Camila Cabello thought she was past the Fifth Harmony drama until she saw her former girl group act out throwing a fifth member off the stage during their performance at MTV's Video Music Awards in August.
The 20-year-old singer left Fifth Harmony in December 2016 to pursue a solo career, and tells The New York Times that despite so much time having past, she didn't expect to be so publicly shaded by the four remaining members of the group.
"I wasn’t expecting it, I wasn’t prepared for it -- especially because at that point I’d moved on from it. I was just like, ‘What? Why?’” she recalls, tearing up. "I have to make space for the good stuff to happen in my life. I don’t like holding onto the past, especially when it’s stuff that, in my opinion, is just petty."
While Cabello and many viewers watching found the VMAs performance to be a dig at the new solo artist, Ally Brooke told Good Morning America that the fifth member was actually supposed to represent the media.
“We get asked all the time if we’re getting a fifth member,” she explained. “And we wanted to show the world in an artistic way that, ‘Hey, the four of us are Fifth Harmony. We are stronger and better than we’ve ever been.'”
Cabello has clearly moved on from Fifth Harmony and recently performed for the first time her new single, "Never Be the Same," on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
In an exclusive interview with ET, Cabello was happy to look back at her breakthrough year on her own. Check it out:
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