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Billboard January issue: New Year, New Normani



On being overlooked in Fifth Harmony: “It was like, ‘Hey, I’m also here, and I’m really good at what I do. I work just as hard. I feel like I have to work 10 times harder just to prove to everybody that I also deserve to be here”


On the place she had in the group, her insecurities, frustrations and being the least followed on social media: “So many sessions, I would cry like I’ve never cried before. It was a ­subconscious thing. 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?”

On who will be the most successful solo: “Honestly? I’m in such an amazing place that I don’t feed into any of that. I’m way too blessed to even allow myself to focus on that. This is my time. Just like [Cabello] had an amazing run. I am so proud of everything that she’s doing. She’s nominated for a freaking Grammy! Like, that is amazing. And all from what girl group? Fifth Harmony. Like, that shit’s fire. And I know that all of us are more than capable of doing that. I’ve come to believe that I am that talented. Before, I didn’t wholeheartedly believe that.”

She also mentions that she worked with Daniel Caesar and teased studio time with Misssy Elliott

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Tags: ariana grande, black celebrities, fifth harmony, interview, magazine covers and articles, missy elliot, pharrell / n.e.r.d / neptunes
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