In December, Camila Cabello shocked fans when she left Fifth Harmony. Before her departure, she spoke with Lena Dunham and opened up about the downside of fame.
Cabello and Dunham chatted for a special episode of Dunham’s podcast, Women of the Hour, and her online newsletter, Lenny. The singer revealed, “Especially with being a girl group, there’s been a lot of times where people have tried to sexualize us to just get more attention. Unfortunately sex sells.”
The Cuban-born star was only 15 when she joined the band. And as a young artist, she struggled with the image she was portraying in the media.
She added, “I feel like it’s been tricky because we’ve had to grow into ourselves while being in front of the world and while making songs that did have a lot of sexual undertones.”
Cabello is now working on her first solo record. Her recent collaborations with Shawn Mendes and Machine Gun Kelly have topped the charts.
Meanwhile, the now foursome will be performing at the People’s Choice Awards on Jan. 18. This will be the first time the band hits the stage without Cabello in 2017.
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