Camila Cabello had planned to go solo for some time.
The 19-year-old singer has reportedly not been getting along too well with her former Fifth Harmony bandmates – Lauren Jauregui, Ally Brooke, Dinah Jane Hansen and Normani Hamilton – before they shocked fans by announcing Camila was to leave the group.
One source said: "They hadn’t gotten along. Camila never made it a secret she planned to do her own thing eventually."
Whilst another added: "I don’t think anyone is surprised from our side. Camila has been a pioneer and has really gone out there and had some great collaborations. We knew it was only a matter of time."
And now the Camila and the remaining four members of the girl group will be working hard on separate music projects.
An insider told People magazine: "That was never their issue because they all have solo projects in the works. The girls will be making huge announcements for the group and their solo endeavours in January."
The announcement about Camila’s departure was made on the band’s official Twitter account on Monday morning (19.12.16) where the band revealed they were informed Camila had left by her representative.
The post read: "After 4 and a half years of being together, we have been informed via her representatives that Camila has decided to leave Fifth Harmony. We wish her well.
"You Harmonizers have been there with us since the beginning, you’ve supported us, and with your love and support, we will continue on. That being said, we are excited to announce that we will be moving forward with the four of us – Ally Brooke, Normani Kordei, Dinah Jane and Lauren Jauregui for our fans. We are four strong, committed women who will continue with Fifth Harmony as well as our solo endeavours.
"We are excited for our future, and we can’t wait for what the new year brings. Harmonizers, we are in this together. We love you with all of our heart. (sic)"