Normani is now claiming that she faced "racism", while a member o the girlfs group Fifth Harmony. Fifth Harmony was a popular group that consisted of Ally Brooke, Dinah Jane, Lauren Jauregui, and previously Camila Cabello.
In a new interview with Billboard Magazine, the 22-year-old Normani claim thats he was brought to tears during studio sessions - after being mistreated. Normani claims that she was the only member of the popular girl group who was forced to sing background vocals.
“It was a subconscious thing,” Normani said about the effect the treatment had on her. “You think, ‘Why am I the least-followed in the group?’ Even if you don’t recognize that you’re paying close attention to it, it takes a toll on your confidence. You worry is it me? Is it because I’m Black? Or am I just not talented?”
Normani claims that her fellow group members did little to help her - as she was being mistreated.
“They tried to be there for me as best as they could,” she explained. “But I don’t think they had the tools that they needed because it’s not their experience.”
“I can give them credit for trying to be there for me, but at the same time,” Normani added, “the girls don’t experience things the way I did.”
“There’s a responsibility I have as a Black woman — one of the very few — to have the power to kill it,” she stated. “Even in the mainstream, there’s not many of us — especially chocolate girls. Like, being African-American is one thing, but girls [with] my complexion. It’s unheard of. It’s me, and SZA. Who else?”