Normani's 2019 MTV VMAs solo debut was incredible DESPITE everything that went wrong. And, girl, there was so much.
I watched it live and my reactions went from "YAAAAS" to "Hold up." to "Are they kidding?" to "They need to give Normani an award JUST for dealing with this foolery."
Her audio was GARBAGE. Not her live vocals (they few she had, let's be lip-syncingly honest) but the track. I haven't heard a track skip that hard since my Sony Discman. The camera work was sooo bad. The tracking shot when she came down the basketball hoop was janky. I kept shouting "Show Normani!" at the screen cause the director was more interested in showing crowd shots instead of the FIRE choreography.
But none of that matters because Normani is a pro, a badass and still showed out not missing a beat like we knew she would. We stan the new R&B pop princess.
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