Camila Cabello’s song “Havana” is a certifiable hit. The Latin GRAMMY nominee may have been shafted in the 2018 Grammy Nominations, but her song with Young Thug has reached number one on pop radio and the worldwide and U.S. iTunes charts thanks in part to a second Spanish-language version.
Camila celebrated the song by revealing just how unlikely its success was. In a couple of tweets, she revealed how the song almost didn’t get released as a single. In another, Camila might wish the song was never released at all after hearing President Donald Trump sing it.
“People kept saying to us that this song was never gonna work at radio because they didn’t think people would ‘get it,'” Camila revealed. “I know how hard u guys go for me and i really appreciate anybody who’s ever believed and supported me.”
Camila also wrote an apology to “Havana,” although it’s unclear if she meant the song or the city. She wrote, “sweetie… i’m so sorry…” in a retweet of a video of Donald singing the song. Just like Taylor Swift before her, the edit is cobbled together from Donald’s speeches. But this might be one way Camila doesn’t want to be like her idol.
Hear Donald sing “Havana” and read more of Camila’s tweets below.
(Photo credit: Camila Cabello VEVO YouTube account)