Thank you for all your support when it comes to “Wild Side”. I love and support Normani and always want her to win. pic.twitter.com/F7JTDCBlv9
“Wild Side” music video has reached 1 million likes on YouTube! pic.twitter.com/z7uAvmGCCG
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agh now I’m frustrated
27 July, 2021 - 03:10pm
The two musicians took to social media to weigh in on the argument that the song should’ve been a solo song instead of a collab between them.
Click inside to see what they said…
The argument was that Cardi could have been brought on in a remix edition of the popular song, as Normani could’ve held it on her own.
“This might be a hot take but honestlyyyy cardi should have been the remix,” one user pointed out. “idk why y’all didn’t release this song as your solo single. i get why she’s on it but shoulda been the remix in my humble opinion.”
Cardi didn’t hold back in her response to it.
“Same people that says this shit is the same people that didn’t buy shit ,don’t request on radio, not streaming not adding no value or numbers to the song but opinions on twitter for a hit tweet cause hating but keeping up with cardi it’s what in.”
Same people that says this shit is the same people that didn’t buy shit ,don’t request on radio, not streaming not adding no value or numbers to the song but opinions on twitter for a hit tweet cause hating but keeping up with cardi it’s what in . https://t.co/muoUdHWWc3
— iamcardib (@iamcardib) July 26, 2021
After seeing Cardi‘s tweet about, Normani chimed in, too.
can’t imagine this record without you. THAT’S THE TWEET https://t.co/NrFSD1KmjF
— Normani (@Normani) July 26, 2021
I don’t think you guys understand how harddddd this woman has gone for me. you have been a champion for me throughout this whole process even when I was freaking out the night before releasing. God don’t play when it comes to His. we good sis. 🙌🏾🙏🏾👑👑 https://t.co/5qJ2RvOpUJ
— Normani (@Normani) July 27, 2021
27 July, 2021 - 09:46am
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The “Wild Side” singer stopped by Power 106 in Los Angeles to talk about finally releasing new music almost two year after her debut solo single, “Motivation.” During the interview, Normani opened up about what it was like to work on music while her mother, Andrea Hamilton, battles breast cancer.
Back in October 2020, Normani revealed that her mother’s breast cancer had returned 19 years after she first battled the illness.
“This past year, my mom was diagnosed with breast cancer,” Normani revealed. “For me, this work that I was able to put out into the world 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.”
She continued, talking about having to deal with her mother’s diadnosis for a second time during such an important moment in her career.
“This was the second time that she had to go through cancer. The first time I was four,” Normani explained. “So for it to happen all over again, in such a pivotal and heightened moment for my career… there’s so many moments I was like, ‘I need to be at home’ and I felt guilty for not being able to be physically there with her.”
And just like the superheroes we know mothers to be, Normani’s mom continued to motivate her to continue on with her career and that she would be okay.
“She’s like, ‘Baby, I’m gonna be fine. What I need you to do is focus. I need you to be Normani. I need you to be the best version of yourself,'” the former Fifth Harmony member recalled. “‘I need you to continue to work hard. We gotta get this music out. We have the world to impact.’ She was just like, ‘I’m gonna be fine.’ Anything that my mom says, to be completely honest, I believe.”
“They’ve been the ultimate support system,” she added about her parents. “Her strength throughout her experience has been the strength that I’ve needed honestly to even be able to allow this to even be a thought.”
Check out the full interview to hear more from Normani down below: