Why Did Camila Cabello Leave Fifth Harmony?

Fifth Harmony fans were shocked when they heard that Camila Cabello, 19, was leaving the group. There have been rumors that she wants to launch her career as a solo artist, but perhaps being in the spotlight since she was 15 was what made her take this difficult decision.Cabello sat down with Lena Dunham and talked about the pressures of being in show business. “The best decision that I’ve taken in my career thus far has been this year I’ve just stayed away from social media,” she says. “I don’t go on it, and I just keep myself focused on getting better and growing as an artist and finding different ways to grow as a person.”

Cabello sat down with Lena Dunham for Lenny Letter where she talked about the pressures of being in show business. “The best decision that I’ve taken in my career thus far has been this year I’ve just stayed away from social media,” she says. “I don’t go on it, and I just keep myself focused on getting better and growing as an artist and finding different ways to grow as a person.”

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One of the things that bothered her the most about being in a girl group is being sexualized. “Especially with being a girl group, there’s been a lot of times where people have tried to sexualize us to just get more attention. Unfortunately, sex sells. There have definitely been times where there’s stuff that I have not been comfortable with and I’ve had to put my foot down.” Cabello explains that she grew up in front of the spotlight, and they performed a lot of songs that had a lot of sexual undertones.camila cabello

She says that what’s kept her from going off the rails is her mom. Her mom came from Cuba, and her family came from places where a lot of people struggled to keep food on the table. “Whenever there’s stuff here, little stuff that could make you angry or makes you forget that we have so much to be grateful for just having hot water, my mom makes sure to remind me of what’s important. I’m so happy to have her around. I really don’t think I could do it without her,” she says.