The four remaining members of Fifth Harmony could not hide their emotions when they were given the Best Pop Video award for their single "Down" at the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday. Ally Brooke, Lauren Jauregui, Dinah Jane, and Normani Kordei took the stage of the awarding event to express their gratitude to their fans for giving them their first VMA since Camila Cabello left the girl group in December.

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Cabello confirms departure from Fifth Harmony

The news was confirmed by the four other members who revealed that they only found out about Camila Cabello's decision to pursue a solo career through her representatives. "We are four strong, committed women who will continue with Fifth Harmony as well as our solo endeavors," the group wrote.

The sudden exit of the "Bad Things" artist came after Fifth Harmony hinted at their third album and promotional activities for 2017.

Fifth Harmony wins at the 2017 MTV VMAs. (Okinawa Marines/Lance Cpl. Danielle R. Prentice)
Fifth Harmony wins at the 2017 MTV VMAs. (Okinawa Marines/Lance Cpl. Danielle R. Prentice)

Meanwhile, Camila Cabello denied reports claiming that she was not forthright about her plan to leave the girl group. The soloist claimed that she has informed her co-members about her desire to go solo even before she made the decision.

“I was always super open [that] I couldn’t just sing other people’s words and be totally happy with that," she said. "I always encouraged the girls to do the same," PopCrush reported in February.

The "Know No Better" singer thought there was lacking when she was still with Fifth Harmony since the members do not write their own music.

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Camila Cabello even felt like they were "interpreting somebody else's story" which propelled her to pursue a solo career in order write her own records that would represent her.

In an interview with Billboard last February, the soloist admitted that she has not spoken to her former co-members since she left although she tried to reach out to them. She added that it only makes her sad to remember what happened when she made the first move to communicate with them.

Fifth Harmony wins big at MTV VMAs

Camila Cabello and Fifth Harmony won a total of three MTV VMAs, including the Artist to Watch award in 2014. Their recent recognition for their single "Down" (feat. Gucci Mane) marked their first win since they became a quartet group.

The remaining members could not help but feel emotional for the monumental achievement. “We are so honored to be up here on this stage. I can’t believe we won another VMA," Lauren Jauregui said.

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“I’m a little bit in shock.”

Ally Brooke, on the other hand, thanked her co-members and their fans for their constant support. “I’m so glad we’re in this together. I had a vision for us, and I’m just so grateful for how far we’ve come. I love you guys with all my heart," she said before tearing up.

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