Singer Normani Kordei has insisted she "would never" leave Fifth Harmony, despite recently signing a solo management deal.
The 21-year-old singer - who stars in the chart-topping girl group alongside Ally Brooke, Dinah Jane and Lauren Jauregui - recently signed a solo management deal with S10 Entertainment and Media, prompting speculation she is set to leave the band, but Normani has insisted that's not her long-term intention.
She shared: "It's funny because so many people were like, '5H is over! Oh my gosh! She's leaving the group.' And I'm just sitting in my bed laughing because so many things can be misconstrued and misread and just taken out of context.
"I'm like, no, I'm not leaving my group. I would never. We're on such a high right now. We're at our peak. It would be dumb at this point, and it's not what I want to do with my heart and soul. That wasn't even a thought."
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Instead, Normani said she signed the deal because it will help her with projects "aside from the group".
She told 'Entertainment Tonight': "All it is, is that I got my own manager to kind of help guide me with whatever it is that I want to do aside from the group. That's all it is."
Normani also revealed that following the announcement, she made a conscious decision to disengage herself from the chatter on social media.
She said: "I completely cut off social media because I heard so many people were talking about it. Not even in a negative way! There were so many people excited for me and like, 'We want your music! We want to hear a piece of you!'
"Because we all have our hardcore Harmonizers and then we each have our own fans that gravitate to one girl more. Mine call themselves Normani girls. They're just very excited for what's to come."