The 'Sangria Wine' hitmaker feels her former bandmates - Normani Kordei, Ally Brooke, Dinah Jane and Lauren Jauregui - have come to learn that it's not right to ''limit'' someone by not letting them pursue solo projects, and things could have been a lot different if she were to ''break free'' now that other members have branched out.
The 21-year-old singer also suggests that she hadn't chosen to quit the group in 2016, and that she was simply told she couldn't be in the band and have a solo career at the same time.
In an interview with Rolling Stone magazine, she spilled: ''I don't think there was ever a point where I was like, 'I want to leave because I'm the breakout star.' We were just really young. If we were in the same situation now, it would probably be fine for everyone to make their own music while being in the group, because I think everyone understands now that you can't limit people. That's why people break free.''
The 'That's My Girl' hitmakers announced in March that they had they decided to go on a break, six years after they formed on US TV show 'The X Factor', in order to focus on solo projects.
In a statement, they said: ''Reflecting on the past six years since we started on 'X Factor', we've realised just how far we've come and we appreciate everything so much, more now than ever.
''We've really had one hell of a memorable journey together and can't begin to express our gratitude to y'all for coming along with us on this wild ride!
''After six years gong hard, nonstop, we also realised that in order to stay authentic to ourselves and to you, we do need to take some time for now to go on hiatus from Fifth Harmony in order to pursue solo endeavours. [sic]''
The quartet said at the time they were confident their time away from the group will only make them stronger when they reunite.
They continued: ''We are all very excited and grateful to be able to take this time to learn and grow creatively and really find out footing as individuals. In doing this we are allowing ourselves to gain new experiences, strengths and perspectives that we can bring back to our Fifth Harmony family.''
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