Fifth Harmony Announces Departure of Camila Cabello

Fifth Harmony Announces Departure of Camila Cabello

"Harmonizers, we are in this together, we love you with all our hearts."

"Harmonizers, we are in this together, we love you with all our hearts."

Text: Ian David Monroe

Updated to reflect Cabello's response. 

Late last night, Fifth Harmony took to Twitter to announce the unexpected departure of Camila Cabello. The post came shortly after the group’s (presumably) last performance together for the last show of their Jingle Ball tour, in Miami.

Judging from the circumstances, the departure does not appear to be an amicable one; the four other girls learned of Cabello’s departure “via her representatives” after “4 and a half years of being together.” They promised in the same post that they would remain together and continuing performing as Fifth Harmony, which is now a bit of a misnomer.

The move should come as no surprise, though. Cabello has already released two tracks independently of the group—one with Shawn Mendes and another with Machine Gun Kelly. Other members of Fifth Harmony have similarly followed suit, most recently Lauren Jauregui’s guest vocals on Marian Hill’s “Back to Me.”

Following the group's posting, Cabello similarly took to Twitter to post her side of the events, claiming that the group was fully aware of her plans and that she had no intention of leaving them. The lengthy response can be viewed in full below.

In her V103 interview, Cabello claimed said that she’s spent most of her time on the road writing tracks (in bathrooms!) and jumping into sessions with producers like Major Lazer.

Go behind the scenes of Camila Cabello's photoshoot in V103 below.

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