The haters behind the scenes who weren’t trying to see it happen can choke as Normani is officially set to take the VMA’s on a ride to the “Wild Side.”
It’s been the question many have had all month since VMA performers started being announced, “where’s Normani?” The Fifth Harmony breakout star returned this summer with the sensual pop/R&B hit, which features a verse from our Cardi B and with the song and it’s video being received so well as one of the standout’s of this summer, it came as a surprise to many when Normani expressed that she had yet to be approached to hit the MTV Video Music Awards stage. However, that has all changed as of today.
A few weeks ago, On Monday, Normani spoke with Atlanta radio station Q99.7 how she felt previously not being invited to perform at the show. “I’m honestly disappointed about it. This last week, I’ve just been in my head. But also I know that everything happens for a reason. With or without, I’m good,” she said.
Normani also mentioned that she has been reevaluating her feelings about how the producers’ decision relates to her own success, saying, “Obviously, I’m a human being, I feel things. I love to feel noticed and for my work to be validated, but it speaks for itself. It’s forcing me to validate myself. I’m talented. It has nothing to do with me. It’s just a decision that somebody else made, which was out of my control.”
Well, MTV confirmed today that Normani will indeed perform at the big show this weekend with what’s actually the debut television performance of “Wild Side.” Back in 2019, Normani shut down the VMAs with the performance of her then single “Motivation,” which brought a block party to the stage and wowed viewers with intricate choreography from beginning to end, so it’ll be truly exciting to see what she does with “Wild Side,” which she’s admitted is her favorite project to date.
In addition to Normani, the 2021 MTV VMAs will also feature performances by Lil Nas X, Olivia Rodrigo, Justin Bieber, Chloe Bailey (of Chloe x Halle), Camila Cabello, Shawn Mendes, Machine Gun Kelly, Twenty One Pilots, Jack Harlow, The Kid LAROI, Ozuna, Tainy, and Foo Fighters, who will receive the first-ever VMAs Global Icon Award.
Are you excited to see Normani’s performance?