Normani Reflects on VMAs Performance Prep: “It Was Traumatic, I Cried The Whole Day”

Published: Sunday 10th Oct 2021 by Sam

For many, Normani delivered the performance of the night at the 2021 MTV VIdeo Music Awards.

However, as tends to be customary with solid end-products, the story behind its creation tends to be anything but perfect.

In a new interview, the 25-year-old reveals such was the case with her preparation heading into one of the biggest nights of her solo career to date.

Full story below…

Speaking to 97.9 The Beat, Normani revealed that the process of getting stage-ready was “traumatic” because of how little time she had to prepare.

Indeed, she shared that she only had a week’s notice about booking the gig.

Still, amidst the chaos that she said lasted up until the minutes before she performed live, she stressed that she was grateful for the opportunity and that all worked itself out.

Watch her interview….

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Relive the epic performance was again…

The personal insight comes after Normani announced that her second single is due imminently.

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  1. Normani October 10, 2021

    Camila is my idol. I wish I could be as pretty and famous like her. I want to have duet with her. 😀🙏

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

      Camila will let your flop ass do the background vocals like when you were in fifth harmony 💅🏿This is like Nicole with other dolls. Now it’s Camila with other backup dancers 😂🤣😂🤣💋💋

    • czennieinsomnionce October 11, 2021

      No, but wtf even is these comments? The toxicity in this comment section is beyond me and over a woman you people don’t even know? Is everything alright at home or what? Y’all need someone to talk to? 🤨

    • Angela S Wimbush October 14, 2021

      Some of these comments are disgusting and disparaging coming from people with dusty ass mindsets!

  2. Clarks0o00ñ October 10, 2021

    Here she goes again.
    Poor me, I have to work 10x harder, everything is harder for me.
    She’s giving miss celie from the colour purple.

    Sympathy and pity and victimhood can never give u a career.

    U lip synced that performance.

    • Normani October 11, 2021

      Clarkson be quiet. No one knows I’m lipsynching lol. I have to do that to be relevant haha

  3. Clarks0o00ñ October 10, 2021

    She has been given the most A-list opportunities but still her career hasnt blown up.

    How many new artists do u know start their careers working with
    legendary music producer max Martin,
    megan, Khalid,
    sam Smith, 21 savage, Calvin Harris.

    everybody has hyped her and given her a shoutout from beyonce to Rihanna, actors, actresses, models etc.
    she has the most industry support but still her career hasnt taken of.

    She’s still only popular on Twitter.

    • True Tea October 10, 2021

      Hey Clark!

      How does Normani 🐈 taste?

      • Clarks0o00ñ October 10, 2021

        Tastes like flop

      • True Tea October 10, 2021

        LOL! FLOP 🐈 bringing in Gold & Platinum records tho.

      • Clarks0o00ñ October 10, 2021

        No album out after 4 years of leaving 5th harmony

        Only 1 solo song that peaked at number 33 after all the hype and industry support

        A FLOP.
        Continue celebrating because wild side sold 500k in America.
        This is a cardi b feature that charted in only 5 countries overseas
        43 million streams after 3 months of release.

        Cant even crack 50 million streams

      • True Tea October 10, 2021

        No album & still going GOLD & Platinum. No album & still trending & booked. No album & still a topic of discussion.

      • Clarks0o00ñ October 10, 2021

        “NO ALBUM”

        Key words.
        U drag ur girl urself.

        When ur girl releases an album then u can speak but until then, be quiet.
        Normani is an insta model. Lol

      • True Tea October 11, 2021

        That’s not how it works. When Normani falls off the charts completely & can longer bring in GOLD & Platinum records, than maybe you can label her a FLOP.

    • Aj October 10, 2021

      Never a truer word said. Just goes to show how some people are forced down your throats and “made to happen”.

  4. Shayla Queen™ 👑 October 10, 2021

    I told y’all she was gonna say this! Instead of being THANKFUL she had the opportunity, she whines about not having enough time to prepare. B**** the world doesn’t revolve around YOU. Think yourself lucky you even got invited as you definitely were NOT first pickings.

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

      Exactly! #JusticeForLorde! Thief mani stole her VMA performance 💅🏿

  5. D October 10, 2021

    I never understood all of the hate she receives (and I still don’t), but after watching this interview… She’s delusional.

  6. marilyn monh-O-E (Da Real DIVA 👠) October 10, 2021

    Stfu what a dramatic h o e! Tell ya flopmani was crying in her room💅🏿

  7. AnonymousTruth October 10, 2021

    Normani fans have got her soooo gassed up. She honestly thinks she’s icon level . She is so entitled and it’s crazy. She needs to produce an actual body of work before she gets so carried away with the hype her fans create. I need to see an album and at least 3 music videos before she go talking about what she deserves..

  8. Shayla Queen™ 👑 October 10, 2021

    It isn’t long until the holidays, she can be Mr Hankey the Christmas Poo. She’s the right color.

    • Roberta FlackSabbath October 10, 2021

      And she smells bad so blind people can hate her too.

      • Shayla Queen™ 👑 October 10, 2021

        Her attitude stinks too 💩

  9. NoFanNoStan October 10, 2021

    her bellybutton is nasty! A****** plays her race card and victim card again.

    • NoFanNoStan October 10, 2021

      a–p– e mani

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

    This is like a deja vu of motivation VMA performance. GP was hyped for a few days and then she vanished again for other 2 years💅🏿 She only did one performance for each song. She really thinks she’s da real Diva. Gurl bye! When the host saying her is the album coming by the end of this years, she was quiet for a second 🤣😂🤣

  11. AB October 10, 2021

    Best of the night??? Yea……ok

  12. AB October 10, 2021

    She’s such a whiner and complainer. Who cares you only had a week to prepare. They literally did the exact same choreo from the video. Doesn’t take much prep for that. All that would’ve take time was costumes and staging. But she didn’t do anything we hadn’t already seen so bye sis. So entitled to have literally done bare minimum in her career. If Chloe only had a week to prepare she wouldn’t ate it up and never complained. And she was in fact the best of the night not Normani. TGJ y’all are delusional as hell!!!!

    • Shayla Queen™ 👑 October 10, 2021

      Artists need to be able to pull it off this quickly, period. If someone pulled out of Coachella last minute and needed a replacement, do say “nah sorry, I’d need more time?” No. Or it’s the wrong career choice.

  13. Dc October 10, 2021

    Go normani song expected to move up on billboard hot 100 some that came out after her (Camilla ) already off hot 100 gold top 10 urban hit

    • Clarks0o00ñ October 10, 2021

      43 million streams on spotify
      Charted in 5 countries overseas
      A whole cardi feature.

      This is a FLOP

      • Dc October 10, 2021

        At least she’s still on billboard hot 100 I’d be embarrassed your totally acting like Don’t go didn’t exist and I’m surprised your still showing your face around here being that Camilla has fallen off hot 100 since last week I’d be embarrassed 😂😂🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 and normani still moving up on hot 100

      • Dc October 10, 2021

        Camilla performed song at least 4 times on tv sold single for 69 cents and has 55 million Instagram followers and normani song still on billboard hot 100 what a flop 😂☺️🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 Camilla needs to move to single 2 cause don’t go is over

      • Dc October 10, 2021

        So if normani still on hot 100 and Camilla not and normani flopped what did Camilla song do you’ll never address that will bring up Havana truly delusional

      • Clarks0o00ñ October 10, 2021

        3 comments , back to back.
        Dummy, ur always comparing Camila’s least successful songs to normani’s most successful song.

        I got u mad. 😂😂

        Dont go yet
        121 million streams
        Charted in 32 countries overseas


        Wild side feat cardi the biggest female rapper at the moment
        43 million streams
        Charted in only 5 countries overseas
        A FLOP.

        Normani has tried and tried to kickstart her debut era but she cant. It’s been failure after failure everytime.

        The next time normani gonna drop a new song its gonna be in 2024.
        RCA will probably drop her before then. What can I say, they’ve stopped financing her projects.
        That’s what happens when ur a FLOP

  14. Adele’s BBL October 10, 2021

    Geminis aren’t usual whiners. But she and fellow Jekyll and Hyde sign, Jesy Nelson, just won’t stop. Wrong career, chicas?

  15. eric October 10, 2021

    She needed more than a week for a wardrobe fitting and the same exact choreo she had already rehearsed and performed in the music video? She’s not ready to be an artist if she doesn’t understand that things in the business get a lot harder than preparing on one week’s notice.

    • AB October 10, 2021

      Faaaaaacts!!!!! Like this was not that big to be crying about all day. Be grateful you got asked last minute sis. I just can’t! She be blowing me smh Literally same choreo and lip synced so what was so hard about the preparation. She didn’t do nothing to where it was that intense or strenuous as far as her artistry for it to be this big emotional deal.

  16. mb1 October 10, 2021

    Is she high??? she doesn’t even seem present!

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