In a recent interview with The New York Times, Camila Cabello is finally opening about Fifth Harmony’s MTV Video Music Awards performance.

 

Camila Cabello has been in love only once. But when it comes to crushes, she’s a connoisseur. The pop singer and songwriter, formerly of the girl group @fifthharmony, has filled pages of notes on her iPhone with ruminations on the sugar rush of embryonic infatuation and its aftermath — words of hunger and grit that her fans turn into Instagram captions and scream back at her in concert. A pair of suggestive duets in the last 2 years along with her breakout solo smash from last summer, “Havana,” helped turn her into an avatar for young girls on the cusp of steeper emotional terrain. At 15, @camila_cabello was beamed into the homes of millions of Americans as a contestant on @thexfactorusa. The reality show placed her in a 5-woman vocal group modeled on @onedirection. After 2 albums and 6 tours, it all went to pieces. In the interim, @camila_cabello has struck out on her own, putting her hands on the controls of her professional life for the 1st time. Her new album, “Camila,” which is out tomorrow, will test her prospects as a solo proposition. @nataliamantini took this photo of #CamilaCabello. Visit the link in our profile to read more about her journey and upcoming album.

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In case you forgot, at the beginning of Fifth Harmony’s performance, five performers stood on an elevated stage and when the beat dropped, so did the fifth member.  That night, 5H performed ‘Angel’ and ‘Down’ and of course, their performance was the highlight of the night.  It was an obvious jab towards Camila for departing ways with the group.

 

Camila explains, “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?'”

 

Two days after the awards, 5H appeared on Good Morning America where they explained their performance was more about the band becoming a foursome and their performance was not about Camila, “We wanted to show the world in an artistic way that, hey, the four of us are Fifth Harmony.”  

 

 

In the article, Camila reveals it was when she worked alongside Shawn Mendes on their track, ‘I Know What You Did Last Summer’ that things went downhill with 5H, “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.”

 

After taking writing lessons with various producers, Camila had to think long and hard if being in a group is what she truly wanted OR a solo career.  She decided to leave December of 2016 and since then, her single ‘Havana’ continues to receive major success on the Billboard charts and just recently, ‘Havana’ was named ‘longest run for a solo female in five years’, all according to Billboard.

 

Camila says, “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.”

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