Normani's mother, who is battling breast cancer, motivated the singer to release "Wild Side" into the world.
Normani got personal in a recent interview with Los Angeles' Power 106, in which she talked about all things "Wild Side," embracing her sexuality, feeling lucky to get to know Cardi B and admitting that delving into the new music "really saved" her while her mom was going through chemotherapy and radiation.
"This past year, my mom was diagnosed with breast cancer," Normani said in the interview with host Bryhana. "For me, this work that I was able to put out into the world, like, this really saved me, to be completely honest. Even just being on FaceTime with her as she's going through her chemo and her radiation, and just wanting me to update her on how this video is going, and how the music is coming, it really got her through that. It got my family through the darkest time of our lives."