Camila Cabello says she just wants to be an artist and not a "celebrity"

Camila Cabello says she just wants to be an artist and not a "celebrity"

The star spoke about how much she admires Ed Sheeran's ability to live his life as a "normal dude". 

Camila Cabello
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Fame comes at a cost. Many celebrities have had to give up their normal lives. It is no longer possible for them to enjoy the simplicity of life without worrying about paparazzi or social media watching them. 

One of the celebs who has spoken about how much she misses the ordinary life is singer Camila Cabello. 

In an interview with Cosmopolitan UK, the singer said she admires fellow musician Ed Sheeran, who to this day hasn't allowed fame to stop him from living his life like a "normal dude".

"I want to be an artist, not like a 'celebrity,'" she told the publication.

"(Ed) just strives to be an artist, and then also just lives his life as a normal dude," she added. 

The 'Bam Bam' hitmaker says Ed has a life that is hidden from the public. 

"He has a whole private life that people don't know about, where he has fun, hangs out with his friends, has a family, has dinner with the people he loves," she said. 

In April, a video of Ed enjoying drinks and playing pool at a local pub did the rounds on social media. 

Video: Ed Sheeran singing with locals at a pub

Camila says she aspires to be like Ed. 

"I think Ed just lives it - he's just out here trying to have fun with good people and make music he loves. And that's the same thing I'm trying to do."

The two musicians are friends. They have even collaborated on two songs - ' South of the Border', which was released in 2019, and 'Bam Bam', which was released in 2022.

At the time of the 'South of the Border' recording, Camila shared how Ed is one of the "most meaningful artists" in her life and how she has been admiring him from the time she was a teenager. 

"This is probably one of the most surreal things I’ve ever seen, Ed’s team sent me this from our session in Nashville when we were writing my verse for south of the border, I just saw it in the car and had this weird surreal feeling of being 13 years old listening to “be like you” and “autumn leaves” and “fall”- this guy right here is one of the most meaningful artists in my life and 13 year old me would never believe this video. 

"I know we’re friends now so sorry for the not playing cool moment, but genuinely, this is a sick full circle, special moment for me, being on a song with an artist that’s meant so fucking much to me. I have so many memories with these man’s songs. And he’s such a lovely person!!! I’m just emotional. Life is wild. Dreams are wild. I’m so in awe of how things happen and how things you could never imagine can happen. and it’s only more of a pleasure getting to know you as a person- so kind, genuine, and awesome. I’m about to JAM this album right now cause I haven’t heard the other songs and I’m so excited!!!! Congrats on more amazing music!!! , Love you dude @teddysphotos" she wrote. 

See the post below. 

LISTEN: Camila Cabello releases teaser of new song with Ed Sheeran

Image courtesy of Instagram. 

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