WHY GOD, WHY!?
Now, one of the final four members of the band, Normani Kordei has given us some insight into what led to the end of the band and apparently there was no shade involved.
“Honestly, nothing necessarily happened," she tells PEOPLE. "It was kind of just a good time. It was the right time for us. It’s been six years, and we dedicated absolutely everything that we’ve had to the group. We recognised that we deserve to be our own people.”
She adds that she and her other band mates Lauren Jauregui, Ally Brooke and Dinah Jane are leaving on V. good terms.
“We’re our biggest cheerleaders,” she says with a laugh. “Those are my sisters. I couldn’t get rid of them even if I wanted to — trust me!”
“Fifth Harmony is all I’ve known for the last six years, so it’s definitely going to be an adjustment,” she says of the band. “But I think that we owe it to ourselves, and we owe it to each other, to create that space of freedom to truly figure out who we are individually. You guys have only seen a fraction of me, and I’ve only gotten to know a fraction of who I am. Even in the studio, I’m finding out new things.”
She went on to explain her plans for the future: “I want to create music that I’m proud of, and not just focus on the hit aspect.”
“Sometimes, in the studio, I stress myself out. I’m like, ‘Is this going to work?’ But if it feels good then it feels good. I think that at the end of the day, [the music] will resonate with other people because of the authenticity of it.”
To get a little ~taste~ of what post-5H Normani sounds like, check out her single "Love Lies" below.
Spoiler: she slays!