Normani Kordei Assures Fans She Is Not Leaving Fifth Harmony
Etonline.com: Fifth Harmony may be down to four members, but have no fear -- Normani Kordei isn't going anywhere.
Kordei recently made headlines when she signed with her own manager, causing fans to worry that the group was splitting up. ET spoke with the 21-year-old singer by phone about the 5K she walked with her mom in Santa Monica, California, over the weekend to raise money for the American Cancer Society, and during the chat, she reassured fans that she's not parting ways with 5H. In fact, she actually thought it was funny that people jumped to that conclusion.
"It's funny because so many people were like, '5H is over! Oh my gosh! She's leaving the group.' And I'm just sitting in my bed laughing because so many things can be misconstrued and misread and just taken out of context," she admitted. "I'm like, no, I'm not leaving my group. I would never. We're on such a high right now. We're at our peak. It would be dumb at this point, and it's not what I want to do with my heart and soul. That wasn't even a thought."
"All it is, is that I got my own manager to kind of help guide me with whatever it is that I want to do aside from the group. That's all it is," she added.
Kordei's reaction to the whole thing? Removing herself from the chatter.
"I completely cut off social media because I heard so many people were talking about it. Not even in a negative way! There were so many people excited for me and like, 'We want your music! We want to hear a piece of you!'" she explained. "Because we all have our hardcore Harmonizers and then we each have our own fans that gravitate to one girl more. Mine call themselves Normani girls. They're just very excited for what's to come."
Fans can be forgiven for being so nervous -- after all, Camila Cabello did suddenly leave the group last year. The four remaining ladies -- Kordei, Ally Brooke, Dinah Jane and Lauren Jauregui -- have flourished, not faltered, since Cabello's departure. Not only have they scored hits like "Work From Home, " they also won a number of awards, including taking home statuettes at the Teen Choice Awards and People's Choice Awards, and made waves with their performance at this year's MTV Video Awards, where they also won Best Pop Video for "Down."