Things seem to be getting complicated between the remaining members of Fifth Harmony and Camila Cabello, as the band have responded to their former bandmate’s statement regarding her exit from the band.
It was announced on Sunday (December 18th) that Camila Cabello had quit Fifth Harmony after over four years in the band. In a statement, the remaining four members of the group said that they were had been “informed by via her representatives that Camila has decided to leave Fifth Harmony. We wish her well.”
Things then got extra confusing as Camila alleged that this wasn’t quite the case in her own statement.
“I was shocked to read the statement the Fifth Harmony account posted without my knowing,” she wrote.
However, now things have taken another dramatic turn.
Releasing another statement last night (December 19th), the remaining members of Fifth Harmony — Lauren Jauregui, Ally Brooke, Normani Kordei, and Dinah Jane — have refuted Camila’s comments, stating that they wanted their fans to “hear everything from us, unedited, [and] not manipulated.”
Continuing, the band went on to say that despite their best efforts they couldn’t get through to Camila.
“We called for group meetings which she refused, we asked L.A. Reid and the label to step in and try to set meetings, which again, she refused. We even went as far as group counseling which she did not show up to,” they revealed.
In her statement, Camila claimed that she had discussed her solo intentions with the group in “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,” she said.
Despite this, however, the remaining members of Fifth Harmony (or Fourth Harmony, or H4rmony as fans have renamed them) are dismissing these claims.
See Fifth Harmony’s full response to Camila below.
Although the signs might have been there for a while that Camila wasn’t happy in the band, it’s sad to see this back-and-forth played out in such a public way, especially given that all members of the group are young women and it’s already hard in the entertainment business for them already.
Ultimately, we wish Camila well in whatever solo plans she has, and hope that she can work out any unsolved issues with the remaining members of Fifth Harmony. Similarly, we wish the band well, too, and can’t wait to see what exciting things they have planned as a four-piece.