Although Camila Cabello is no longer a member of Fifth Harmony, her behavior during her time in the group took an emotional toll on one of its singers. On Friday, Normani released a statement addressing Cabello’s past racists tweet, and her behavior when the “Motivation” artist was the victim of online racism.

Over the last few years, several of Cabello’s racist tweets have surfaced online, in which the 22-year-old used the n-word and black stereotypes. Toward the end of 2019, the “Señorita” issued an apology on her Instagram Story. However, the release of Normani’s statement has fans upset over Cabello’s behavior. 

Normani issued a statement to Rolling Stone addressing Cabello’s racist tweets and Tumblr posts. “I want to be very clear about what I’m going to say on this uncomfortable subject and figured it would be best to write out my thoughts to avoid being misconstrued, as I have been in the past,” the 23-year-old singer wrote.

“I struggled with talking about this because I didn’t want it to be a part of my narrative, but I am a black woman, who is a part of an entire generation that has a similar story,” she continued.

Normani reflected on how constant racist attacks have affected her. “I face senseless attacks daily, as does the rest of my community. This represents a day in the life for us. I have been tolerating discrimination far before I could even comprehend what exactly was happening,” she explained.

“Direct and subliminal hatred has been geared towards me for many years solely because of the color of my skin.”

Normani revealed she was saddened by Cabello’s racist tweets, and her decision to ignore the attacks against her. “It would be dishonest if I said that this particular scenario didn’t hurt me. It was devastating that this came from a place that was supposed to be a safe haven and a sisterhood, because I knew that if the tables were turned I would defend each of them in a single heartbeat,” she wrote.

“It took days for her to acknowledge what I was dealing with online and then years for her to take responsibility for the offensive tweets that recently resurfaced. Whether or not it was her intention, this made me feel like I was second to the relationship that she had with her fans.” 

Normani ended her statement by suggesting Cabello should be given the chance to fix her mistakes.

“I don’t want to say that this situation leaves me hopeless because I believe that everyone deserves the opportunity for personal growth. I really hope that an important lesson was learned in this. I hope there is genuine understanding about why this was absolutely unacceptable. I have spoken what is in my heart and pray this is transparent enough that I never have to speak on it again. To my brown men and women, we are like no other. Our power lies within our culture. We are descendants of an endless line of strong and resilient kings and queens. We have been and will continue to win in all that we do simply because of who we are. We deserve to be celebrated, I deserve to be celebrated and I’m just getting started.”

As of Friday afternoon, Cabello has not addressed Normani’s statement.

Gemini Normani Normani Hamilton of Fifth Harmony was born May 31. She is pictured at the 66th Annual BMI Pop Awards at Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 8, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. Photo: Rich Polk/Getty Images for BMI