Looking back. Camila CabelloShe opened up about her decision to leave Fifth Harmony for the upcoming album. Familia.
“I don’t blame the girls for how it went down,” the “Bam Bam” performer, 25, sings on the album’s third track, “Psychofreak.” Cabello confirmed that those lyrics are a reference to her former bandmates — Ally Brooke, Normani Kordei, Dinah Jane and Lauren Jauregui — during an interview with Reuters published on Thursday, April 7.
She continued: “That song is basically about anxiety and all of the different things that have made up like my journey with anxiety and starting off really young in the industry.”
Cabello stated that she would be leaving Fifth Harmony in December 2016 following nearly five years of membership. The remaining members shared a statement of their own confirming her departure, claiming that they were blindsided by the “Havana” singer’s decision.
“After four and a half years of being together, we have been informed via her representatives that Camila has decided to leave Fifth Harmony. We wish her well,” they wrote via Twitter at the time. “That being said, we are excited to announce that we will be moving forward with the four of us … for our fans.”
Cabello, for her part denied that the rest the band was “unaware” of her unhappinessand want to leave the group.
The “Crying in the Club” songstress had a tense relationship with Brooke, 28, Kordei, 25, Jane, 24, and Jauregui, 25, in the wake of her departure, with the band publicly throwing shade at her during their performance at the MTV VMAs in August 2017.
“It definitely hurt my feelings,” Cabello told the New York TimesIn January 2018, about the jab. “I wasn’t expecting it, I wasn’t prepared for it — especially because at that point I’d moved on from it. I was just like, ‘What? Why?’”
The “Havana” singer continued: “I think there’s a healthy amount of space you need to give certain things. I must allow the good stuff to happen in life. I don’t like holding onto the past, especially when it’s stuff that, in my opinion, is just petty.”
Fifth Harmony announced in March 2018 they would be taking a break from the group after six years of working together. Cabello claims that the foursome have since taken on their own solo ventures, which has allowed them to move forward and let go from the past. “We have been like supportive of each other through like DMs and stuff,” Cabello told Reuters. “I’m like in a in a really good place with, with them.”