There are two sides to every story, and Camila Cabello is sharing hers!
The solo star sat down with Billboard for their latest issue to spill all about her decision to leave Fifth Harmony back in December… and ALL the drama that ensued!!
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As you may recall, the girl group issued a statement on the songstress' surprising departure, which led Camila to release her own statement basically implying her leaving the band should come as no surprise.
It was one messy split, and there's still tension between the former bandmates!!
But now, the 19-year-old is opening up about why she needed leave:
"The easiest route would be to shut my mouth, sing the songs, wear the clothes and keep going, you know? I mean, [we were] at the peak of our career. It's definitely not the safe option. 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!"
Camila continued to explain:
"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."
Sadly, she didn't think that helped her relationship with the girls:
"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."
The Cuban born starlet also revealed they haven't spoken since her departure, despite her attempts to reach out:
"I did, 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."
Yikes! And she even recalled being surprised by 5H's hurt reaction to her decision to go solo:
"I hoped that it would be a peaceful turning of the page and we would root for each other. But I only got love for them."
Sigh. Hopefully time will heal their relationship, but keep reading for even more HIGHlights about Cabello's new journey:
On the drama that went down after leaving the group: "I went to the beach a lot. I listened only to Latin music. It reminds me of where I come from and that this [conflict] doesn't have to be World War III. In Cuba, people are literally making rafts out of tires and sticks, throwing themselves into the ocean to find opportunity. That's real shit. Not this."
On pursuing a solo career: "I know people will try and turn this into, ‘Is she going to be more successful outside the group? 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?"
On being a part of Fifth Harmony: "We represented all different kinds of women coming together. 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."
On her love life and La La Land: "I don't have anything going on right now. Literally every boy I've liked has been a Scorpio… I'm such a hopeless romantic. It made me feel like I could meet anybody anywhere. Like, yesterday I asked my Uber driver for his number. Because we were actually talking about the movie and he was like, ‘I just came out of a relationship.' He just sounded like he was a hopeless romantic. And I was like, ‘You know what? I'll get his number.' He never texted me back." What? "I don't know. Maybe it didn't go through."
After this interview, we really don't know how the remaining members of 5H are going to react!!
Do U think they'll all ever be able to put the drama behind them?? Let us know what U think about it all (below)!
[Image via Miller Mobley/Billboard.]
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