By the time of the performance, the 20-year-old has been out of the group for almost eight months.
Cabello said that she wanted to contribute lyrics to Fifth Harmony songs but was rejected, so she continued to work on solo music on the side, linking up to write with producers such as Diplo, Cashmere Cat, and Benny Blanco. "I feel like the best way to come up with something new and different is just to be the you-est you possible", she said. Eventually, she was given an ultimatum: she can not make a solo album while, at the same, time performing with the group.
The 11-song record features her hit, "Havana" which topped the Billboard Pop Songs Chart on December 9. "I just felt very alive".
The "Havana" hitmaker - who has just launched her self-titled debut solo album - was devastated when she saw her former bandmates appearing to knock a member of the band off the top of the set when performing at the award show last August. "If anyone wants to explore their individuality, it's not right for people to tell you no", Camila explained.
Camila Cabello remembers Fifth Harmony's performance at the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards and still is hurt by the not-so-subtle dig at her sudden departure. "I wasn't expecting it, I wasn't prepared for it - especially because at that point Id moved on from it".
Since striking out on her own, Cabello has learned to do things her way.