By Jasmine Grant
Fifth Harmony has been blowing up the charts with their single “Work From Home” and snagging accolades left and right for much of this year. Sadly, things are not so harmonious right now between Camila Cabello and the other four members, as Camila announced today that she is now flying solo.
The news first came to us from the group’s remaining members Ally Brooke, Normani Kordei, Dinah Jane Hansen and Lauren Jauregui, who shared a statement with their fans on social media, claiming that Cabello blindsided them all with news of her departure which was delivered via her management (the very day Camila’s contract with the group ended). Fifth Harmony has pledged to continue on as a foursome.
— Fifth Harmony (@FifthHarmony) December 19, 2016
Camila, however, is telling a very different version of the story. In a lengthy statement released on Twitter shortly after the group’s, Camila says she was “shocked” by how the group chose to paint her exit, and that discussions of her solo career had been on the table for some time.
— Camila Cabello (@camilacabello97) December 19, 2016
Inside sources say that Camila’s exit from the group was only a matter of time. Not only were her solo collaborations with artists like Shawn Mendes and Machine Gun Kelly a flashing red sign that she was about to take off – Camila allegedly did not get along with the other girls which was sort of the tipping point of the madness. The she-said, they-said drama came to a head when label executives were said to have staged an intervention-like sit down to get the girls on the same page. Apparently, that was a bust. “It was made very clear on numerous occasions that [Cabello] wanted out,” an insider close to the situation told Billboard.
We haven’t gotten this much girl group drama since the Destiny’s Child days. We’re interested to see where this goes.
Check out this throwback clip of Fifth Harmony answering fan questions from the Tweet Seat.