Camila Cabello has learned who her real friends are over the years. The Havana singer opened up in a new interview with Elle magazine about her friendships, admitting that “many people have disappointed” her. When asked if she has a special trick for determining real friends from fake friends, the 20-year-old answered, “I think the only way to know is time. I feel like there are instances and circumstances in your life that always change.”
“You can think someone’s your friend, and it could be out of convenience, or there was something in it for them, or whatever. And a year later, something happens and you really need help, or all of a sudden they have to stand up for you, and it could be inconvenient for them or not benefit them,” she continued. “And they don’t have your back. And you’re like, ‘Ok, that friendship was circumstantial. You were only my friend when it was easy.’ What's hard is you can’t tell from the beginning.”
While Camila has had her fair share of fake friends, she has been able to find genuine ones too. “So many people have disappointed me. And there’s also been so many people—not so many, but a few people who make everything worth it, stick through it, and they show loyalty,” she confessed. “And no matter what goes down, seas or rough or calm Sunday afternoon, those are people that are worth it. You die for those people.”
The Cuban-American singer — who left Fifth Harmony last year — didn’t name any of her former group members as fake friends. However, Camila recently admitted that she’s been able to grow as a solo artist since leaving the all-girl group. "[The songs were] mostly written by other people," she told Rolling Stone magazine about Fifth Harmony’s writing process. "It has to be me in order for me to be happy with the result. I get to make mistakes, correct them and learn and keep growing."