ur beyonce but in reality you are latavia.

      • Shayla Queen™ 👑 August 10, 2021

        LaTavia! BLOOP! lmaoooooooooo 🤣

      • Dc August 10, 2021

        How’s Camilla doing her second week at 67 you mute on that huh flop ass b****

      • Clarks0o00ñ August 10, 2021

        Dont go yet (A SOLO SONG)
        Fell 21 spots second week

        Wild side featuring cardi, the biggest female rapper at the moment

        Fell 31 spots second week.
        Fell a further 16 spot 3rd week

        😂😂😂😂
        A whole cardi feature
        And the ugly black beast showed her dusty pùsssssy in the video and for what?
        Shameful

        RCA must be happy they didnt invest in this song, cause they would have lost money.

      • Saweetie. August 10, 2021

        LaTavia is a Grammy Award Winner who sold over 20 million records. Normani can’t relate.

      • Shayla Queen™ 👑 August 10, 2021

        @Saweetie

        TELL IT, boo! 💯💋😂

  10. Nicky August 10, 2021

    A beauty who stays booking magazine covers. We love to see it.

    Camicky fans hating as usually. If you’re ugly just say that. If you’re embarrassed stanning a racist fat Turkey neck, just say that. 😂😂😂😂😂😂

    • Shayla Queen™ 👑 August 10, 2021

      I honestly don’t know who’s more deluded. You or her.

      I literally cannot stop laughing 😂😂😂😂

    • Normonkey August 10, 2021

      Normani is just ugly

  11. Shawn Mendes August 10, 2021

    Why is she copying Camila Cabellos aththetic here? Maybe she liked the don’t go yet video. Loser

    • Shayla Queen™ 👑 August 10, 2021

      Girl she stole Aaliyah’s song, pimped out Cardi B for a hit (although non-successfully), used Camila for a faux-racism scandal for sympathy and is now stealing her aesthetic, yet she’s STILL FLOPPING!

      I literally cannot stop laughing 😂😂😂😂

  12. Blaze August 10, 2021

    I just don’t get why Normani and her team will drop a fire song and video, it have the internet blazing and then all she do is interviews and magazine covers. Like… They don’t compare but… Camilla performed her new single on the tonight show the day after it was released. Why isn’t Normani riding on the wave of all the buzz right when it’s BUZZING?! UGH frustrating af.

    • Shayla Queen™ 👑 August 10, 2021

      What “buzz?”

      I literally cannot stop laughing 😂😂😂😂

    • Clarks0o00ñ August 10, 2021

      Camila and normani are not on the same level, when are you guys gonna understand that?

      Camila has given her label 2 number 1 songs,
      2 platinum albums
      3 grammy nominations
      A diamond certified single
      Amongst other achievements. So of cause the label will go above and beyond for her

      What has normani given her label?

    • Dc August 10, 2021

      Camilla did all that and peaked outside top 40 now currently at 67 hot 100 so doesn’t look like that worked out to good for her

      • Clarks0o00ñ August 10, 2021

        Camila’s song is solo and this song already has more streams that wild side, a cardi feature

        Normani has appeared on the billboard hot 100 solo only once in her lifetime (motivation) and that song also had a remix feat 21 savage.

        Ur girl is signed to RCA records, a big label, but she still funding her projects herself like an indie artist cause the label doesnt give a shìt about her.

  13. Shayla Queen™ 👑 August 10, 2021

    And she looks Arab on the cover, not black.

  14. FOH August 10, 2021

    So yall really throwin a talented brown skinned singer with the potential to become a driving force in entertainment under the bus off the strength of merely thinking her music is “mediocre” ? Is that what y’all call support? WOW! This is why black people will ALWAYS stand in our own way and love advocating for hypocritical shyt ! There is nothing wrong with this girl… Despite how low her songs chart, it does not mean throw this girl away just because her career hasn’t “taken off” yet … These comments are PATHETIC ! She grew up in a very loving and reassuring household but she’s called ARROGANT for believing in herself… Alot of y’all weren’t hugged enough when y’all were little and it SHOWS ! Blame that on ya MOTHER !

    • Shayla Queen™ 👑 August 10, 2021

      “…a talented brown skinned singer with the potential to become a driving force in entertainment”

      I literally cannot stop laughing 😂😂😂😂

    • Shayla Queen™ 👑 August 10, 2021

      There’s believing in yourself, then there’s “KNOWING YOU’RE THE SHIIT” 🤣

  15. truthteller August 10, 2021

    Her delusion is unbelievable. The reason she got hardly any vocals in Fifth Harmony is she was by far the weakest vocalist. She was lucky to get a few lines here and there, instead of a few ad libs or backing vocals.

    • Shayla Queen™ 👑 August 10, 2021

      Uh… she KNOWS she’s the shiit, apparently 🤣

    • Clarks0o00ñ August 10, 2021

      I’m glad your eyes have finally opened
      😂

  16. Clarks0o00ñ August 10, 2021

    ““I’m reinventing myself. ”

    Bìtch, u dont even have a career to begin with, no era, no album, nothing, so what are u reinventing urself from?

    She’s delusional just like her fans.
    U see what Twitter hype does to the brain.
    She really think she’s beyonce, she really think shes a legend or something. Lol

    • Dc August 10, 2021

      Your delusional still haven’t admitted Camilla flopped holding onto hope this song will perform
      Like Havana just delusional

      • Clarks0o00ñ August 10, 2021

        My girl is not the one financing her own career with her own money, that will be flopmani, because the label doesnt want to lose money.

        U still haven’t accepted the facts that normani will never have.
        It’s been 4 years now and her career is still in the butter.

        Its been 4 years since the ugly black beast left 5th harmony and shes still an upcoming artist, and she will remain that way forever

  17. Shayla Queen™ 👑 August 10, 2021

    The only single of Normani’s that will ever be successful is her relationship status

    • Dc August 10, 2021

      Song still did better than Camilla so stfu

      • Shayla Queen™ 👑 August 10, 2021

        You “stfu” you ignorant swine. You’re not welcome in this conversation. Take your squealing -like-a-pig because Normani’s Arab-looking ass is a flop elsewhere 💯

  18. Clarks0o00ñ August 10, 2021

    ““I didn’t get to really sing in the group. I felt like I was overlooked”

    U were not allowed to sing in that group cause u were the weakest vocalist.

    Every girl from that group brought something to the table vocally except u normani.

    Camila =ad libs, high notes, climax of the song
    Lauren- choruses
    Dinah and ally= verses
    Normani = NOTHING.

    This was 5th harmony in a nutshell.

    Normani u were the worst singer in that group that’s why you cant stand on ur own now ur solo

    • ThoughtsXOpinions August 10, 2021

      Have you guys actually listened to Fifth Harmony music Normani always had the second most vocals on all 3 albums there is even YouTube videos that divide their time up on songs an albums. I think she means that she wasn’t allowed to sing the way she is comfortable with I.e. they would not let her sound r&b on their pop records so she of course had to assimilate to an unnatural tone of signing.

      I don’t understand why black people give black artist in any genre of entertainment and exponentially harder time than their white counterparts. Normani has proven her talent and prowess yet it’s not enough for the black community if I were her I would say f*** it and only do pop music cause not only is the community I’m trying to serve not buying my stuff but they are actually vocally shaming/bullying me as well. Just enjoy her if you do and don’t listen if you don’t.

      I am rooting for Normani it sucks that the powers that be are hindering her career but it sucks even more to see your own people kick you while you’re doing it for the community or at least trying to…

    • truthteller August 10, 2021

      Perfect summary. The producers were clearly doing charity work by giving her any vocals at all. She doesn’t have her band mates to hide behind any more.

  19. Jackx August 10, 2021

    Flopmani your music is so lackluster
    You need to humble yourself and put out worthy music rather than Ariana throwaway’s

  20. Clarks0o00ñ August 10, 2021

    Look at her face, be honest with urself, is that the face of a star?
    She looks very regular.

    She has a lot of mouth also for someone who barely knows how to operate mic, talk less of singing a tune or holding a note

    Assuming she has bops that’s a different case, but she doesn’t.
    Her voice is boring
    Her music is boring
    Her personality is boring

  21. Clarks0o00ñ August 10, 2021

    U cant hold a note but u are here boosting, calling urself a legend.
    😂😂

    Shes an idiot. This is what Twitter hype will do to u.

    I have been telling yall since 2019 but yall never listen, this girl ain’t it.

    Some of u, ur eyes have started opening tho. Glad for you.

    • Shayla Queen™ 👑 August 10, 2021

      Nicky is a lot cause though. There’s no helping that thing.

      • Shayla Queen™ 👑 August 10, 2021

        *lost cause

      • marilyn monh-O-E (Da Real DIVA 👠) August 10, 2021

        Yesssss drag that Nicky son of a c u n t 💅🏿 This loser is probably crying in the corner somewhere. We love to see it 🤳🏻👠👑

      • Shayla Queen™ 👑 August 10, 2021

        It stopped replying when it got hit with FACTS and taken for the joke it is.

        I literally cannot stop laughing 😂😂😂😂

    • No sir August 10, 2021

      seek help. We can all tell your talking and responding to yourself . Omggg how mentally ill can you be smfh

  22. marilyn monh-O-E (Da Real DIVA 👠) August 10, 2021

    Let me give a shout-out to all stupid flopmani stans, trashy bish, Paulo, u funny h o e, Nicky, DC. Come fight me b I t ch essssss💅🏿 Keep holding that L’s 👠👑🤳🏻 Don’t coming fit the real diva, Queen & king, I will cost ya!

    • Shayla Queen™ 👑 August 10, 2021

      Yaaaaaaaaaas my Diva! 💋

      Go team! 👑👠💋🤳🏽

      I literally cannot stop laughing 😂😂😂😂

  23. UHoesFunny August 10, 2021

    CaBloata fans are weird asf 🥴 who brags about a “solo single” peaked #67 💀on Billboard 100 and has fallen out of AppleMusic Top 300 💀🤣🤣 chile Motivation charted higher than this mess, which was also a SOLO single. It’s seriously the delusion fa me. Stop sniffing glue sticks ya bums…

    • Shayla Queen™ 👑 August 10, 2021

      Zip it, u funny hoee

    • Clarks0o00ñ August 10, 2021

      Gurl,dont u have a conspiracy theory to push on Twitter about how Camila is sabotaging normani behind the scenes
      😂😂

      Lunatic.
      U better take ur meds.
      😂

      Ur girl is signed to a big label but shes still funding her projects herself with her own money like an indie artist
      😂😂😂

  24. Le le August 10, 2021

    Gorgeous! Do it mani! You are the b**** !

    A Top 15 hit, number one on r&b charts we love to see it.

    And chlamydia??? Below top 40 debut !
    Projected to fall 21 spots on billboard & completely out of Apple Music 🤣🤣

    Normani is currently OUTstreaming that ugly deep set under eye bítch 🤣🤣 & she was dropped from a movie studio 🤣🤣

    We love to see it! Lmaoooooo

    • Huh? August 11, 2021

      Ouch….Don’t Go Yet sounds like a FLOP #63 actually this week.

  25. Camonekeymila August 10, 2021

    Camila tha gorilla cannot relate.

  26. No sir August 10, 2021

    This is exactly why Fatmila the flopping monki is flopping Lool. Y’all too invested in Normani your letting her flop. 45 debut and expected 30 spots drop for 2nd week?? Y’all gotta do better

  27. Tallinon August 10, 2021

    I have to laugh 😂😂😂 the way this girl is out steaming and out charting Camila is just sad. Normani has only 2 songs out ? Both outcharted Camila wow. Not to mention normanis solo single also charted higher then any Camila song

  28. Shian colhmem August 10, 2021

    Pretty pictures 😍😍😍😍😍can’t wait for more bangers !

  29. Patsy August 10, 2021

    How are you an “it” girl but your comeback piñata song debut at # low af ? Hahahahaha
    Camel toe is just an ugly talentless flop. playing catch up with mani. But she won’t be able to cuz her songs gonna plummet even harder next week 💀💀💀

    • Fancy BISH (Back To The Future 🤣) 👊🏽💎💋 August 10, 2021

      💀🤣

  30. Fancy BISH (Back To The Future 🤣) 👊🏽💎💋 August 10, 2021

    You know you that bish when you cause all this conversation lol 💋🤳🏽 #Normani

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