Camila Cabello’s decision to leave Fifth Harmony in December and become a solo artist resulted in a bitter split between the “Crying in the Club” singer and remaining 5H group members Lauren Jauregui, Normani Kordei, Dinah Jane Hansen and Ally Brooke Hernandez. However, during a feature on Radio Disney’s “Next Big Thing,” the 20-year-old sounded grateful for her time with the four women despite the past drama.
Cabello’s Radio Disney’s “Next Big Thing” segment, which premiered on Billboard, follows the star on her journey as a solo artist. She revealed that her time in Fifth Harmony helped shape who she has become. “Looking back, my time with Fifth Harmony was amazing,” she said.
“Fifth Harmony represented this confidence and this girl power. I wouldn’t be the person or the artist that I feel like I’ve discovered so I’m definitely super grateful for that experience,” she stated.
The “Havana” singer went on to discuss how her desire to remain creative has grown into something she didn’t expect. “My goals have kind of evolved,” she explained.
“In the beginning, I wanted to be a singer. I think as I got older I discovered singer-songwriters and that’s what made me want to pick up a guitar and try songwriting. I just got the writing bug,” she added.
Since Cabello left Fifth Harmony last year, the ladies have exchanged both direct and subtle insults towards one another through interviews and performances. In the past, Cabello expressed that she was very unhappy in the group where they had no say in the music they sang.
Eventually, she made the decision to leave and doesn’t seem to regret her decision. However, the star has admitted that being a solo artist isn’t an easy task.
Despite her difficult journey, Cabello revealed that being involved in the creative process has taught her a lot. In a video she retweeted from the Recording Academy, the “OMG” singer explained her album journey as a solo artist.
“I learned that the most important thing about pain and about going through a hard time is that the only way to get through it is to get through it and not around it and not try to avoid it. There was definitely a time where what I was going through, I was trying to just get the pain and lock it in a drawer and pretend it wasn’t there. I think that’s why it was even harder to deal with, that’s the lesson that this album taught me,” Cabello said.
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