For decades, the MTV VMAs have been known to provide iconic and jaw-dropping moments for fans. Last night was no different and the performers who shook the audience the most were the women of Fifth Harmony. The opening for their performance of “Angel/Down” is one of the most talked-about moments of the VMAs. Why? Well, a fifth member, which most people assume represents ex-member Camila Cabello, was snatched off the stage and it was startling. Here’s what went down.
This is how Fifth Harmony opened their performance.
They literally snatched a fifth person off the stage and snatched everyone’s wigs in the process.
Lauren Jauregui thanked her fans for allowing them to creatively share their story.
So happy to have been able to creatively capture our story on the VMA stage tonight..such a magical day..thankyou Bbies & @MTV YOU'RE EPIC
— Lauren Jauregui (@LaurenJauregui) August 28, 2017
What story they were trying to tell remains a mystery since they haven’t released a statement about it.
Fans are speculating about the meaning behind the performance.
For the record Fifth Harmony didn't push Camilla she jumped by herself. The others chose to jump as a group. #VMAs
— Phantom Brown (@Phantom_Brown) August 28, 2017
Some say that the fifth member being taken off the stage is representative of Camila Cabello jumping out of the group on her own accord. The remaining four members then jump at the same time to represent them jumping together to go forward as a group. Again, it’s all just fan speculation.
When Fifth Harmony showed up on the VMAs stage, there was a lot of chatter about who the fifth member was.
Everyone: OMG IS CAMILA UP THERE? IS THAT THEIR NEW ADDITION?? Who is she?!
5th HARMONY: you thought pic.twitter.com/M00pNeM2JC
— Mack Ammo (@mack_ammo) August 28, 2017
Was Camila Cabello back? Were they all putting aside their differences for an epic performance? Did they get a new member? The answer to all of those questions was no.
People on social media could not believe what they saw.
— jennifer allyson (@jennifahallyson) August 28, 2017
Camilizers quickly went to Cabello’s defense, calling Fifth Harmony “hypocrites” over the performance.
@FifthHarmony: We wish Camila the best!!
— PETTYBACHELORETTE (@Petty_Bach) August 28, 2017
How are you going to say you have no ill will towards Cabello then you pull that stunt? The people demand answers.
Other people were just simply screaming in disbelief.
— Jacob Currie (@jacobjcurrie) August 28, 2017
A lot of people “screamed” that night, honey.
Some thought it was all a bit much.
— Harry Seth (@HarryMeites) August 28, 2017
Fans who stan both Cabello and Fifth Harmony struggled with the performance.
— lauren (@lucentjauregui) August 28, 2017
Some times it best to just act like something didn’t happen so you can live a blissfully ignorant life.
Even “Game Of Thrones” fans switched over to catch the dramatic moment.
— Jon (@prasejeebus) August 28, 2017
Damn. Getting “GoT” fans to take a pause from the show is something to admire, tbh.
Their performance completely overshadowed the highly-anticipated appearance of Taylor Swift’s new music video.
Everyone: Taylor Swift is going to throw the best shade at the VMAs
Fifth Harmony: pic.twitter.com/IgVMfjnvMT
— Michael Ryan Webb (@michaelryanwebb) August 28, 2017
My apologies, but Taylor who?
Okay now. You’ve got our attention, Fifth Harmony. Can we get some clarity?
— ｗｉｌｌ. (@williamlewislaw) August 28, 2017
We’ve all invested time, energy, and social media interactions into this break-up. We need closure too.