Fifth Harmony Member Camila Cabello Ditches Girl Group, Members: 'We Wish Her Well'
Fifth Harmony announced a very sad news via social media on Sunday revealing Cabello's unexpected departure. "After 4 and a half years of being together, we have been informed via her representatives that Camila has decided to leave Fifth Harmony," the statement reads. "We wish her well."
— Fifth Harmony (@FifthHarmony) December 19, 2016
Cabello appeared on stage with the other members of Fifth Harmony for a live performance at Y100's Jingle Ball 2016 in Sunrise, Florida several hours before the announcement of her departure. Cabello also performed with Machine Gun Kelly for a live performance of their hit track, "Bad Things," as reported by Press From.
Breakup rumors began to surround the girl-group after the release of their sophomore album, 7/27. The group addressed the break-up rumors that were speculated to surface ever since Cabello collaborated with Shawn Mendes on the single, "I Know What You Did Last Summer," which was an immense success.
Fifth Harmony was formed during the second season of the American version of "The X Factor" in 2012. The group has released two albums beginning with "Reflection" in January 2015. Included in that album was their top track "Worth It" which is also their first Top 20 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 charts last summer. Later on, the single "Work From Home" feat. Ty Dolla $ign, surpassed their previous record which is also their lead single to sophomore album LP 7/27, which peaked at No. 4 on the Hot 100, as reported by Billboard.
ET Online reported that on December 18, the day the split was announced, is the same day of which Cabello's contractual obligations to the group has ended and she was offered an exit, says a source.
Recently, another Fifth Harmony member, Lauren Jauregi, was left behind by the group before they entered the plane to perform in Brazil after she was arrested for the possession of drugs. Reports claimed that Jauregi was at Washington DC's Dulles Airport when she was stopped by a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) member of staff.
She was requested to undergo a secondary search after her carry-on luggage was deemed suspicious. Subsequently a TSA staffer allegedly found what appeared to be a bag or marijuana in her bag, as reported by Daily Star.