Camila Cabello says she’s "only got love" for her former Fifth Harmony bandmates.
The 19-year-old singer hasn’t spoken to Lauren Jauregui, Ally Brooke, Dinah Jane Hansen and Normani Hamilton since she dramatically quit the group two months ago to launch her solo career, and wishes they were on better terms.
Asked if she is still in touch with the other girls, she said: "No. I don’t want to get into the details of that, because it was really intense and it’s hard for me to talk about. It makes me sad.
"I hoped that it would be a peaceful turning of the page and we would root for each other. But I only got love for them.”
The ‘Work’ hitmaker believes she took a big risk leaving the group "at the peak of our career," but felt it was time for her to move on.
She told Billboard magazine: "I was always super open [that] I couldn’t just sing other people’s words and be totally happy with that. You have to follow and honor that inner voice. I always encouraged the girls to do the same.
"The easiest route would be to shut my mouth, sing the songs, wear the clothes and keep going. We were at the peak of our career. It’s not the safe option."
Camila credits her mother for giving her the courage to take on new challenges.
She explained: "The way my mom raised me, it has always been: Don’t settle. Jump and hope you grow wings on the way down. I feel alive."
The ‘Bad Things’ hitmaker is set to release her debut solo album later this year but claims she doesn’t care how it’s received.
She said: "To me, if I’m in the studio every day and I’m growing as an artist and I’m speaking from my heart, that’s success. The results don’t matter. I mean, isn’t that the goal?"