Camila Cabello spilled all of the tea on her departure from Fifth Harmony during an interview with Zane Lowe on Beats 1. The singer sat down for the interview that lasted over 20 minutes to explain when she decided that being in a group wasn’t in her future.
“I think that happened to me as I was discovering my voice as an artist. Especially as a songwriter, I just felt I needed to express that and it was just time to, you know, sing my story,” Camila explained, discussing when she knew her time in Fifth Harmony was coming to an end. “Me leaving the group at that point in time when we were really the most successful is not the safe option,” she added. The singer indirectly threw a bit of shade towards the remaining members saying, “the safe thing would’ve been to just stay and to keep singing the songs and keep doing the choreography.”
The singer’s decision to leave the group to sing the music that she wanted sounds a bit like Zayn’s blueprint for his One Direction departure. However, although the two artists had similar exit strategies, Camila says his exit wasn’t her inspiration. “I mean I don’t think that influenced my decision, but I was definitely like ‘Ayyyy, you go Zayn,'” she admitted.
Watch Camila’s full interview with Zane below.
(Photo credit: Camila Cabello Instagram account)