New year. New Fifth Harmony.
About a month after the group got rocked by the news that long-time member Camila Cabello was busting out on her own, the four remaining women have made it very clear that they're ready to move on.
Via Twitter, Ally Brooke, Normani Kordei, Dinah Jane and Lauren Jauregui have unveiled a brand new group photo.
They captioned the following image "Twenty Seventeen." But let's be honest:
They might as well have captioned it "Eff you, Camila!"
Just look at the expressions on those faces above, with one tongue being stuck nearly all the way out.
In mid-December, Cabello left Fifth Harmony under dubious and controversial circumstances.
The group made it sound as if she took them by complete surprise when she announced her departure, confirming the news in a statement that read:
"After 4 and a half years of being together, we have been informed via her representatives that Camila has decided to leave Fifth Harmony. We wish her well."
Short and not very sweet, right?
The women were making it very clear that Cabello was not even professional or mature enough to tell her colleagues that she was departing in person.
Or even to do it herself.
The statement continue:
You Harmonizers have been there with us since the beginning, you've supported us, and with your love and support, we will continue on.
That being said, we are excited to announce that we will be moving forward with the four of us- Ally Brooke, Normani Kordei, Dinah Jane and Lauren Jauregui for our fans.
We are four strong, committed women who will continue with Fifth Harmony as well as our solo endeavors.
We are excited for our future, and we can't wait for what the new year brings. Harmonizers, we are in this together. We love you with all of our heart.
But the situation then devolved into into a They Said/She Said when Cabello fired back with her own statement.
She said that the group was absolutely aware she was leaving.
“I was shocked to read the statement the Fifth Harmony account posted without my knowing,” Cabello wrote, adding in further detail:
"The girls were aware of my feelings through the long, much needed conversations about the future that we had during tour. Saying they were just informed through my representatives that I was ‘leaving the group’ is simply not true...
"As sad as it is to see this chapter ending this way, I will continue to root them all on as individuals and as a group, I wish nothing but the best for them, all the success in the world and true happiness."
Cabello then confirmed her plans to go solo in the near future.
Finally, Fifth Harmony did acknowledge that Cabelo had approached them about leaving back in November.
They even said they tried to convince her to stay.
But she never responded in any kind of attentive manner.
"After months of rejection from her and her team, these supposed lengthy conversations in fact never happened, although we pleaded," the group's follow-up statement read.
"We have tried with exhausted efforts and hearts to keep this group alive as the five of us, and we want it to be very clear that unfortunately those efforts were not mutual."
This breakup is making the Brangelina divorce seem amicable.
We look forward to new music from both sides in 2017.