American singer, Normani, has revealed how she felt when some racist comments Camila Cabello had made in the past, resurfaced. She admitted that the fact that Camila took so long to address them felt ‘devastating.’
The two talented singers were once bandmates in Fifth Harmony. However, Camila Cabello left the group to go solo in 2016. The rest of the bandmates have also disbanded for solo projects.
In 2019, Camila Cabello tweets that she had made several years ago, which contained racist and derogatory language, resurfaced.
However, Camila Cabello apologised and admitted that she was ‘uneducated and ignorant; when she made her post those comments, but Normani felt hurt because it took her so long before she spoke about it.
In an email statement, Normani told Rolling Stone:
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.
I face senseless attacks daily, as does the rest of my community. This represents a day in the life for us. I have been tolerating discrimination far before I could even comprehend what exactly was happening.
Direct and subliminal hatred has been geared towards me for many years solely because of the colour of my skin.
She also explained that Camila Cobello’s situation had hurt her.
Camila Cabello had reacted to her posts last year in December as she wrote that she was much younger, uneducated and ignorant, when she made those comments, and she was deeply ashamed of herself. She apologised and stated that she regret her actions and she wish she could turn back the hands of time to change the damage that she had done in the past.