Normani will not show her “Wild Side” at the VMAs.
Despite calls from fans, the singer won’t take the stage at the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards next month. In an interview with Q99.7 Atlanta, she shared her disappointment after she was not invited back.
“I’m obviously disappointed with that. This last week I was just in my head, but I also know that everything happens for a reason. With or without, I’m fine, “she said.
Fans had asked MTV to perform Normani and started a social media campaign with the hashtag #LetNormaniPerform.
“Of course I’m human, I feel things,” added Normani. “I love to be noticed and to confirm my work, but it speaks for itself. It forces me to validate myself. I am talented. It has nothing to do with me. It was just a decision someone else made that was out of my control. I focus on redefining what success means to me and focus on the things that make me happy. “
She admits she would have loved to get back on the VMA stage and do another memorable performance. “But I would like to perform. I think back to my favorite artist – Janet and Bey and Britney. All these iconic moments that I know I can create. “
Normani has performed with the VMAs, once with Fifth Harmony in 2017 and again as a solo artist in 2019 when she performed her single “Motivation”.
Earlier this month, Cardi B tweeted that she wanted to see Normani on stage to perform her collaboration “Wild Side”.
I hope my girls Lizzo & Normani will perform at the VMAs 🤞🏽🤞🏽please, please, please
– iamcardib (@iamcardib) August 18, 2021
While Normani may not perform, MTV has announced a number of other artists, including Camila Cabello, Lil Nas X, Doja Cat, Machine Gun Kelly, Olivia Rodrigo, Shawn Mendes and Chlöe, who will make their solo debut at the TV premiere of their first Single “Have Mercy”.
Justin Bieber and Megan Thee Stallion will lead nominations for the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards, which will air live from Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on September 12 at 8 p.m. ET.