Normani's Fifth Harmony experience 'took a toll on her confidence'

Normani has bittersweet memories of her time in Fifth Harmony.

The 28-year-old singer joined the chart-topping girl group - which also featured Ally Brooke, Dinah Jane, Lauren Jauregui, and Camila Cabello - as a teenager, but Normani admits that it was a challenging experience at times.

Speaking to Rolling Stone magazine, Normani shared: "I’m grateful for all of it, even the moments where I might’ve felt inadequate or less than. It definitely has a lot to do with why I am the way that I am."

The 'Wild Side' hitmaker acknowledges that she struggled with her confidence during her time in the group.

Normani - who launched her solo career after the group announced their hiatus in 2018 - said: "It definitely took a toll on my confidence.

"Would I do some things differently or wish that some things were done differently? Of course, but I also don’t want to sit here and make it sound like it wasn’t part of my story."

Normani feels proud of what Fifth Harmony managed to achieve together. However, she also believes that they faced unrealistic expectations.

The singer explained: "We were babies. We were so innocent and I think that is the struggle, to your point, of just us having to face reality under very unrealistic circumstances. I always say we did the very best we could with what we had, so that I’m proud of."

Normani accepts that her time in the group "wasn’t all bad".

The 'Motivation' hitmaker has also managed to erase some of her painful memories from her mind.

She said: "There’s so much that I don’t even remember because I suppressed it. That’s just my way of protecting myself from having to deal with everything.

"But what I do remember is it wasn’t all bad. Like yeah, we struggled, but it was also really beautiful in what we accomplished together."