Posted: 2:27 pm Friday, August 5th, 2016
Jeez! A girl can’t even pause to think! Earlier this week, Normani Kordei participated in a Facebook Live interview with Galore & was asked to describe the best qualities of her fellow Fifth Harmony members. She quickly compared Ally Brooke to “sunshine,” labeled Dinah Jane the “turn up queen” & Lauren Jauregui was the groups “therapist.” When it was time to explain Camila, Normani had to take a second to think. “She is…let’s see. Camila. Very quirky. Yeah,” Kordei said. “Very quirky. Cute.” That’s all Harmonizers needed to hear! Soon after, haters turned on Kordei, saying she “shaded Camila” by taking too long to say something nice about her fellow band mate. Kordei addressed the mishap on Twitter saying, “I would like to address an issue that has been completely blown out of proportion. It is a shame that after four years together as a group I have to address foolishness manufactured by those that have absolutely no idea what goes on. I have shown nothing but commitment for the success of Fifth Harmony even promoting on my days off but yet I always find myself as the target of unjust hate and slander. It’s just not right. I give 110% on and off stage because I am true to myself and the artistry. We learn in life that evil spirits exist and people don’t always treat you fairly but you continue to love anyway. I have love and respect for all four of my bandmates whether you choose to believe it or not.”
Normani added that she will not let the opinions of strangers have a negative effect on her relationship with Camila. “My conscience and spirit are clear. For those of you who enjoy speculating and creating drama that doesn’t exist, please keep in mind that myself and the other girls in the group are PEOPLE, we feel hurt and sadness just like everyone else. Your perception of me isn’t equivalent to who I am or what God and my family have instilled in me, so regardless of those who plant false seeds in an attempt to diminish me, it just won’t work,” the “Work From Home” singer tweeted. “The smartest thing you can do is recognize that making assumptions and passing judgment on others is wrong.I am here to offer great music and performance along with my girls. This is our story so let us write it our way, instead of you trying to write it for us. I have given so much of myself to you by choice. I choose to LET YOU IN. I have seen many things throughout these past four years that could’ve changed me as a person but I continue to smile through it all. I am the keeper of my heart and I’m not meant for everyone to understand but you can respect me while trying to.”
Cabello, for her part, has not commented on or reacted to Kordei’s Galore interview or tweet.