Normani opens up on “Wild Side” inspiration.

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Normani’s “Wild Side” arrived and sent fans into a frenzy with both the songs and visuals. What we now know is the creation of the song and video was a place of comfort as she is also working while her mother is battling breast cancer.

“This past year, my mom was diagnosed with breast cancer,” Normani said on Power 106. “For me, this work that I was able to put out into the world, like, this 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 would go on to add, “This was the second time that she had to go through cancer. The first time I was four. 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.”

You can hear the rest of the “Wild Side” story from Normani here.