The audience may have gotten excited for a minute when they saw five figures standing on stage in metallic puffy jackets at the top of their performance.But right before the music kicked in,the fifth figure (presumably meant to represent Camila) was literally thrown off the stage,doing a backwards dive right off the platform.Ally Brooke,Normani Kordei,Dinah Jane,and Lauren Jauregui did not miss a beat,immediately thereafter busting into an epic performance that included everything from broken glass to rain and a beautiful split by Normani.
The blatant jab at Camila is somewhat surprising,especially considering Fifth Harmony hasconsistently shut downinterviewers who ask about the former member of their group.They even side stepped conversation of their former member earlier in the night during the MTV VMA 2017 red carpet.The four members of the girl band artfully avoided an awkward question from Charlamagne Tha God,who asked if they would give their award to "a member who's no longer in the group" if they were to win,and the girls went silent for just a beat too long.Thankfully,Normani broke the silence."Well if we win for best choreography we'll give it to our choreographer," she said.
So while it may have seemed like the 5H girls would remain silent on Camila's departure from here on out,they were clearly just saving their diss for later in the show—no words necessary.We'll be watching to see if or how Camila responds.
In the meantime,who can I give an award for this epic shade?