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Fifth Harmony's Normani defends comments about bandmate Camila

Published 05/08/2016

Normani Kordei and Camila Cabello
Normani Kordei and Camila Cabello

Fifth Harmony singer Normani Kordei has posted a long note pleading fans not to blow her comments out of proportion.

Fifth Harmony's Normani Kordei has blasted feud rumours between bandmate Camila Cabello and herself.

Earlier this week (beg01Aug16) Normani, 20, gave a Facebook Live interview to Galore magazine and was asked to name the best qualities of the other girls in the group. While her answers for Lauren Jauregui, Ally Brooke and Dinah-Jane Hansen were full of praise, she kept her commentary for Camila short and sweet, describing her as “quirky” and “cute”.

Fans were quick to interpret her blunt response as a dig, forcing Normani to dispel rumours of a feud.

"I would like to address an issue that has been completely blown out of proportion," Normani started in a note posted on her Twitter page on Friday morning (05Aug16).

"It is a shame that after four years together as a group I have to address foolishness manufactured by those that have absolutely no idea what goes on. I have shown nothing but commitment for the success of Fifth Harmony, even promoting on my days off, but yet I always find myself as the target of unjust hate and slander."

She continued to insist she gives “110 per cent” on and off the stage, and despite her efforts has learnt people won’t always treat her with the respect she deserves. Most importantly, Normani is adamant she holds “love and respect” for all four of her bandmates and even if people fail to believe her, she says her conscience is clear.

Concluding her long note, the singer asked fans to let the Fifth Harmony girls write their own story rather than writing it for them, finishing with the line: “I am the keeper of my heart and I’m not meant for everyone to understand but you can respect me while trying to.”

Camila, 19, has yet to respond to the backlash of her bandmate's comment, but has been keeping active on social media. On Thursday she wished U.S. president Barack Obama a happy birthday, noting she was sad it was his last year of leadership ahead of the November (16) election.

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