According to sources, tension had been festering among the group for some time. Cabello also continuously voiced her desire to pursue a career outside of the group. The singer even opened to press about solo prospects.
Fifth Harmony also known as the "Harmonizers" feature Ally Brooke, Normani Kordei, Dinah Jane, and Lauren Jauregui. The group was assembled by former American Idol judge Simon Cowell during the second season of The X Factor in 2012. The pop group went on to sign a record deal with the music mogul and has managed to score two top five Billboard Hot 100 hits which were "Worth It" and "Work From Home."
Cabello Comes Forward
In February 2017, the singer opened up about the fallout from the leaving Fifth Harmony. Cabello stated that she hasn't been in contact with any of the girls.
"I was always super open [that] I couldn't just sing other people's words and be totally happy with that," Cabello said.
In the interview, the recording artist went on to say that she thought she would receive a positive reaction to her decision.
The 20-year-old said she was surprised by their reaction to her desire for a solo career.
"I hoped that it would be a peaceful turning of the page and we would root for each other. But I only got love for them," Cabello explained.
Cabello's Captivating Career
While the group is known for their success, Cabello has proved that she can do good all by herself. Cabello began to make moves prior to her departure with the group. The Cuban singer released a single with Canadian singer and songwriter Shawn Mendes called, "I Know What You Did Last Summer." In October 2016, she released a single with rapper Machine Gun Kelly called, "Bad Things," which became number four on the Billboard Charts.
Cabello's most recent single, "Havana," has allowed her career to soar as the single has reached top five in several countries including the United States and has also become number one in Australia, Canada, and the UK.
A year after the drama with Fifth Harmony, Cabello is in a much better place. From opening up for Bruno Mars during his 24K Magic World Tour in June 2017 to finally releasing her solo album, the 20-year-old is declaring her independence.
Cabello's debut album, Camila releases on Jan. 12.