Fifth Harmony stunned the audience at the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards when the girl group appeared on stage with five members. It is worth noting that they have been promoted as a four-person band since Camila Cabello pursued a solo career in December.

Cabello leaves Fifth Harmony to pursue solo career

Her sudden departure has caused misunderstanding among the remaining members who claimed that "Know No Better" singer did not directly inform them of her decision to leave the girl group. Camila Cabello, however, clarified that she has shared her plan to her co-members before she actually made the decision.

“I was always super open [that] I couldn’t just sing other people’s words and be totally happy with that," the soloist explained.

"I always encouraged the girls to do the same."

Since the departure, Fifth Harmony's Ally Brooke, Normani Kordei, Dinah Jane, and Lauren Jauregui have been asked several times if they were looking for someone to take over Camila Cabello's vacated slot. The remaining members, however, have been consistent with their answer to continue their promotional activities as a four-member girl group. In an interview with Billboard, the girls named their fans as their fifth member before they thanked them for the continued support.

Fifth Harmony explains VMA performance

Several months later, it appeared like the drama on Camila Cabello's exit was still not settled after the remaining members of Fifth Harmony seemingly took a shot at the soloist during their performance at the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards.

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Fans were shocked when five girls appeared on stage before the person in the middle flew off and disappeared from the scene.

The girls were questioned if they were aiming at Camila Cabello during the performance. Hence, the Fifth Harmony members addressed this issue during their "Good Morning America" appearance on Tuesday. “We get asked all the time if we’re getting a fifth member,” Ally Brooke explained. “And we wanted to show the world in an artistic way."

She went on, “Honestly, it was such a monumental moment for us. We were at the VMAs, we had rain, we had the splits, we had a mic drop."

The quartet was also thankful for their first VMA recognition since Camila Cabello's departure. Fifth Harmony won the Best Pop Video award for their single "Down" feat. Gucci Mane. Lauren Jauregui even said she was "a little bit shock" when they were called for the category.