Despite rendering one of the most electrifying MTV VMAs performances of the last few years with her stage-blazing rendition of ‘Motivation’ at the award show’s 2019 edition, Normani has not been invited to repeat the feat at its forthcoming ceremony.
Slated to air September 12, fans of Camila Cabello, Shawn Mendes, Doja Cat, Lil Nas X, and Chloe Bailey have already gone wild at news their faves are set to take the stage. Yet, the ‘Wild Side’ songstress – who to many was a shoo-in for inclusion on the performance roster – is still noticeably absent from the growing list.
Having previously made headlines for expressing her umbrage with the omission, Normani took to Q99.7 Atlanta recently to address the topic again. Hop inside to see what she said:
As seen in the clip above, the former Fifth Harmony hitmaker waxed honest about the MTV VMA snub while interviewing with Q99.7’s Jade Jones.
“I’m obviously disappointed about it. This last week, I’ve just been in my head but also I know that everything happens for a reason. With or without, I’m good,” she said.
The chat comes nearly a week after her fans – affectionately called the #NormaniNation – launched a social media campaign to get the attention of MTV execs using the hashtags #LetNormaniPerform and #BookNormani.
“Obviously I’m a human being, I feel things,” relayed Normani. “I love to feel noticed and for my work to be validated, but it speaks for itself. It’s forcing me to validate myself. I’m talented. It has nothing to do with me. It was just a decision that somebody else made that was out of my control. I’m focusing on redefining what success means to me, and focusing on the things that make me happy.”
And while the 25-year-old hasn’t hesitated to put the awards show on blast, she says she is still open to performing if invited.
“But I would love to perform. I think back to my favorite artist–Janet and Bey and Britney. All of those iconic moments, which I know that I’m capable of creating,” she shared.
As of time reported, MTV VMAs show runners and producers have not responded to the hoopla.