It feels like the end of 2016 is all about messy breakups – relationships, bands, you know the drill.
As news progress, it turns out that Camila Cabello’s exit from Fifth Harmony is now a he said, she said situation. ICYMI, Fifth Harmony announced on Sunday that Camila had notified her former bandmates about quitting via a representative, a sorta shady move which then prompted Camila to share her side of the situation.
Camila slammed accusations that she planned to leave Fifth Harmony without talking to the girls, writing on Instagram that her team’s involvement in her departure was “simply not true.” She expressed feeling “shocked,” adding, “I did not intend to end things with Fifth Harmony this way.”
Now, multiple sources have reported to E! News that Fifth Harmony was struggling with internal conflict for quite a while.
“They tried several times to sit down with her to talk things out. They didn’t want her to leave,” an insider shares. “They even had a group therapist come but Camila never showed up to the meetings. She only cared about advancing her solo career and didn’t have conversations with anyone or try to work things out.”
But a separate source connected to the “Work From Home” singers claims Cabello did take steps to mitigate the tension between them. “Camila had multiple meetings with the group in the past, including with intermediaries, however they were unproductive,” the source explains.
As for whether or not Ally Brooke, Dinah Jane Hansen, Lauren Jauregui and Normani Kordei knew about Camila’s impending exit, all signs point to a yes.
Another source insists that, “Fifth Harmony knew back in November that Camila was going to leave. They were informed by her management that her last show would be Dec. 18.” The second insider also said the remaining bandmates were under a similar impression, and Camila recently “spoke with them on an individual basis.”
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If this seems all too familiar, it’s because One Direction went through basically the same kind of disbandment drama last year after Zayn Malik’s departure. But of course, if we were to follow that formula, things aren’t going to look so good for the remaining members of Fifth Harmony…
Fifth Harmony has yet to respond publicly to Cabello’s latest statement.