Normani addressed Camila Cabello's racist tweets and tumblr posts
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Normani just addressed Camila Cabello's apology for her old racist tweets and Tumblr posts, and her feelings were definitely hurt. 

The former Fifth Harmony members have both gone on from the girl group to major success. Normani's more recently with the popularity of "Motivation" and performing at Rihanna's Savage x Fenty lingerie show. With the two former bandmates seeing major success, unfortunately comes a rivalry between their fan bases.

At the end of 2019 Cabello issued an apology for old tweets and Tumblr posts from years prior that featured racist and offensive language. Now, Normani has issued her own statement the addresses those tweets and Cabello's fanbase, who bullied the singer off Twitter in 2016 for racist remarks. 

Normani was featured in the latest issue of Rolling Stone, and she discussed some of the biggest moments in her career. 

In a video with Megan Thee Stallion and Sza, Normani talked about her first time overcoming an obstacle as a black musician. Normani felt that she was restricted in her career by being pigeonholed into the black woman role, meanwhile she is multi-faceted. Then in her own First Times segment, the artist discussed some of her first times performing solo. 

Normani, Megan Thee Stallion, and Sza were all part of the issue.

The Rolling Stone issue was all about women in power and these three artists taking over the music industry. Normani tweeted, "we been shaping the future @RollingStone happy black history month." Then when the magazine shared Normani's solo cover she was overwhelmed. "WOWOWOW thank you @RollingStone" she tweeted. 

In the past year, Normani has made a huge splash. 

After opening for Ariana Grande for a portion of her world tour and releasing a major bop "Motivation." Not to mention, she's had some stand out live performances at awards shows and was a headliner for Rihanna's lingerie fashion show. Now, Normani is officially a household name. 

In December 2019 Cabello posted an apology statement addressing her racist and offensive posts.

After it was verified that Camila Cabello had a personal Tumblr page from when she was a teenager that featured racist and offensive posts, the singer issued an apology and retracted any statements. Cabello's fans came after Normani and made racist remarks and tweets about her, and Cabello did little to address her fanbase. 

In her Rolling Stone issue, Normani released a statement about how she felt following Camila Cabello's apology and racist remarks. 

"I want to be very clear about what I’m going to say on this uncomfortable subject and figured it would be best to write out my thoughts to avoid being misconstrued, as I have been in the past. I struggled with talking about this because I didn’t want it to be a part of my narrative, but I am a black woman, who is a part of an entire generation that has a similar story."

"I face senseless attacks daily, as does the rest of my community. This represents a day in the life for us. I have been tolerating discrimination far before I could even comprehend what exactly was happening. Direct and subliminal hatred has been geared towards me for many years solely because of the color of my skin."

"It would be dishonest if I said that this particular scenario didn’t hurt me. It was devastating that this came from a place that was supposed to be a safe haven and a sisterhood, because I knew that if the tables were turned I would defend each of them in a single heartbeat. It took days for her to acknowledge what I was dealing with online and then years for her to take responsibility for the offensive tweets that recently resurfaced. Whether or not it was her intention, this made me feel like I was second to the relationship that she had with her fans.

"I don’t want to say that this situation leaves me hopeless because I believe that everyone deserves the opportunity for personal growth. I really hope that an important lesson was learned in this. I hope there is genuine understanding about why this was absolutely unacceptable. I have spoken what is in my heart and pray this is transparent enough that I never have to speak on it again."

"To my brown men and women, we are like no other. Our power lies within our culture. We are descendants of an endless line of strong and resilient kings and queens. We have been and will continue to win in all that we do simply because of who we are. We deserve to be celebrated, I deserve to be celebrated and I’m just getting started."

Some of Cabello's fans are still mad about Normani, but I say let's listen to black women when they speak up about how they felt towards injustices. 

One fan wrote on Twitter, "Maybe now that Normani has SPELLED OUT that she did not feel support from her ex bandmate C*milla C*bello when she was racially abused we don't have to argue about it anymore."

Normani fans and supporters are proud of her for sticking up for herself and standing up for what she believes in. 

At the end of the day, Normani's statement ended on a note of positivity. Ultimately, she believes in personal growth and is "hopeful" for Cabello. Another fan tweeted, "OK YES!!! @Normani I applaud you for not shutting up and speaking your truth! As a huge 5H fan, i was very disappointed how @Camila_Cabello addressed that situation and i can only imagine how you've felt. Tysm for speaking on this.... and camila girl take responsibility #normani."