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But there was actually one part of Camila Cabello's exit announcement that even shocked Cabello herself! Following Fifth Harmony's post of the split on Instagram, Cabello took to her personal Twitter account to dispute the group's claim that she had informed the group of her split through representatives. Cabello wrote that she was not told that the group's Instagram account would be posting that statement, and that she was shocked to read that it claimed she communicated with the other four women through her representatives, saying that she had personal conversations with the other singers about the split various times while they were on tour together.
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 touring. Saying that they were just informed through my representatives that I was 'leaving the group' was simply not true.
Despite the bit of contention, Camila Cabello went on to assure fans that she is rooting for the other four women and wishing them success, and thanked her fans for their support. She also announced that she will be spending 2017 working on her own music as a solo artist.
Camila Cabello's note is in response to a post that the remaining four members of Fifth Harmony posted to their official Instagram account on Sunday night, confirming the news that Cabello has left the pop group and assuring fans that remaining members Ally Brooke, Normani Kordei, Dinah Jane Hansen, and Lauren Jauregui would continue as Fifth Harmony. Despite no longer including five members, it sounds like the group will not be changing their name following Cabello's exit.
After 4 and a half years of being together, we have been informed via her representatives that Camila has decided to leave Fifth Harmony. We wish her well... That being said, we are excited to announce that we will be moving forward with the four of us - Ally Brooke, Normani Kordei, Dinah Jane and Lauren Jauregui for our fans. We are four strong, committed women who will continue with Fifth Harmony as well as out solo endeavors.
Check out Fifth Harmony's full statement below.
Camila Cabello's departure from the group came as a shock, but not an altogether surprise for hardcore Fifth Harmony fans, who have noted some tension between Cabello and the rest of the women for some time now. More than the group's other members, Cabello has been branching off with her solo work recently, releasing chart-topping singles with Shawn Mendes and Machine Gun Kelly, and fans picked up on some possible shade towards Cabello from the other young women in a FaceBook Live video earlier this year, E! News reported. To add fuel to this fire, Billboard is also reporting that Cabello's departure from Fifth Harmony comes at the very first moment possible, bringing up the allegation the her contractual obligations with the girl group ended on Sunday as well.