Camila Cabello opens up about her "toxic" relationship history during London concert
Camila Cabello has finally decided to speak up about her previous toxic relationship, and she chose her sellout London gig to share details of her relationship history with her fans who had come out to watch her perform.
The 'Havana' singer took to the stage at the O2 Academy Brixton on Tuesday night, where she showcased her song 'Something’s Gotta Give' from her self-titled album. However, before her performance, the singer decided to explain exactly what the song is about.
“I had to make a choice,” she told the 5,000 fans in the audience, as per Daily Star. “Choosing to love myself enough to get out of a toxic relationship, or let the fear of change stop me. I had to ignore the fear that was telling me that change is too scary. It’s a constant battle."
“Love will tell you to follow your dreams and fear will convince you it’s wrong,” the former 'Fifth Harmony' star added.
Although it seems like Cabello is talking about some of her past romantic relationships, a lot of fans have been speculating that the 'Hey Mama' singer might just be referring to her break from her former bandmates, even though her split from the female band was reportedly met with an acrimonious response.
Cabello is surely quite brave to be able to share personal stories through her music, but the 'Crying in the Club' songwriter recently revealed in an interview that she feared she wouldn’t be taken seriously in the beginning because of her manufactured girl group background.
“I was just coming out of a group whose songs were all written by other people… so people would be like, ‘Oh, here’s this idea for you today. You’re going to cut this song’,” she explained. “And I’d be like, ‘Well, I have this concept that I really wanted to write about today,’ and I’d pull out my laptop, and I would have lyrics and things. When I had input, they were surprised.”
Cabello is currently on tour with Taylor Swift and Charli XCX on the 'Reputation Tour' that first hit the UK last week in Manchester. Since it was the first time she was performing solo in London, she took a moment out from her performing schedule and thanked her fans, telling them, "You have made all of my dreams come true."
Just last month, the songstress got real and spoke about her issues with OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) and how they are definitely real. "OCD is weird. I laugh about it now," said the 21-year-old American-Cuban singer at the time.
"Everybody has different ways of handling stress. And, for me, if I get really stressed thinking about something, I'll start to have the same thought over and over again, and no matter how many times I get to the resolution, I feel like something bad is about to happen if I don't keep thinking about it," the former girl band member explained.
"I didn't know what it was and when I found out, and [learned] how to step back from it, it made me feel so much better. I feel so much more in control of it now. To the point where I'm just like, 'Aha! OK, this is just my OCD.' I'll ask my mom a question for the fourth time, and she'll be like, 'That's OCD. You've got to let it go,'" she added.