Camila Cabello continues to open up about her departure from Fifth Harmony. In a profile with the "New York Times,” Camila says one of the reasons she decided to leave the group is because she wasn’t able to contribute to their music as much as she wanted.
"I was just curious and I wanted to learn and I saw all these people around me making music, writing songs and being so free," Cabello says of the solo projects she’d been doing with other artists. "I just wanted to do that and it did not work."
She adds that she wanted to write lyrics for Fifth Harmony songs and wasn’t allowed. “It became clear that it was not possible to do solo stuff and be in the group at the same time," she says. "If anyone wants to explore their individuality, it's not right for people to tell you no."
While both sides seemed to move on after the initial she-said/they-said of the split, things reared its ugly head again in August at the MTV VMAs when Fifth Harmony appeared to “kill off” Camila by throwing her off the stage. “It definitely hurt my feelings. I wasn't expecting it, I wasn't prepared for it—especially because at that point I'd moved on from it," she tells the paper. "I was just like, 'What? Why?'"