It was revealed earlier this week that the 19-year-old had left the band...
This week has been quite a rollercoaster for Fifth Harmony fans.
It was announced at the weekend that Camila Cabello was leaving the band, leaving Ally Brooke, Normani Kordei, Dinah Jane and Lauren Jauregui to continue as a four-piece.
In a statement, the group said: ‘After 4 and a half years together, we have been informed via her representatives that Camila has decided to leave Fifth Harmony. We wish her well.
‘You Harmonizers have been there with us since the beginning, you’ve supported us, you’ve rejoiced and cried with us, you’ve grown with us, and with your love and support, we will continue on.
‘We are four strong, committed women who will continue with Fifth Harmony as well as our solo endeavors [sic].’
Fifth Harmony were formed on the second season of The X Factor US in 2012, and have enjoyed chart success with hits including Worth It and Work From Home.
But while the remaining members insist that Camila quit on the sly, the 19-year-old has responded with her version of the story.
She took to Instagram last night to pen an essay to fans, telling them: ‘I was shocked to read the statement the Fifth Harmony account posted without my knowing.
‘The girls were aware of my feelings through the long, 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.
‘Just like the other girls said in their statement about their plans, I had also planned to continue with my own solo endeavors in the new year but I did not intend to end things with Fifth Harmony this way.
‘As sad as it is to see this chapter ending this way, I will continue to root them all on as individuals and as a group, I wish nothing but the best for them, all the success in the world and true happiness [sic].’
However, things didn’t end there. In a separate post, Fifth Harmony then fired back: ‘The last thing we want to do is engage in a battle of we said, she said, but we’ve let out story play out in press and on social media for too long.
‘Over the past several months we have consistently made every effort to sit down and discuss the future of Fifth Harmony with Camila.
‘We called for group meetings which she refused, we asked LA Reid and the label to step in and try to set meetings, which again, she refused. We went as far as group counseling which she did not show up to.
‘We are truly hurt. We’ve been together for almost five years, been through ups and downs… We truly support anyone’s decision to do what makes them happy and to that end we do wish Camila all the best although saddened by the way she and her team handled the situation.’
Eep. Let’s hope the girls can sort things out between them before things get too bitter.