Camila Cabello on her scary decision to leave Fifth Harmony

By hola.com

Camila Cabello has admitted that she is still movin' on from Fifth Harmony. The singer revealed in a new interview with Fault magazine that her transition from the all-girl group to now solo artist wasn't met without fear. “I think the scariest part about it is leaving a successful project to pursue a new dream with a path full of questions of self-discovery that only you can answer,” the 20-year-shared. “But even when I feel so grateful for the opportunity to be a part of my former group, expressing myself as an artist became a necessity.”

TAP TO VIEW GALLERYCamila covers the latest issue of Fault
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The Bad Things artist parted ways with the band last December after five years together. Part of venturing out and working on her first solo project was learning to love herself more. Camila revealed, “I am sometimes too hard on myself and I get frustrated with how sensitive and emotional I can get, but I’m learning to love myself a little more during the times when I am sad or insecure, and I just remind myself that feeling those emotions is just a part of being human, and we have to love all the parts of our humanity, because they’re not there to hurt us, they’re there to make us understand ourselves a little better.”

With that being said, the former Fifth Harmony member won’t apologize for doing things her way. “I think it’s important to make your own decisions about what feels right to you and follow your inner voice,” Camila said. “Never compromise if it doesn’t feel right.” Sharing the best piece of advice she's ever received, the Cuban-American singer said, "Everything is temporary and life has seasons of its own. Just like flowers don’t bloom all the time, there are moments of sadness and happiness, struggle and joy, and being human means feeling all of it, even in the bad times, so that you’re that much more grateful for the good times when they come."

Camila shared the hardest part of leaving Fifth Harmony
Photo: Giuliano Bekor

Camila, who is featured in Pitbull and J. Balvin's single Hey Ma, admitted that although she embraces the good times, she also feels pressure to get everything right. “I’ve always felt pressure to get everything perfect, and I’ve never gotten there,” she said. “But I think that’s what keeps me growing, and keeps me frustrated with myself and keeps me reaching.” Camila added, “I think if you’re ever comfortable and think ‘wow. This is it. I’ve figured it out,' you stop trying and you stop growing."

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