“It made me feel like a predator.”
When Fifth Harmony was dominating the music charts, rumors began to float that Lauren Jauregui and Camila Cabello were attracted to each other.
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Well, Lauren shut down those claims during a recent episode of Becky G’s podcast , explaining why it made her “so uncomfortable.”
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“People thought Camila and I were into each other, and that made me so uncomfortable. Like disgustingly so uncomfortable, because I was queer, but she was not.”
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“It made me feel like a predator because of the type of clips people would put together, the type of stories people would write…”
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“I was always the aggressor and I was always the one turning her. I was always the one who was like the ‘masculine’ energy in the scenario.”
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“It made me very uncomfortable because that’s not how I identify — that’s not to say that that’s wrong to identify with that.”
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Lauren went on to say that her relationship with the “Señorita” singer was strictly platonic and they were simply “very good friends” at the time.
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“We respected each other. When [we] would talk, we would look at each other. We had love for each other, like genuine friendship.”
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She added that growing up in Latinx culture, being affectionate with all of her friends was natural, but those rumors made her “hyper-analyze every connection” she made with women going forward.
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“That actually made me so uncomfortable to the point where, I, to this day, hyper-analyze every connection that I have with a girl because I don’t want them to feel like I’m looking at them that way.”
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