Camila Cabello is a proud immigrant.
In a recent interview with Glamour, the “Bad Things” singer and her mami, Sinuhe Estrabao, reflected on their lives as foreign-born Americans.
When Cabello was 6 years old, she and her mom embarked on a journey from Cuba to the U.S. The singer, who is also part Mexican, recalls taking a backpack, a Winnie the Pooh journal and a blonde plastic doll her mother had bought her at the flea market along for the trip.
Now the former Fifth Harmony member says she is using her experience to write new music. “Right now I’m in the process of writing about our whole journey,” the 20-year-old told the magazine.
Since her split with the girl group, the solo artist has been using this key part of her identity for her upcoming album. "I want to make a love song for immigrants," the star revealed. "That word, immigrant, has such a negative connotation — I can just imagine all the little girls who have dreams of coming here and feel unwanted."
The songstress hopes her new music will inspire fans who had a similar journey to dream big. "It inspires me in my music to do my best to give [them] the light that I have," Cabello explained. "I want to be what people think of when they think of America — a person who, no matter what her first language was or what her religion is, can see her dreams come to life if she works hard enough."
We can't wait to see what the superstar is cooking up in the studio!