Normani Kordei Hamilton, a popular American singer, and dancer revealed that was afraid that how his father would react to her song. The singer notably claims that she just wanted to show her best artistry and musical diversity with her track, ‘Wild Side,’ but she was terrified to play it for her father for the first time.
The singer sat for an interview with Ebro Darden for Apple Music and shared how nervous she was to showcase the new single to her fans and her fear to play the sexually-tinged song for Derrick Hamilton, her father.
She said, “I was so terrified to play this song for my dad… terrified… oh my goodness….avoiding it, he kept asking to hear the record because everyone else heard it but he didn’t hear it.”
Also, she noted, “And my dad is my biggest fan… he works nightshifts. He hustles for his family and so to get through the night sometimes he listens to all my records and he was dying to listen to this one and I was just like ‘Dad, um, I’ll play it for you later.'”
However, Normani clarified that her mother, Andrea Hamilton, who celebrated her final set of the radiation fighting with breast cancer, played the track for her father.
Normani clarified, “He was like ‘That s—t is hard,’ he’s like ‘that s— is fire’ and he told me all the time, every single day, I kid you not: he’s like ‘Are you ready to take over the world? Are you ready to take over the world?’ He loves the song, he loves the record.”
The singer claims that she felt that ‘I never had room to make mistakes’ as is always compared to the top artist.
Further, she mentioned, “[It’s] beautiful and I’m very honored by that, but at the same time, it’s scary. But that is an extra pressure on me that I felt like I couldn’t make any mistake that any new artist would be allowed to make, which is why I end up being a perfectionist and in a way, it robbed me from being able to enjoy the recording process of making my first album.”