Ever since leaving Fifth Harmony at the end of 2016, Camila Cabello has settled into a successful solo career. So far, that career has included churning out hits like "Havana" and buzzed-about collaborations with artists like Machine Gun Kelly. Still, that doesn't mean she was unaffected by her former girl group throwing shade.
The shade was, obviously, quite real. If you cringed while watching the girl group get particularly petty over Cabello's exist, you can imagine how the "Crying In the Club" singer felt about the whole thing.
"[The performance] definitely hurt my feelings," Cabello told The New York Times. "I wasn’t expecting it, I wasn’t prepared for it — especially because at that point I’d moved on from it. I was just like, 'What? Why?'
Still, Cabello didn't harp on the drama. She told the outlet:
"I have to make space for the good stuff to happen in my life. I don’t like holding onto the past, especially when it’s stuff that, in my opinion, is just petty."
Some of this "good stuff" might just include the release of her solo album Camila, which officially drops on January 12, 2018. It's already receiving excellent reviews, which should put this particular performative diss (if you could call it that) in her rearview.
"We’re focusing on this new era," Ally told the outlet. "We’ve had some highs and some very, very sad lows, but together we’re writing our new narrative."
Here's hoping the next VMAs is full of good vibes, only.