Camila Cabello Calls Fifth Harmony’s 2017 MTV VMAs Diss “Petty”
Fifth Harmony‘s performance of “Down” and “Angel” at the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards was probably the group’s most memorable on-stage experience of all time, not because it was particularly groundbreaking or anything like that, but because it was shady AF.
If you don’t recall, the gig started with the four ladies of 5H standing on a platform next to a fake fifth member (used to represent Camila Cabello, who left the group in December 2016). Before they started singing, the fifth girl jumped off the platform leaving Ally, Dinah, Normani and Lauren to continue on with their performance.
While Ally Brooke Hernandez later said they didn’t mean any shade with the performance intro (“We get asked all the time if we’re getting a fifth member and we wanted to show the world in an artistic way that, hey, the four of us are Fifth Harmony,” she explained on Good Morning America), the consensus is still pretty much that it was one of the most savage on-stage disses of all time. And the girl who the shade was allegedly aimed at definitely agrees that it had less-than positive motives.
“It definitely hurt my feelings,” Camila told The New York Times about watching the performance for the first time. “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?'”
The 20-year-old reportedly got teary-eyed as she recalled the moment, but quickly gathered herself to continue.
She explained, “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.”
Shortly after the performance initially happened, the “Havana” singer seemingly threw some shade right back.
nah…. i choose love. every single time
— camila (@Camila_Cabello) August 30, 2017
i hate money for making people feel with their head and not their hearts
— camila (@Camila_Cabello) September 1, 2017
Apparently, Cam has since made up with Lauren Jauregui, so maybe she and the rest of the current Fifth Harmony girls will be able to put their differences behind them, too, in the near future.