Camila Cabello Reveals She Hasn't Spoken To Fifth Harmony Since She Left The Band
"I don’t think anybody felt individually represented by the sound of Fifth Harmony"
Camila Cabello has opened up about her split from Fifth Harmony and as well as explaining why it was time to quit, she's revealed the sad news that she hasn't spoken directly to any of her bandmated since it all happened.
This isn't hugely surprising - we all know it took a while for One Direction and Zayn Malik to speak following his decision to leave the band - but won't necessarily make it any easier on your inner Harmonizer.
Opening up as she covers Billboard solo this week, Camila explains that while the decision was a hard one and she regrets how things have been left with Lauren, Dinah, Normani and Ally, she doesn't regret the choice she made to step back from the band.
"I mean, [we were] at the peak of our career. It’s definitely not the safe option," she tells the mag. “I have it in my DNA. The way my mom raised me, it has always been: Don’t settle. Jump and hope you grow wings on the way down. I feel alive!”
Asked why the relationship between them changed, Camila answers: "I don’t know. I was always super open [that] I couldn’t just sing other people’s words and be totally happy with that. You have to follow and honor that inner voice. I always encouraged the girls to do the same.
"I think that in a group there is always going to be tension, whether it’s because of this thing or [another] thing. Obviously, I think that rocked the boat."
But has she heard from the girls in person since she left?
"No," Camila says. "I did [reach out directly], yeah. I don’t want to get into the details of that, because it was really intense and it’s hard for me to talk about. It makes me sad."
Many weren't surprised Camila was leaving thanks to the two solo singles she'd already written on and released, but what was surprising was how the decision seemed to take the other 5H girls the most by surprise.
"I had the same reaction. I hoped that it would be a peaceful turning of the page and we would root for each other," Camila continues. "But I only got love for them."
“I know people will try and turn this into, ‘Is she going to be more successful outside the group?’ ” continues Cabello. “To me, if I’m in the studio every day and I’m growing as an artist and I’m speaking from my heart, that’s success. The results don’t matter. I mean, isn’t that the goal?”
“We represented all different kinds of women coming together,” she says, adding: "We didn’t write our records. We were interpreting somebody else’s story. Fifth Harmony is an entity or identity outside all of us, and I don’t think anybody felt individually represented by the sound — we didn’t make it.”
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