Normani, Rolling Stone’s latest cover girl, has made a statement regarding Camila Cabello’s past racist remarks that surfaced awhile back. The “Señorita” singer was under fire for posts and memes she wrote on Tumblr at around 14 years of age. When Normani was asked about these posts, she initially told the Rolling Stone reporter that she wanted to be “concise” with her response to how she felt. “I just want to make sure that anything I say is exactly what I mean. I’ll get back to you on that.”
Normani later replied to the writer in a lengthy and well-written email. Normani stated:
“I want to be very clear about what I’m going to say on this uncomfortable subject and figured it would be best to write out my thoughts to avoid being misconstrued, as I have been in the past. I struggled with talking about this because I didn’t want it to be a part of my narrative, but I am a black woman, who is a part of an entire generation that has a similar story.
Normani also touches on how she would like to handle this conversation about Camila moving forward. “I don’t want to say that this situation leaves me hopeless because I believe that everyone deserves the opportunity for personal growth. I really hope that an important lesson was learned in this. I hope there is genuine understanding about why this was absolutely unacceptable. I have spoken what is in my heart and pray this is transparent enough that I never have to speak on it again. To my brown men and women, we are like no other. Our power lies within our culture. We are descendants of an endless line of strong and resilient kings and queens. We have been and will continue to win in all that we do simply because of who we are. We deserve to be celebrated, I deserve to be celebrated and I’m just getting started.”
As we reported, Camila Cabello has since apologized for her posts.
Normani also reflects on her time in Fifth Harmony, saying, “We paid our dues. For us to be able to get through that . . . Basically, what I’m saying is, I could do anything. That s— made anything in the world easy.”