The Havana singer, 20, is a frequent user of Twitter, Instagram and a number of other sites but claimed she only uses them because it is part of her job. The former Fifth Harmony member – who has previously laid her political views bare online – announced she had completed her debut album on social media earlier this week. But Cabello told tmrw magazine she was “not really a very public person … I’m not on there talking all the time”.
She added: “I hate social media, I only go on Twitter to interact with my fans, and you know because it’s part of my job. “It’s part of me representing my work and realistically it’s just a part of today. “How I speak out about things that are important to me is through my work, through what I do,” she said.
— camila (@Camila_Cabello) November 18, 2017
On using her platform to air political views, Cabello said: “I think in politics you can forget the human side of things, and forget that it’s people with dreams and hopes and families and I feel like that’s how I fight. By using my platform and my medium.” The singer also revealed how touring with Bruno Mars made her realize she needed to “step up my game”. “I need to work a lot harder to get to that level. Sometimes it’s real, you have to check yourself. “Bruno is obviously, you know leagues ahead of where I am,” she added. Her single Havana, featuring Young Thug, has held the UK chart top spot for the past three weeks after three consecutive weeks at number two.