Fifth Harmony Reacts to Fidel Castro’s Demise

Fifth Harmony, American Music Awards 2016
Fifth Harmony is shown in photo during a performance.

The death of Cuban revolutionary and divisive world figure Fidel Castro generated mixed sentiments from people across the world. Two members of Fifth Harmony, the all-girl group that bagged the Collaboration of the Year award at the American Music Awards 2016, posted social comments that ranged from derogatory to hopeful.

Lauren Jauregui referred to the late despot as “the cockroach” that  died.

“What happiness! I know that my grandmothers are dancing together in a party in heaven where Celia Cruz is singing songs about liberty and freedom,” the 20-year-old Miami-born musician with Cuban lineage said.

Camila Cabello, on the other hand, wrote on her Instagram account that she wants “nothing more than to see the families that were divided to come together again and for all the years of pain to come to an end.” The 19-year-old musical artist was born in Cuba but moved to the U.S. at the age of six.

Grammy award-winning Cuban-American singer posted a long message on her Instagram account. She wrote, “Although the death of a human being is rarely cause for celebration, it is the symbolic death of the destructive ideologies that he espoused that, I believe, is filling the Cuban exile community with renewed hope and a relief that has been long in coming…”

Fifth Harmony Shines at American Music Awards 2016

During the last AMAs held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, Fifth Harmony gave a rousing performance of That’s My Girl. The group, composed of Camila and Lauren, as well as Dinah Jane Hansen, Normani Kordei and Ally Brooke, romped away with a big award for their Work From Home featuring Ty Dolla Sign.

The group bested strong contenders for Collaboration of the Year at the American Music Awards 2016 that included Rihanna and Drake (Work); the Chainsmokers and Daya (Don’t Let Me Down); and Meghan Trainor and John Legend (Like I’m Gonna Lose You), among others. America’s Got Talent judge and Fifth Harmony’s mentor Simon Cowell  mentioned the singing group’s album studio album 7/27 earlier this year.

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