Camila Cabello Covers Rolling Stone

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Camila Cabello talks her American Dream in the latest issue of Rolling Stone.

Camila Cabello may be a short brunette that can blend in “without heels and extensions,” but her talent and charisma make her a standout star of Gen-Z.

In the June issue of Rolling Stone we learn how the 21-year-old ‘hugger’ fought for her music, became a member of T-Swift’s girl squad, and the tweet that led to her unexpected departure from Fifth Harmony.

“After 4 and a half years of being together, we have been informed via her representatives that Camila has decided to leave Fifth Harmony,” tweeted Fifth Harmony’s official Twitter account.

According to Cabello, although it didn’t “mean that she didn’t want to leave, wasn’t planning on it and hadn’t made her plans clear,” she had no idea the tweet was going to be published and would have preferred to leave on her own terms.

“I don’t think there was ever a point where I was like, ‘I want to leave because I’m the breakout star. We were just really young,” said the “Never Be the Same” singer. “If we were in the same situation now, it would probably be fine for everyone to make their own music while being in the group, because I think everyone understands now that you can’t limit people. That’s why people break free.”

To deal with the pain of her “five-year breakup,” Cabello, who was introduced to Taylor Swift through mutual friend Hailee Steinfeld, followed Swift’s advice to “just write it out.”

While the breakup was “painful,” it proved to be a good career move for Cabello who is currently opening up for Taylor Swift’s Reputation Tour and is touring for Camila which “hit a billion streams in barely a month, topped the iTunes chart in 100 countries and gave the world “Havana.”

While “Havana” became a commercial success, the Latin-inspired hit almost didn’t make the cut. Despite critiques that the song was “too slow, too chill” Cabello fought for the single and learned a huge lesson “screw whatever’s ‘going to work’ – you just have to go with the thing that you feel is the most you.”