As an unabashed lover of pop music, I’m still not over the fact that Camila Cabello left Fifth Harmony in December. (I know it’s been two months, but “Work From Home” just won’t be the same without Cabello’s high notes. How am I suppose to live?!) The singer’s exit from the band wasn’t exactly a clean one.
The four remaining women in Fifth Harmony—Ally Brooke, Normani Kordei, Dinah Jane, and Lauren Jauregui—claimed in a statement they learned about Cabello’s departure through her “representatives,” which is pretty cold.
But Cabello hit back with a statement of her own that claimed she and the others had discussed her inevitable departure several times. Brooke, Kordei, Jane, and Jauregui, however, denied this in a second statement. According to them, Cabello “refused” to meet with them to discuss the group’s future. Messy, messy, messy!
In Cabello’s statement, she briefly touched on why she wanted to leave Fifth Harmony. For her, a solo career is the logical next step on her journey to happiness. “I will be working on my own music and giving you a big chunk of my heart,” she wrote.
This is admittedly vague—but now, Cabello is giving a little more insight into her decision. In a new interview with Seventeen, she reveals why she just wasn’t gelling with Fifth Harmony anymore. And it’s not because she doesn’t like the others any longer. (Sorry, tabloids and trolls.)
“Fifth Harmony wasn’t the maximum expression of me individually,” Cabello told the magazine. “My fans are really going to know me from the music I’m writing. My goal is to be brave and open up my soul.”
She added: “I’ll continue to wish [Fifth Harmony] all the best, and I’m happy they are continuing their journey as Fifth Harmony. I’m also looking forward to hearing new music from the group and their solo endeavors.”
There you have it, Harmonizers. According to Cabello, there is no bad blood. This is a simple case of an artist outgrowing her bubblegum pop roots.
This makes total sense, if you think about it. All of the women in Fifth Harmony were soloists on The X-Factor before being assembled into a super group.
They had no interest in becoming a band. I’m sure they always planned on eventually splitting to focus on their original dreams of solo superstardom; Cabello is just the first to jump ship. It’s only a matter of time before the four remaining artists start experimenting with individual projects too. Did One Direction not teach us anything? source