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LATERS: The Exact Moment Camila Cabello Knew She Was Dunzo With Fifth Harmony

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It's been almost a year since Camila Cabello's abrupt exit from Fifth Harmony, and the speculation surrounding it is still kicking. While it seemed like she left on good terms when she told her side of the story, the rest of the girls had different thoughts. Unfortunately, fans will probably never know the real truth about how Camila told or didn't tell the girls she was calling it quits. Although Camila and the remaining Fifth Harmony gals are usually dodging questions about the earth-shattering split, the "Havana" singer just spoke very highly of 5H in a way she hasn't done since it all went down.

"Looking back, my time with Fifth Harmony was amazing – and I felt like Fifth Harmony represented this confidence and this girl power. I wouldn't be the person or the artist that I feel like I've discovered. So I'm definitely super thankful for that experience, " she said.

Previously, she spoke up about when she knew in her mind the group wasn't right for her anymore. For some Harmonizers, the truth might be upsetting. But, it's clear that Camila had wanted her career to go in another direction for quite some time before leaving. The songstress chatted with Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 Radio show and was asked when she officially realized it was time to make some changes. Camila answered, "I think that happened to me as I was discovering my voice as an artist."

She continued, "Especially as a songwriter. I felt like I needed to express that. And it was just time to sing my story and sing words that were coming from my heart as opposed to words that people were writing for us."

Okay, as tough as her departure was for the Fifth Harmony fandom, we totally can't blame her on this one. This is a super valid reason to go off and do your own thing and she wasn't hiding it. She had made her decision and wanted to explore more of herself, her style and what her music could be.

The Fifth Harmony supporters weren't the only ones to go through this kind of heartbreak. Directioners felt the same type of pain when Zayn Malik called it quits on One Direction. Coincidentally, Camila was asked if Zayn's decision had kind of helped her in this whole process. She said, "I don’t think that influenced my decision, but I was definitely like, hey, you go Zayn! Pillowtalk was so good and I liked that it was so different to everything One Direction had done."

Between her singles like "Crying in the Club" and "Bad Things" – it is safe to say she's thriving on her own and knows she made the right decision. However, her most recent interview with Elle magazine has us thinking she might be shading the 5H girls after she talks about how to spot a fake friend. While she doesn't name names, it's hard not to think about Fifth Harmony when hearing her words. She said one way of figuring it out is with him. "I think the only way to know is time. I feel like there are instances and circumstances in your life that always change."

She continued to explain, "You can think someone’s your friend, and it could be out of convenience, or there was something in it for them, or whatever. And a year later, something happens and you really need help, or all of a sudden they have to stand up for you, and it could be inconvenient for them or not benefit them. And they don’t have your back. And you’re like, ‘Ok, that friendship was circumstantial. You were only my friend when it was easy.’ What’s hard is you can’t tell from the beginning."

Yikes...it's hard to really pinpoint anyone because obviously, she didn't even reveal if she's pulling this wisdom from personal experience or not. However, it seems like there's some sneaky shade being thrown.

Watch: All the Things Camila Cabello Has Said About Leaving 5H

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