Camila Cabello has never kept quiet about her immigration story!
As fans probably know, the solo singer previously penned an inspirational essay about how her family finally made it to America from Cuba. Now, in an interview with Glamour, Camila and her mom expand on their journey even further.
Speaking to the magazine, the duo recalled making the trip together. The songstress’ momma Sinuhe Estrabao shared:
“We flew from Cuba to Mexico, and went by bus to the American border; it took a month. We left everyone behind, my friends, my family. My fear was that my husband wouldn’t [ever] be able to come.”
Camila was only six at the time when they then traveled to Miami to live with a family friend.
And while the Bad Things artist’s mom was keeping her focused on studying in school, her passion for music was only growing.
The 20-year-old explained:
“I was very introverted as a kid. But I started bringing my CDs to the YMCA after school; I’d ask for the boom box and go play my music in the corner and people would come over. And I created a little YouTube channel doing covers├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥I must have posted 50. Even though I’d be like, ‘Oh my God, this is so bad,’ music was the thing I was passionate enough about to get over being shy. After seeing a One Direction ‘tips on auditioning for The X Factor (USA)‘ video, I asked Mom if I could audition.”
We all know how that ended…
Now, years later, Cabello says she’s celebrating the stories of immigrants with a “love song”:
“Right now I’m in the process of writing about our whole journey. I want to make a love song for immigrants. That word, immigrant, has such a negative connotation├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥I can just imagine all the little girls who have dreams of coming here and feel unwanted. It inspires me in my music to do my best to give [them] the light that I have. I want to be what people think of when they think of America├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥a person who, no matter what her first language was or what her religion is, can see her dreams come to life if she works hard enough.”
We can’t wait to hear it!
[Image via Glamour Magazine.]