Insiders explained the 19-year-old only said she was leaving halfway through November… and that was the first time she even MENTIONED quitting!
And, while she apparently told someone she was bowing out last month, Normani Kordei, Ally Brooke Hernandez, Dinah Jane Hansen, and Lauren Jauregui weren’t actually clued in until last night! Whaaaa?!
A source spilled to Us Weekly:
“Nobody else in the band or their team knew until last night when the lawyers told management. They knew she wanted to go solo eventually down the line, but nobody knew it was happening last night. It was always going to be open-ended, where she did solo projects but would came back and work with the group at one point.”
The insider added the fierce females “were genuinely shocked and blindsided” because there was “not one conversation with anybody about her solo career.”
However, Miz Cabello maintained in her social media statement that she had brought up bailing to the lovely ladies during “long, much needed conversations” during The 7/27 Tour.
But confidantes claimed to TMZ that the girls — and the label — had been trying to talk to the teen for MONTHS about 5H’s future, and she just wouldn’t show up to the meetings!
Apparently, she even skipped sessions with the group’s therapist. A source told PEOPLE:
“The four remaining girls have tried to set up multiple meetings over the past few months, including an intervention-like sit-down with everyone involved, and Camila did not show. She would not show up for these meetings, ever. They even flew a therapist out on the road with them on tour so they could sit down and have group therapy. They kept trying to talk to her to understand what was happening. Camila did not show. She wanted no part in any of this.”
Meanwhile, someone close to Camila alleged to the mag that the girls are lying about this, too:
“Camila had multiple meetings with the group in the past, including with intermediaries, however they were unproductive. And more recently she spoke with them on an individual basis.”
However, insiders insisted to TMZ that the now-solo singer is bullsh*tting everyone just so she can look like the victim.
Well, Perezcious readers, it’s four against one. Who do U believe?!
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