Camila Cabello opens up about leaving Fifth Harmony


The 19-year-old said she was surprised by their reaction to her desire for a solo career, explaining, "I hoped that it would be a peaceful turning of the page and we would root for each other".

She told The NYT that she ultimately made a decision to go solo because Fifth Harmony wouldn't let her work on solo music while still being part of the group. I was just like, 'What?

"I was just curious and I wanted to learn and I saw all these people around me making music, writing songs and being so free", Cabello told the newspaper. Before they started singing, the fifth girl jumped off the platform leaving Ally, Dinah, Normani and Lauren to continue on with their performance.

The four remaining women of 5H kicked off their VMA performance appearing in silhouette with one extra member, before one of them was pulled off the stage, hinting at a not-so-civil exit from Cabello after the jumped ship and left the group. The Cuban singer released a single with Canadian singer and songwriter Shawn Mendes called, "I Know What You Did Last Summer".

"I have to make space for the good stuff to happen in my life", Camila continued.

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"It became clear that it was not possible to do solo stuff and be in the group at the same time", she told the paper, adding, "if anyone wants to explore their individuality, it's not right for people to tell you no". In the middle, you still get some encouragingly reflective songs, most notably the acoustic guitar-accompanied "Real Friends", which lets her get just enough woe out of her system about how you can't trust anyone in the music business.

"I'd just say congratulations". It's a savvy enough Latin pastiche to make ideal sense in the "Despacito" age, even if the Cuban-born upstart's ode to her homeland has her sounding less like Celia Cruz than Selena Gomez, the singer she's most primed to compete against.

Camila Cabello is seen departing "The Tonight Show" in Midtown on January 10, 2018 in New York City. "And obviously, Blake Lively is a queen".

Havana was the lead single from Camila's self-titled debut solo album, which hits retailers on Friday (12Jan18). Your records make me smile'.