Fifth Harmony used their performance during the MTV Video Music Awards to show the world what they really think of their former bandmate Camila Cabello.
As the opening notes of “Angel” kicked off, Normani, Ally, Dinah and Lauren took the stage, dressed as astronauts, with a mysterious fifth member (symbolizing the departed Camila Cabello). However, once the beat kicked in, the fifth silhouette — obviously implied to be former frontwoman Cabello — was thrown backwards off the stage in a stunt.
This diss is not subtle at all; there is absolutely no questioning what this is in reference to. Cabello infamously (and publicly) exited the band in search of a solo career back in Dec. of 2016, reportedly without telling Kordei, Jauregui, Hansen, and Brooke the news first. This led to a series of back-and-forth statements placing blame for the breakup on one another.
Fifth Harmony was awarded best pop video for their song, “Down,” featuring Gucci Mane and nominated for song of the summer. Cabello was also nominated for song of the summer for her track, “OMG,” but did not win.
video of Fifth Harmony performing “Angel” and “Down” at the VMAs can be viewed below:
Fifth Harmony just released their self-titled album last week, and won the Best Pop award earlier in the night. They’re also up for Best Choreography.
Source: mtv.com, refinery29.com, variety.com