The drama with Fifth Harmony and now ex-member Camila Cabello continues, with the group posting a lengthy explanation on what exactly went down over the past few months.
After Fifth Harmony announced at midnight yesterday that Cabello was leaving the group, the singer said in a statement that she was "shocked to read the statement the Fifth Harmony account posted without my knowing." She added that she did not inform the rest of the group she was leaving through her "representatives," as the group wrote in the initial post.
And now, the rest of Fifth Harmony (Ally Brooke Hernandez, Normani Kordei Hamilton, Lauren Jauregui and Dinah Jane Hansen) is responding in a very honest way. The group posted a new note on their Instagram page explaining how they are "hurt and confused," just like their fans.
"We know you want answers. And you deserve them, as you are just as much a part of this group as the four of us are," they wrote. "The last thing we want to do is engage in a battle of we said, she said, but we've let our story play out in press and on social media for too long. So, to our Harmonizers, who we care so deeply about, we want you to hear everything from us, unedited, not manipulated, just us, to you."
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The group then went on to explain how they requested meetings with Cabello to discuss their future, which she apparently "refused" to participate in. They also revealed that they resorted to group counseling, but she did not show up to that either. They said they were informed by her management in mid-November that Cabello would leave the group and that her final performance would be Dec. 18.
Cabello has not publicly responded to this note.
Regardless of what may happen, though, it seems that Cabello is ready for her solo career, after two hit singles "I Know What You Did Last Summer" and "Bad Things", while Fifth Harmony will be happy to produce their own hits, including "Work from Home" and "That's My Girl".