Back in 2016, people started to attack Normani after they believed she was throwing shade at ex-band mate Camila Cabello during a Facebook Live interview. It led her to take a long break from social media after receiving hate, and racially abusive messages from said 'fans'.
Now she has spoken to Refinery 29 about that decision, describing Twitter as "really toxic for me. I would literally go online and see racial comments about myself, and images of me being edited [to show people] trying to harm me and hurt me in terrible ways. It was really ugly."
But it wasn't just Twitter that she nearly quit. Normani explained that she nearly cancelled being part of her tour altogether. "I wanted to go home. All I wanted to do was feel safe, go crawl in my bed and be in my house with people that genuinely know my heart.'
Thankfully, Normani pulled through. But she has some wise words for anyone else dealing with similar online bullying.
"Keep yourself surrounded by amazing people that you genuinely feel confident and comfortable with, and people that help remind you who it is that you are truly. Try to silence everybody else's voice and listen to your own. And if it takes you stepping away [from social media] and putting yourself first, then do just that."
We're feelin' THAT!