“It definitely hurt my feelings.”

“It definitely hurt my feelings.”

Camila Cabello’s new self-titled, debut solo album drops tonight (Jan. 11) at midnight. She’s making the rounds right now to make sure people know about it, including a dazzling visual performance of “Never Be The Same” on The Tonight Show, and an interview in the New York Times.

In it, Camila finally opens up about her departure from Fifth Harmony. It’s what we all suspected – there was no room for the singer to flex her songwriting skills and grow as an artist.

The “Havana” singer said after her collaboration with Shawn Mendes on “I Know What You Did Last Summer” dropped, she began attending recording sessions with the likes of Diplo, Cashmere Cat and Benny Blanco. That’s when the rest of Fifth Harmony began to shut her out and gave Cam an ultimatum: it’s us or them.

“It became clear that it was not possible to do solo stuff and be in the group at the same time,” she said. So she made a decision. “If anyone wants to explore their individuality, it’s not right for people to tell you no.”

Months later, after some major soul searching and healing her wounds from leaving the only life she knew, Camila had finally moved on. That is, until 5H poured salt into the wounds with their stunt at the VMAs.

“It definitely hurt my feelings,” she said – it marks the first time Camila has ever mentioned it. The NY Times reports CC had tears in her eyes recalling the moment. “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?’”

She added: “I have to make space for the good stuff to happen in my life,” she said. “I don’t like holding onto the past, especially when it’s stuff that, in my opinion, is just petty.”

Read her full interview here. Camila premieres tonight.

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5 Responses

  1. First debut album in a while I’m totally looking forward to. Other debuts have been great, but not met with such anticipation. Camila coming for crowns in 2018.

  2. Don’t really believe anything she says – she obviously left 5H because she could tell she was a stand out in the group and had the strongest fanbase out of all the girls. Havana is not the song someone releases to “flex [her] songwriting skills and grow as an artist”.

  3. I admire her maturity and healthy ambition. The other girls just couldn’t bare her getting so big so fast without their love and support and assistance, which is crazy coming from a group that preaches female empowerment.

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