Ally Brooke is getting candid.
On the debut episode of her podcast ‘The Ally Brooke Show,’ the former Fifth Harmony member revealed that she and her fellow bandmates faced “mental and verbal abuse” while in the group.
Full story below…
Brooke began by saying:
“It was a whirlwind. I’m going to say how proud I am of Fifth Harmony, of what we did, of what we did for music, what we did for female empowerment, what we did for girl groups. We will be in the history books, y’all.”
However, it was after this that she revealed the startling abuse claims, saying:
“But I hate saying this: My time in Fifth Harmony, I didn’t enjoy it. I didn’t love it. It was hard because there was so much going on. So much behind the scenes, so much toxicity, so much abuse, so much about of power, so much mental abuse, verbal abuse, and it’s just horrible and to me, it’s a shame because we were so big. I should have enjoyed myself more.”
Later in the episode, she went on to say that certain people in the group’s label often made her and her group members feel both “inferior” and “uncomfortable.”
Brooke also stated that the girls had to “fight for our lives” to get significant singing parts on songs. When she did not get the part, she often felt “crushed” and “embarrassed.”
However, she insists that she is “grateful” for her time in the group, but also realizes that it was “traumatizing” at the same time.
Watch the full episodeof ‘The Ally Brooke Show’ below…