The remaining members of Fifth Harmony have not exactly been sly about their distaste for Camila Cabello, the departed fifth member of their group who went solo in late 2016. In a now infamous interview with Billboard, they even went so far as to say, "the fans are our fifth member," shading the hell out of Cabello in the process.
They took their animosity to a new level during a performance at the 2017 VMAs, at first taking the stage with what appeared to be a full group of five. And then suddenly, right before the performance was about to begin, the group of five became four again, in quite dramatic fashion.
savage moments in VMA history: 5th Harmony edition pic.twitter.com/25tKB68dsG— Whitney Jefferson (@twitney) August 28, 2017
With the group taking the drama to an all-time high, fans lost their minds at the clear, outright disrespectful move, and they applauded the group for getting their petty on.
omg the people who think Fifth Harmony shading Camila was mean are so soft it was funny as hell— giselle 🐍 (@alltoowellmp3) August 28, 2017
lmao at y'all Camila stans crying over the world's biggest girl group's ICONIC VMA performance - ✌🏼— Ana (@GimmeLaurmani) August 28, 2017
Fifth Harmony is done playing.
the fifth harmony performance was iconic i am ready to fight all angry cocaine cabello stans. not here for the slander.— trenton💌 (@luvlymoonlight) August 28, 2017
Not everyone was so charitable, however, and they feel the girls should move on.
fifth harmony : we are grown women, we're not shady— sandra (@camilavinyl) August 28, 2017
also fifth harmony : act like children and shade camila because they're not relevant
Fifth Harmony: women empowerment!— #LOVE_YOURSELF (@yoongisnct) August 28, 2017
Also fifth harmony: continuously shade Camila for attention
If nothing else, you have to respect the audacity. You can watch the group's full performance with some assistance from Gucci Mane up top.