The 'Don't Hold Your Breath' hitmaker – who has now launched a successful solo career following the disbandment of the girl group – explained while she enjoyed having her "entourage" alongside her, she thinks going it alone is "a lot more relaxed".
She said: "Before it was like I had my entourage with me, my girl gang – and now it's just me. On stage I was definitely more like a character, like we were all little superhero dolls and I was like Queen Doll.
"With five girls in a group there's always a lot of things involved. When it's just you, you've only got a couple of people around you and it's a lot more relaxed.
"I'm in touch with a few of them. We grew up so much together, that's always going to be a sisterhood. I couldn't be in a group with anyone else."
Despite the band's raunchy lyrics and dance routines, Nicole – who is dating Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton – thinks the Pussycat Dolls were "excellent role models" to young girls.
She told Britain's Glamour magazine: "I watch videos today and every artist is wearing fewer clothes than we were! I think we were excellent role models. We kept it sassy and clean.
"We were well-behaved girls with no crazy stuff going on, really down to earth with good morals."‘Like’ our Award Winning facebook page and be entered into a draw to win 1000 CDs including rare, signed and promotional copies here!