Members of Fifth Harmony were shook to the core when Camila Cabello departed from girl group last year. The split — in which 5H accused Camila of quitting through her reps, while the new solo star denied the accusations — left the fandom torn.
Now as a foursome, the remaining members of Fifth Harmony hopes to move on from the drama. As they prepare for their third studio album, the pop quartet reflect on the fallout and open up about what’s to come.
Last November, Fifth Harmony released a statement accusing Camila Cabello of not personally informing the rest of the group of her exit. The “Crying in the Club” singer denied the accusations, saying the girls knew about her desires to go solo. The band then hit back and claimed Camila “did not show up to” any of their scheduled group meetings to discuss the future of the band.
The nasty fallout left a bitter taste in everybody’s mouth, and Camila admitted earlier this year that she hasn’t spoken to any of her former bandmates since the departure.
“In a Better Place”
In the latest issue of Billboard, the remaining members of Fifth Harmony — Lauren Jauregui, Ally Brooke Hernandez, Normani Kordei, and Dinah Jane Hansen — opened up about downsizing to a foursome. Reflecting on the drama surrounding the split, Normani said, “I get to sleep at night knowing we did everything in our power as friends, bandmates and human beings.”
“Let’s just say we’re in a better place now — there are no secrets in this circle,” Dinah added.
“We Could Not Be Happier”
“Honestly, in this very moment, we could not be happier,” Ally told the publication.
The group also explained why they kept their name after Camila’s exit. Deciding not to replace the missing fifth member with someone else, Ally reasoned, “The fans are our fifth member.”