Before last night, you might have been wondering what happened to all of the velour after Juicy Couture tracksuits went out of fashion. Was it all burned up, contributing to global warming? Were they all donated to a very badly-dressed village somewhere? Maybe they were repurposed and turned into the outside of fancy scratching posts for jungle-cats? The truth is, the velour was sitting in a warehouse waiting for Normani to come along and use it to help promote her new single Motivation.
Normani, formerly of Fifth Harmony, has said that she wanted the visuals of her single Motivation to be reminiscent of the early-2000s. She went for it and at the MTV VMAs last night, hit us with a blast from the whole past by serving us a costume scheme which was wholly comprised of lilac velour. Mrs. George is shook.
But beyond the velour, Normani served us with hot dance moves as expected by anyone who saw the video for Motivation. I myself was up until 1 in the morning trying to learn her moves from the video, but honestly, she moves too fast. What am I Sonic the Hedgehog?
Normani started her performance by rolling around in a basketball net and halfway through, broke into a dance break involving acrobatics. The dance break was marred by a bit of a wardrobe malfunction, as her male dancer couldn’t rip her clothes off easily enough. It’s a tough balance: making sure your pussy doesn’t fall out mid-performance but then also making sure that it does just before the end. Truly it’s a balance, and Normani mastered it.
Here’s Normani’s performance:
💕 @Normani came thru with the INNOVATION 👏
— Video Music Awards (@vmas) August 27, 2019
And here’s her video if you missed it the first time around: