Camila Cabello
Camila Cabello of Fifth Harmony performed onstage at Power 96.1's Jingle Ball 2016 at Philips Arena Dec.16, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia. Getty Images

Fans of Fifth Harmony were shocked when the “Work From Home” group announced Camila Cabello left the group, but the singer never intended to leave. While the Miami native wanted to pursue solo projects, she never wanted to quit Fifth Harmony altogether.

“I was shocked to read the statement the Fifth Harmony account posted without my knowing. The girls were aware of my feeling through the long, much needed conversations about the future that we had during tour. Saying that they were informed through my representatives that I was 'leaving the group' is simply not true,” she wrote Monday. “Just like the girls said in their statement about their plans, I had also planned to continue with my own solo endeavors in the new year but did not intend to end thing with Fifth Harmony this way.”

Even though Cabello is no longer in the group, she wished its members the best. She promised to deliver her fans new music and she wants to lead by example.

“I have always encouraged you to be fearless,” she wrote to her Harmonizers. “As scary as it is to take the leap, I am excited and full of joy because I know that no matter what happens, I am following my heart. I hope to see you on my journey.”

Fifth Harmony announced Cabello would leave the group Sunday. “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,” the statement 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,” they said. “We are four strong, committed women who will continue with Fifth Harmony, as well as our solo endeavors.”

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