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And They Were Four: Camila Cabello Quits Fifth Harmony

by Ryan Middleton   Dec 19, 2016 10:32 AM EST

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Fifth Harmony may need to chance their name soon. One of their members, Camila Cabello has quit the "Work From Home" girl super group. The foursome dropped the bombshell in a social media note late last night.

The note gives some insight into how the relationship seemed to fray towards the end. Explaining how the four remaining members were informed of Cabello's decision, it was not through an in person meeting, phone call or even a text message.

"After four and a half years of being together, we have been informed via her representatives that Camila has decided to leave Fifth Harmony," reads the note.

In the note, the, four remaining members, Ally Brooke, Normani Kordei, Dinah Jane Hansen and Lauren Jauregui, all remained committed to the group. "We are four strong, committed women who will continue with Fifth Harmony as well as our solo endeavors."

They vow to go on with the Fifth Harmony project, despite what Cabello's departure does to their name.

Cabello has been branching out recently to work other artists. She dueted with Shawn Mendes on "I Know What You Did Last Summer" and then again with Machine Gun Kelly on "Bad Things." Both songs cracked the top 20 on the charts. Fifth Harmony has hinted at a working on a new album, which would obviously have a different feel now that Cabello is out of the picture. Also their live performances will have to be reworked now that she is gone.

The group just wrapped up their run on the Jingle Ball Tour in Miami last night, which was their last performance together. Fifth Harmony was formed after the American version of the second season of The X Factor in 2012. They went on to release two albums, Reflection in 2015 and 7/27 in 2016.

UPDATE: Cabello has shared her side of the story in a long note posted to Twitter. She disputes how the breakup was communicated, writing "Saying that they were just informed through my representatives that I was 'leaving the group' is simply not true. Just like the other girls said in their statement about their plans, I had also planned to continue with my own solo endeavors in the new year but I did not intend to end things with Fifth Harmony this way."

She wished the four women the best of luck on their futures as Fifth Harmony and individually. 

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