Normani will return to the VMAs stage this Sunday, Harper’s Bazaar is reporting.
According to the outlet, this was confirmed by MTV which said that the pop star will perform at the 2021 Video Music Awards this weekend with a TV debut performance of her new single, “Wild Side.”
This comes mere weeks after she released the feature with a verse from Cardi B., which also includes stunning choreography from Normani’s longtime choreographer, Sean Bankhead.
Speaking about “Wild Side,” Normani tells BAZAAR.com that she attempted to show a more complex side of herself, with the goal of being unlimited and “genre-less” as a musician.
“I feel like this is the moment that I’m going to finally be able to breathe in and exhale—that’s the only way that I can really describe it,” she shares. “I feel like I’ve been holding my breath for so long, because I’ve had this record for a long time now. Obviously, I haven’t released music in the last two years. With that comes a little bit of pressure, and also me feeling like everybody has an expectation — on top of the expectations that I have for myself.”
She continues, “But I’m proud of this work. I think for me more than anything, it’s bigger than the music. I think I’m finally getting out of my own way. The world is going to be able to see what Normani represents and who she truly is musically and the growth that I’ve had in the last two years. It’s really a level up.”
The 2021 MTV VMAs will also feature performances by Lil Nas X, Olivia Rodrigo, Justin Bieber, Chloe Bailey (of Chloe x Halle), Camila Cabello, Shawn Mendes, Machine Gun Kelly, Twenty One Pilots, Jack Harlow, The Kid LAROI, Ozuna, Tainy, and Foo Fighters, who will receive the first-ever VMAs Global Icon Award.
We can’t wait!