She quit Fifth Harmony to “explore [her] own artistic vision.”

Camila Cabello quit Fifth Harmony to “explore [her] own artistic vision.”

The 19-year-old faced a wave of backlash for leaving one of the most successful girl groups in the world right now, but it wasn’t for nothing.

Speaking with The Sun’s Dan Wootton, Camila says she looks back with fond memories, but knows it was the right move for her.

“I spent five years dedicated to the group and all of us focusing on the group and it was an amazing journey,” she said. “I’m so proud of everything that we achieved together and every moment that we had together.”

She added: “But you know, just like any artist I felt like it was time to explore my own artistic vision so I just followed my heart and here I am. So those are my plans, I’m just writing now and I’m so excited about just, making music and making the visuals and creating that whole world.”

She also mentions turning to Taylor Swift for dating advice, an expert.

“We talk about love a lot and if I ever have any questions about love or if there’s anything that I’m going through at the time, whether it’s with a boy or with a friend, she’s a very good person to ask those kind of questions. She’s very knowledgeable about that stuff.”

Indirect shade.

Right now, Cabello is making the rounds performing her new collaboration “Bad Things” with Machine Gun Kelly, including appearances on Ellen and BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge.

“I don’t think you can ever tell if a song is going to be a hit. Maybe some people can but I can just tell when something is special to me and I like it, and then hopefully people feel the same way. I’m sure there are A&Rs and people who do it for a living, but for me, there’s no way to really tell. There’s no formula.”

“If I love it, there’s no risk. If it doesn’t succeed then it doesn’t matter because I love it, and if it does, then, cool.”

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