Camila Cabello revealed in a new interview that she felt inappropriately sexualized when she was a member of Fifth Harmony.
“Especially with being in a girl group, there’s been a lot of times where people have tried to sexualize us to just get more attention,” Cabella told Lena Dunham in Lenny Letter on Tuesday, January 10. “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.”
Cabello then noted that there’s “nothing wrong” with being sexy, and even gave a shout-out to one of her fellow pop stars. “Look at Rihanna. She’s so sexy. She comes from Planet Sexy. I worship her. I really, really do,” she gushed.
“I definitely think being a young girl, there’s a time where — like when you’re in middle school or when you first start liking boys — you don’t really feel comfortable,” she continued. “You remember that time when you first got your period, or when your boobs started coming in, that you were like, ‘This is weird.’ You have to grow into yourself. 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.”