Fifth Harmony”Set T o Split”?

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Fifth Harmony Split Bust

By Shari Weiss |

Fifth Harmony Split Bust

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Fifth Harmony is not currently “set to split,” despite a report wrongly claiming their label, Epic, no longer wants to work with the group. Gossip Cop can exclusively bust the untrue story. We’re told the allegations are “lies.”

“FIFTH DISHARMONY: Fifth Harmony divas are set to split after their US label Epic focused on former member Camila Cabello’s success,” reads a headline from The Sun, which contends, “The Simon Cowell-backed US girlband… won’t be making a new album after record label Syco lost faith when they turned into total divas.” Instead, Syco and Epic are supposedly now “focused on making Camila a megastar.” It’s not explained why Cabello can’t be a “megastar” while Fifth Harmony continue on their own path.

Rather, the British paper simply claims, “Now the group are set to announce their split after six years and they all believe they can follow Camila to solo stardom.” A so-called “source” is quoted as saying, “Things haven’t been the same since Camila’s departure and everyone has run out of patience with Fifth Harmony.” It’s alleged the remaining women (Ally Brooke, Dinah Jane, Normani Kordei and Lauren Jauregui) “feel their label is prioritizing Camila and have become hard work behind the scenes.”

“They’ve watched how much effort and money has gone into Camila’s career and feel they’ve been used to catapult her into solo stardom,” the purported snitch goes on to assert, arguing, “Her album received more ­backing than their last project and they know their days at Epic are numbered.” Consequently, the alleged tipster maintains, “Each member is making solo preparations but no one wants to be on the same label as Camila which is why Lauren has moved to another Sony subsidiary, Columbia.”

The rest of the piece is filled out with gripes about a controversial interview Fifth Harmony did with The Sun last year, in which they clashed with the podcast host during and after the recording. Since then, Gossip Cop is told, it seems like the UK tabloid has had a “vendetta” against “The X Factor” act. Our insiders insist the article is “ridiculous” and that the claims of a split and record label problems are “lies” that are “based on nothing.”

Indeed, Fifth Harmony remains committed to its “7/27 Tour,” which runs through early April. And while there’s been speculation about Jauregui signing a solo deal, Gossip Cop is told that it’d only be “natural” for the group to take “breaks” for “solo stuff.” There just aren’t immediate plans to disband, contrary to this article’s assertions. Outlets like the Mirror and Daily Star are already running with the claims, but merely repeating them doesn’t make them accurate. That said, a hiatus at some point down the road is definitely possible. Stay tuned.

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