In an earlier interview with Los Angeles’ Power 106, the 25-year-old artist opened up about how her new music “really saved” her while her mother was going through chemotherapy and radiation after she was diagnosed with breast cancer last year. “It got my family through the darkest time of our lives,” she told host Bryhana. And her mother couldn’t help but play the new song for another crucial member of their family regardless of her daughter’s worries.
“And I was just like ‘Dad, um… I’ll play it for you later.’ And eventually my mom ended up playing it for him, and he was like, ‘That sh– is hard,’ he’s like, ‘That sh– is fire,'” she continued. “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.”
Watch Normani’s Apple Music 1 interview below.