Camila Cabello appears on the March/April cover of Seventeen, as this makes it the first interview she’s done since leaving Fifth Harmony in December.
She explained her reasoning on why she left the group, stating:
“Fifth Harmony wasn’t the maximum expression of me individually,” she says in Seventeen. “My fans are really going to know me from the music I’m writing. My goal is to be brave and open up my soul.”
In December, the four remaining members of the group — Ally Brooke, Dinah Jane, Lauren Jauregui and Normani Kordei announced on social media that Cabello, 19, had quit the group.
“We were truly hurt. We’ve been together for almost five years, been through ups and downs,” the four posted online. “While this isn’t the way any one of us would have wanted this chapter in our lives to have ended, we had to begin to formulate a plan and constructive path for Fifth Harmony to move forward, beyond Camila.”
Cabello responded to her former bandmates’ announcement, posting on social media: “The girls were aware of my feelings through the long, much needed conversations about the future that we had during our tour … 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.”