Normani Discusses Friendship With Nicki Minaj & Getting A Shout Out At The VMAs

"She’s just been a huge supporter."

(AllHipHop News) Nicki Minaj let Tiffany Haddish - and the entire world - know Normani is "that b*tch." The declaration from the rap queen was in response to Haddish's joke about Normani's former group Fifth Harmony.

During an interview with Rolling Stone, the R&B/Pop singer was asked about that moment at the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards. Normani confirmed her friendship with Nicki.

"She’s just been a huge supporter. I think she just really sees something in me, and she’s very passionate, and I’m just as passionate about her," said the onetime Dancing with the Stars and The X Factor contestant.

"If somebody told me that Nicki Minaj would be a champion [of mine] I just wouldn’t have believed it. She is responsible for the majority of my childhood, and the influence that she had on me growing up — being that female that we’ve had over the course of the last 10 years or so, just really dominating," Normani added. "I’m really grateful to have someone like that to speak up for me and respect my craft — something I really work hard on and take seriously."

The 22-year-old entertainer is quickly building her post-Fifth Harmony career. "Love Lies" - a collaboration with Khalid - is certified double platinum and currently sits at #10 on the Hot 100 chart.