Normani stars on the December 2020 cover of Women's Health, and she opened up to the magazine about building back her confidence and learning to shine under a solo spotlight after her Fifth Harmony days.
The 24-year-old singer has spent a quarter of her lifetime in the girl group, alongside Camila Cabello (before her 2016 exit), Lauren Jauregui, Ally Brooke and Dinah Jane. Normani noted that being the only Black member of the group, which dealt with its fair share of racist online trolls, "alters the perception you have of yourself."
"Having certain things happen so blatantly while also feeling like the 'other' and being so young and hearing the public compare [us] took a toll on my confidence," she said in the cover story interview published online Tuesday (Nov. 17). "For a long time, I didn’t believe in myself because I didn’t feel like I was given the opportunity to."