First of all, can we address the fact Camila Cabello is on the cover of Billboard magazine? She hasn’t even released her solo album yet and already snagged a coveted cover. This coup comes on the heels of the 19-year-old singer presenting an award at the 59th Grammy Awards. Her record label is clearly pulling strings to establish her as a solo artist. If I were the remaining members of Fifth Harmony, I’d be a little annoyed. From the optics, it’s pretty obvious that some shady dealings occurred behind the girls back.
In a feature titled “Gone Girl,” (great choice), Cabello talks about her highly-anticipated solo project. She reveals inspiration came from Alicia Keys’ “No One,” Rihanna’s ANTI LP, Shakira and naturally Cuban music. However, the most titillating part of the interview is when she talks about the 5H girls. No surprisingly, she hasn’t talked to any of them since leaving.
When did the relationship between you and the group start to change?
I don’t know. I was always super open [that] I couldn’t just sing other people’s words and be totally happy with that. You have to follow and honor that inner voice. I always encouraged the girls to do the same.
Have you been in touch with anyone in 5H since all that went down?
Have you reached out directly?
I did, yeah. I don’t want to get into the details of that, because it was really intense and it’s hard for me to talk about. It makes me sad.
When I first heard you were going solo, I was like, “I’m sure there are no hard feelings because this isn’t a surprise.” Then I was like, “What’s happening?”
I had the same reaction. 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.
For more, head over to Billboard.
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