Camila Cabello won big at the 2018 American Music Awards. By the end of Tuesday night’s ceremony, the singer-songwriter had walked away with four accolades, including the award for New Artist of the Year and several trophies for her hit single “Havana” featuring Young Thug; however, one of the biggest highlights of the night was Cabello’s emotional performance of “Consequences.”
Shortly after the ceremony wrapped up, Cabello spoke to Billboard about her performance and what was going through her mind while belting out the tune.
“I think these moments are when you’re like, ‘You know what? Enjoy this moment. Own this moment. You’ve worked for it, you’re here,’” she said. “And sometimes it’s hard to do that because you get nervous, but today I was like, ‘You know what? Just enjoy this moment, because you’ve fought so hard to get to this moment.’”
Cabello also revealed that she drew inspiration from Kobe Bryant’s 2015 documentary, Kobe Bryant’s Muse.
“I was watching Kobe Bryant’s documentary. And he just talks about how he keeps the hard times or any struggle or anything like that at the top of his head when he’s gonna do something really important, and I was just thinking about all the hard times and the road to getting to this moment, and I just thought of the struggles,” she said “I was just thinking about that during the performance... Any doubts that I’ve had, either from me or from other people...I tried to just kind of have that push me through this.”
Kobe was pretty appreciative of the shoutout.
If you missed the AMA broadcast, you can watch the singer take the stage in the video above.