The days of Camila Cabello being a member of Fifth Harmony are obviously long gone and with the upcoming release of her debut solo album, it's clear her ties to the girl group are dunzo. Naturally, everyone wants to know how Camila really feels about her former bandmates, especially after that 2017 MTV Video Music Awards performance when Lauren Jauregui, Dinah Jane Hansen, Normani Kordei, and Ally Brooke Hernandez basically had Camila thrown off stage. Metamorphically speaking.
Yikes. And now, the "Havana" songstress is finally telling the world how that moment made her feel. As you can imagine, it was tough for her to watch, which she did live on TV as it aired at home in her living room with her mom.
"It definitely hurt my feelings. I wasn’t expecting it, I wasn’t prepared for it — especially because at that point I’d moved on from it. I was just like, 'What? Why?'" Camila said to The New York Times as tears filled up her eyes. "I have to make space for the good stuff to happen in my life. I don’t like holding onto the past, especially when it’s stuff that, in my opinion, is just petty."
Poor Camila, she was clearly cut off guard. But the girls of 5H went on Good Morning America not too long after the performance and made it clear they didn't "push" that fifth member off the stage and it was all just in the name of art.
"We always get asked all the time if we're getting a fifth member and we wanted to show the world in an artistic way that, hey, the four of us are Fith Harmony and we're stronger and better than we've ever been. It was such a monumental moment for us. We were at the VMAs, we had rain, we had the splits, we had a mic drop!" Ally Brooke explained.
Still, Camila was hurt by it all which is never a nice feeling. As for exactly why did she leave Fifth Harmony, the songstress admitted to the NYT that it was the first song she did without the group, "I Know What You Did Last Summer" along with her BFF Shawn Mendes that started to created tension with her bandmates. Camila said she wanted to write songs for 5H but she was shot down and she truly wanted to still stay a part of the group while she worked on other solo projects. But as she did that, well that's when things really took a turn downward when it came to her relationships with Lauren, Dinah Jane, Normani and Ally Brooke.
"I was just curious and I wanted to learn and I saw all these people around me making music, writing songs and being so free. I just wanted to do that and it did not work," Camila said. "It became clear that it was not possible to do solo stuff and be in the group at the same time."
So that's when she decided to say goodbye to the girl group and in her eyes, "if anyone wants to explore their individuality, it’s not right for people to tell you no," she told the publication. Camila had to make the best choice for herself and her career and closing that chapter of her life was necessary for her to do, in her eyes. And now we know her truth, once and for all.