Normani Kordei is excited to explore her ''freedom'' in the wake of Fifth Harmony's decision to go on hiatus.

The 21-year-old singer has been a member of the 'Work From Home' hitmakers since they appeared on 'The X Factor' in the US in 2012, and after the group announced their decision to take a hiatus in order to pursue solo endeavours last month, Normani has said she can't wait to explore her life as a solo artist.

She said: ''Fifth Harmony is all I've known for the last six years, so it's definitely going to be an adjustment. But I think that we owe it to ourselves, and we owe it to each other, to create that space of freedom to truly figure out who we are individually. You guys have only seen a fraction of me, and I've only gotten to know a fraction of who I am. Even in the studio, I'm finding out new things.''

The star also insisted that there was no malicious reasons behind their hiatus, and the decision was simply made because the time was right.

She told People magazine: ''Honestly, nothing necessarily happened. It was kind of just a good time. It was the right time for us. It's been six years, and we dedicated absolutely everything that we've had to the group. We recognised that we deserve to be our own people.''

It comes after Normani previously claimed she was ''scared'' at the thought of going it alone, following the 'That's My Girl' singers' hiatus.

She said: ''[It was] very scary. And heartbreaking for me personally. The first day that we even put out the announcement for the hiatus, it was the toughest day ...

''So many people saying, 'Oh my god, what happened? What's wrong?' Just having that attention on something that you already know is real and the fact that now everybody else knows it's real, it's like, 'Wow, this is really happening.'''