VMAs 2017 or how 5H ruined everything they worked for... 😔
Okay, so when I woke up this morning I was expecting to hear about the latest drama, knowing that the label and management would have surely prepared something for the VMAs, but let me tell you that it went beyond my imagination.
The stunt that happened last night, aka a Camila look-alike jumping off the stage at the beginning of the 5H performance, is to me the stupidest thing the girls could’ve agreed to.
Because Camila is my wife, my very first reaction was one of anger. I just couldn’t believe that the girls would agree to shade Camila that way. And it’s because I believe and care so much for the OT5 friendship that it was hard for me to see the bigger picture. After calming down a little I tried to make sense of it and came to the conclusion that this stunt wasn’t against Camila, but actually for Camila.
What happened last night was a very very smart move from the label.
With a simple piece of choreography the label managed to make 5H the n°1 trending topic, make Camila as talked about as 5H even though she wasn’t even attending the show, and most horribly, to ruined the image that the girls have been working hard to build over the years and even more since Camila left.
The consequences of that event are gonna be huge for 5H because it’s gonna redefine their image in the public’s eyes.
Female empowerment, women standing up for each other, standing up tall and moving on after Camila’s departure, wishing her the best… all of that is now discredited. Not only did it make the girls look fake, but it also took away completely the attention from their performance. Not one headline is about their vocals or their album, it’s all about the drama, and it’s not gonna go away anytime soon. This new era we’re supposed to enter is gonna be poisoned by this, once again the focus won’t be on their music.
At the end of the day LDNA are the ones who are gonna suffer the most from this. Camila will be fine, without wanting it she’s got the “victim” role in all of this. Not many people are actually aware of the ins and out of the music industry and how much is controlled by the label, those people are gonna go for the easy explanation, which is that 5H is just purely shading Camila because they don’t like her and they wanted to humiliate her - and many many fans who were still wondering whether they should or not pick a side are definitely gonna pick one. And obviously that’s the objective of the label all along. They’re using 5H to boost Camila before her album comes out.
Once again this is a perfect example of how powerful the label is and how they can fuck over any artist and make it look like they did it by themselves. I’m not angry anymore, but deeply disappointed and sad. I wish the girls would’ve stood up against it. I know it’s probably a really hard thing to do and would’ve made things really complicated for them but at least they would’ve kept their integrity instead of shooting themselves in the foot and pleasing a label they despise. It’s gonna be painful to watch them try to justify that “creative choice” by saying they were telling a story and blah blah blah when we all perfectly know that those first few seconds of the performance were not necessary.
I don’t what you think but I also believe that Lauren might have been confirming that it was the label and not them behind all of this, with this tweet :
I don’t think she’s using the word “EPIC” as an adjective, I think she’s referencing the label, saying that it was EPIC who orchestrated everything. Anyway that’s my personal opinion.
So I’m not gonna answer the 102 asks I got about this because this is pretty much all I have to say about it. Oh and also I CAN’T FUCKING WAIT FOR THE GIRLS TO GET OUT OF THAT FUCKING SHITTY LABEL ONCE AND FOR ALL.