Fans were left scrambling to speculate what went down behind the scenes of Camila Cabello's departure from Fifth Harmony on Monday when the remaining members of the group and Cabello gave conflicting statements. While 5H claimed that they were caught off guard about Cabello's exit, the solo star herself wrote in a note that she had had lengthy conversations about her intentions with her bandmates during the 7/27 Tour.
On Tuesday, the band issued a second statement, claiming that Cabello refused any communication with Ally Brooke Hernandez, Dinah Jane Hansen, Lauren Jauregui and Normani Kordei before her rep informed them that her last performance would be Dec. 18.
“To our Harmonizers - We know you are hurt and confused, we are too. We know you want answers. And you deserve them, as you are just as much a part of this group as the four of us are. The last thing we want to do is engage in a battle of we said, she said, but we’ve let our story play out in press and on social media for too long. So, to our Harmonizers, who we care so deeply about, we want you to hear everything from us, unedited, not manipulated, just us, to you.”
The full statement on their Instagram account:
On Monday, Cabello said she was "shocked" to hear that they had announced the split. "The girls were aware of my feelings through the long, much needed conversations about the future that we had during tour. Saying that they were just informed through my representatives that i was 'leaving the group' is simply not true."
Here's the original statement:
Throw it back with some old 5H below: