Camila Cabello Fifth Harmony
Camila Cabello has left Fifth Harmony Reuters

Camila Cabello has revealed the real reason she left Fifth Harmony. The 19-year-old singer revealed she was unhappy with the way people were trying to sexualize the girl group.

During Lena Dunham's podcast, the Cuban-American beauty talked about the band. She said: "Especially with being a girl group, there's been a lot of times where people have tried to sexualize us to just get more attention."

She added: "Unfortunately, sex sells. There's definitely been times where there's stuff that I have not been comfortable with and I've had to put my foot down...I feel like it's been tricky because we've had to grow into ourselves while being in front of the world and while making songs that did have a lot of sexual undertones."

"There's nothing wrong with showing sexuality. If you have that inside, it's just an expression of who you are. If you want to share that with people, that's amazing," Cabello added.

Adding on, she also gave some advice to her fans: "I think the thing that I would say to young women is, if you're not ready for it, put your foot down."

After it was revealed that Cabello is leaving the girl band, the remaining four members, Ally Brooke, Normani Kordei, Dinah Jane, and Lauren Jauregui wrote in a statement: "After four 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."