Normani Thanks Fifth Harmony for giving her ‘Space’

American singer Normani has thanked her Fifth Harmony bandmates for giving her the “space” to become a solo artist.

The 21-year-old singer stars in the chart-topping girl group alongside Ally Brooke, Dinah Jane, Lauren Jauregui, and previously Camila Cabello, but since the group recently announced their hiatus, Normani has been pursuing her own solo projects.

She shared: “I’m so incredibly grateful to be able to be in a place where I can explore myself as an artist and what I’m capable of.

“Never in a million years did I think I would be in this position in 2018. Everyone has been so supportive and patient, thank you so much to my fans for giving me the opportunity.”

Though Normani calls the other women in Fifth Harmony her “sisters” and “biggest cheerleaders,” she has not heard from Cabello, 21, since embarking on a solo career last month. But there are zero hard feelings. I’m super proud of her,” gushed the X Factor alum. “She is in her own space and she’s happy.”

Normani paid special thanks to her bandmates, insisting that Fifth Harmony will always be “home” for her.

She said: “I’m so thankful to my girls that we created this space among ourselves to explore and branch out creatively. Fifth Harmony has always been and will always be home.”

When Cabello appeared on The Dan Wootton Interview podcast in March she opened up about her former band mates. “I don’t have room or desire to have any bad feelings with people. The reason I don’t like talking about it is because I don’t want to fight,” said the “Havana” singer.

Meanwhile, Normani, who just signed a deal with RCA Records, wants fans to know, it was just time for 5H to split. “Nothing necessarily happened. It’s been six years that we dedicated absolutely everything that we’ve had to the group,” she said on Sunday

The singer claimed she was “scared” at the thought of going it alone, following the group’s decision to take a break.

She explained: “[It was] very scary. And heartbreaking for me personally. The first day that we even put out the announcement for the hiatus, it was the toughest day.

“So many people saying, ‘Oh my god, what happened? What’s wrong?’ Just having that attention on something that you already know is real and the fact that now everybody else knows it’s real, it’s like, ‘Wow, this is really happening.'”

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