December 19, 2016


'Shocked' Camila Cabello: Fifth Harmony Announced Departure 'Without My Knowing'

Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for The People's Choice Awards
Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for The People's Choice Awards

Following a midnight announcement on Fifth Harmony's social media accounts, Camila Cabello has shared her thoughts on leaving the group—and how the news was handled by her bandmates. While Cabello's words lean mostly toward positive reflection, inspiration and her future solo music, she does say at the top:

"i was shocked to read the statement the fifth harmony account posted without my knowing. the girls were aware of my feelings through the long, much needed conversations about the future that we had during tour. Saying that they were just informed through my representatives that i was “leaving the group” is simply not true. just like the other girls said in their statement about their plans, i had also planned to continue with my own solo endeavors in the new year but i did not intend to end things with fifth harmony this way. as sad as it is to see this chapter ending this way, i will continue to root them all on as individuals and as a group, i wish nothing but the best for them, all the success in the world and true happiness."

Read Camila's entire statement here:

And, if you're just tuning in, here's how Fifth Harmony prevented the news that Camila had left:

When you're ready to take a quick break from imagining what Camila Cabello's solo music will sound like, watch Fuse chat with Fifth Harmony back in the day: