Cabello disclosed she has COVID-19 while lip-syncing to Pitbull’s “Watagatapitusberry (Remix)” from her bed, surrounded by a variety of cold drugs, in a new video shared to the pop star’s TikTok page on Monday. “I got the rona,” Cabello, 25, captioned the video, which shows her bopping her head and pumping her fist in the air from her bed while the 2010 Latin hip-hop duet starring the Miami rapper, Sensato, Black Jonas Point, El Cata, and Lil Jon plays in the background.
In the video, Cabello shows off a bag of Hall’s cough drops, a packet of menthol vapour chest rub, bottles of DayQuil and “Cold, Flu & Sore Throat” syrups, and a television remote while the Netflix app plays a slideshow behind her. Cabello then reposted the clip on her Instagram Story, captioning it, “If u have had the rona and still gonna live it up in isolation make some f* noise.”
The “Havana” artist spoke out to People in May about being exposed online in response to a lengthy statement she wrote about being shot by paparazzi when on personal vacations to Miami Beach and the unfavourable effects it has on her mental health and body image. Although the message was challenging for the musician to convey, fans reacted favourably. “I hesitated because I think it’s vulnerable to post behind the scenes things like that,” Cabello shared previously.
“I also recognize the immense privilege I have and the life I live, so there’s always a risk that I’m like, ‘Are people just going to think I’m whining?'” “People can often look at these pictures of celebrities and want to change their diet or aspire to that,” she continued. “I thought it was important for me to be like, ‘Hey, this isn’t necessarily something to aspire to. I might look a certain way, but I’ve had a really s time, and that’s not a good way to be.”
While Cabello is aware that talking about these struggles won’t make them go away, she nonetheless aims to inspire people by letting them know how an A-list, red carpet-walking superstar like herself actually feels. “I don’t have a solution for it, and I struggle with it all the time, even after that post. At the Met [Gala], I struggled with it too,” she revealed. “It’s an ever-present struggle, and I think a lot of women feel that way.”