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Normani Shares How Her Mother’s Breast Cancer Battle Motivated Her To Release “Wild Side”

Normani Shares How Her Mother’s Breast Cancer Battle Motivated Her To Release “Wild Side”

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Having amassed over 10 million views already, and being the #1 Trending clip on YouTube, “Wild Side” marks Normani‘s big return to the music front as she’s been absent for more than two years. Speaking on the inspiration behind the record and the cinematic video, Normani shares with Bryhana that a conversation with friend and fellow songwriter/artist Starrah led to the leading single which embraces sexual liberation and pays homage to the 90s and 2000s eras that inspire her the most.  Normani also shares how Cardi B came to lace her verse on the Aaliyah-sampled track and how Cardi’s support for her as an artist reinvigorated her confidence.

Speaking on her return to music, the “Motivation” singer explained that her family’s recent hardship with her Mother being diagnosed with breast cancer for the second time was not only the darkest moment for her but it was also the moment that pushed her to follow through with her craft.

Normani goes on to share what fans can expect next for her and why her forthcoming album will feature all female artists.

Check out the full interview below!