Machine Gun Kelly has weighed in on Camila Cabello’s shock departure from Fifth Harmony.
The Cleveland rapper is enjoying the biggest hit of this young career with his Cabello duet, “Bad Things,” so it’s no surprise he’s backing his collaborator in what has been a tetchy war-of-words between both parties.
“I know Camila, there is no like trickery going on. There’s no behind-the-back stuff,” he said in a recent radio interview conducted by Marco Benitez for iHeartRadio channel 963 in Wichita. “It was odd that it happened on the day that we got our gold plaque for ‘Bad Things’. It seems like, the way it played out, it wasn’t great timing…but I know that it was all so genuine.”
Cabello’s split was made public just after the girl group completed their final Jingle Ball stop in Miami on Dec. 18. Fifth Harmony’s Ally Brooke, Normani Kordei, Dinah Jane and Lauren Jauregui announced via social media that the singer had, in their words, “decided to leave” the act, triggering multiple rounds of blame-loaded statements.
In the fallout, Cabello’s treatment has been borderline bullying, MKG adds. “I don’t like to see someone like that almost get picked on.”
MKG also suggested the four remaining band members should focus on the good times, which included two top 10 album releases, Reflection and 7/27, and four Top 40 hits. “This isn’t something that started in a garage together. This was put together. So be grateful for the years that it was,” he noted. “Be happy for what’s to come.”
Watch the interview below.