While Brooke defended the visual by stating that it wasn't a direct slam at Cabello, the nasty press swirling around the band's split made it crystal clear that in the end, only four members were left standing.
"Accomplishments are never the important part, getting to make music and do what I love every day is really the reward, but I know how hard u guys go for me and I really appreciate anybody who's ever believed and supported me on this journey so far", she added, while thanking those who stood by her side.
There is still some bad blood among the ladies, who she said gave her the ultimatum that led to her departure, announced in December 2016.
She said: "At first I thought it was gonna be, like, a sad-song album. It makes me feel good, makes me want to get up and dance". Lauren Jauregui, 21, Normani Kordei, 21, Dinah Jane Hansen, 20 and Ally Brooke, 24, then released a separate statement saying they were blindsided by the news and were first informed of it "through her representatives".
Camila Cabello freaks out after Elton John compliments her
Questioned about Fifth Harmony's VMAs diss, Cabello revealed that the symbolic drop stung more than she would have liked to admit. Given her group members' feelings toward her solo music, Cabello chose to leave Fifth Harmony.
I just think she is going to have an wonderful year, cause she is... "I don't like holding onto the past". She said she had expressed her desire to write songs for the group as well as for her solo album but was continuously shut down. Now, in a must-read new interview with the New York Times, Cabello is giving her side of the story. Most recently, the singer hung out with her pals Taylor Swift and Ed Sheehan backstage during a Jingle Ball concert and was surprised to see Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds were there as well.
Camila Cabello has "butterflies in her stomach" over the release of her debut solo album. I love your voice.
He said: "Camila Cabello just had the huge hit with "Havana", I think she's going to have an incredible year because she's just so gorgeous and so much fun and she's got a great voice and she has great attitude".