Lauren Jauregui addressed the rumors about her and Camila Cabello during their time together in Fifth Harmony.
The artist made things clear in an episode of En La Sala With Becky G and opened up about Fifth Harmony fans shipping her and Camila. She shared that people thought she and Camila were into each other and that made her uncomfortable.
The singer continued, “Like, disgustingly uncomfortable. Because I was queer, but she was not.” She shared how the rumors made her feel like a predator because of the type of clips people would put out together.
Lauren shared that she was always the aggressor and the one turning both her and Camila who had like ‘masculine’ energy. She explained, “I was always the aggressor, and I was always the one turning her and I was always the one who was, like, the ‘masculine’ energy in the scenario. And it made me very uncomfortable because that’s not how I identify.”
The singer clarified, “And that’s not to say, that that’s wrong to identify like that….But I did not identify that way, and I also did not have that connection with her.” The Expectations artist set things straight and said Camila and her were very good friends at the time.
She shared that they respected each other and when they talked they would look at each other. The singer further added that they both had love and genuine friendship towards each other.
Lauren shared that when she was growing up in the Latinx culture, she was affectionate to all her friends. She said, “Like, we would tell each other s–t that, yeah, maybe you would think we were gay if you were listening over. But we weren’t, you know what I’m saying, and that wasn’t the interaction.”
“I Wasn’t Even Comfortable Telling Myself That I Was Queer”
The singer further stressed over how uncomfortable it made her and because of that she “hyper-analyzes every connection” that she shares with women. She explained that she would do that because she does not want to make them feel that she is “looking at them that way”.
Lauren added that to this day, fans are convinced that was real. She shared how she cannot do anything to change that because even when she talks about it or not she has learned how to ignore it. The singer stressed about how traumatizing it was for her because of which she chose to ignore it at a certain point.
The artist added that getting angry with fans would mean it was real and validate it more somehow. She shared how it really messed with her head so much that she was not comfortable even telling her parents. The Fifth Harmony member said, “I wasn’t even comfortable telling myself that I was queer, you know?”
Lauren shared, “And also, I didn’t see Camila that way so it just made me uncomfortable that I could potentially be putting off that kind of vibe onto someone who I wasn’t trying to do that with.” She also explained how she did not want to come out because of the rumors.
The singer shared how she thought that her coming out would make people believe the rumors are true. Although she shared how she was outed because of fans, photos of her kissing a woman surfaced online.
Lauren Talks About Perez Hilton Outing Her
The artist shared how she and her girlfriend were drunk and they were taking a picture of them kissing. She said, “My aunt super innocently posted all the pictures from the photo booth onto her Facebook.” The singer further shared how fans that were so invasive that had followed her and found the picture.
Lauren said that when the fans posted the photo they were posting it everywhere and how she felt. She shared, “.I just remember being like, ‘Oh my god. Hopefully, this doesn’t blow up….Hopefully, it’s just, like you know, the few fans who found it; it just stays there.’” However, the singer said that Perez Hilton outed her in an article and used the picture to do so which spread like wildfire.
Although Perez denied the claims of outing Lauren in a statement. She said, “But if she feels I did, I would like [to] apologize for any hurt that caused. I did share photos of her kissing a girl at a wedding, but I never commented on her sexuality.”
Back in 2016. Lauren had penned an open letter that was posted on Billboard. The singer proudly wrote how she is a bisexual Cuban-American woman and she is proud of it. She told Becky G, “That’s where I came out, like, with myself as myself.”