During her time on ‘The X Factor‘ in 2010, Cher Lloyd‘s camp denied any rumours circulating about her diva-ish demands backstage, but now she has sheepishly confessed to ‘The Sun‘ that there may have been some truth in it after all.
“I was an absolute bitch. I raise my hands up to it. I was aggressive, I was cocky. I put my foot in it. I built up this big persona of ‘I’m the bees knees’ and then I had to deal with it and pick up the pieces. It wasn’t the person I am – I put it on because I was terrified every single day that I was on the TV show. I read the papers and I looked online and I almost didn’t believe it was me. I got more and more frustrated and I wouldn’t do interviews. I was a nightmare. I was aggressive and I thought the whole world was against me and I don’t know why. It was weird.”
Last month Cher Lloyd looked mortified and momentarily left the stage after having a bottle full of piss chucked at her at ‘V Festival‘, but it seems as though she’s already put the experience behind her.
The gobby singer has told teen site ‘Sugarscape‘: “Just to step back for a minute and realise that there’s so many good things going on in my career at the moment. We’ve got everything in the US, we’ve got this fragrance in the UK. I mean, there shouldn’t be anything that’s going to get me down. At the time I was upset about it, but the amount of support that artists have shown me and it’s made me realise that it wasn’t personal, it was actually something that happens to all the artists. I heard it happened to Beyoncé. Now if that can happen to Beyoncé, I don’t know why it was a big deal about me.”
I would never call myself a Cher Lloyd fan, but even I would agree that throwing bottles of piss at her is over -stepping the mark by a long shot. But that’s exactly what happened on Sunday during her performance at ‘V Festival‘, when she, mid-way through singing ‘Want U Back‘, was pelted with a glass bottle from off-stage.
She was quite understandably upset, and ran off-stage briefly to recover, only to return a few minutes later after having composed herself a little. She was advised by stage managers not to return amid fears for her safety, but she decided to put on a brave face for those that had wanted to see her perform. Upon her return to the stage, she told the crowd: “It’s hard enough being up here, but it’s not nice having bottles of piss chucked at you.” After a torrent of boos and another bottle being chucked in her direction, she exited the stage early.
An excited Cher wrote on Twitter that morning: “Looking forward to doing ‘V‘ again today,” but added after the incident: “Thank you so much for all the nice messages, shame that a couple of people had to ruin it, unfortunately a glass bottle got thrown at me on stage. Tomorrow is another day, big love to my brats!”
Cher Lloyd made a public apology to Cheryl Cole this morning on ‘ITV‘ show ‘Daybreak‘ following a bust-up last week about the Geordie‘s singing ability, and described her thoughtless comment as word vomit: “Basically I said something on radio that I shouldn’t have said and it wasn’t intended to sound as bad as it did. All I was saying was that I would love to perform with her live and then I made a little joke… I want to say sorry to her if she found that offensive. At the end of the day, she was the person who got me where I am today. If it wasn’t for her, I wouldn’t be where I was. I’m in the public eye now so word vomit isn’t good.”
When Cheryl was tipped off that her ‘X Factor‘ protégé has offended her, she tweeted: “Be careful who you kick on your way up… They kick you twice as hard on your way back down. Unappreciation is ugly.”
Cher Lloyd, who should be forever in debt to former ‘X Factor‘ mentor Cheryl Cole for helping her to reach the live show stage in the competition, has given the Geordie a slap in the face by publicly bashing her.
During an interview with the ‘Real Breakfast for Real North West‘ show, she heavily hinted that Cheryl relies on autotune to produce a pitch perfect performance. When she asked if she would ever perform with Cheryl, her exact words were: “Maybe if she sings live with me!” Presenter Debbie Oubsey asked if this would be difficult for her, and she replied: “Well it is nowadays, when you haven’t got the nifty little button to press!” And does Cheryl rely on it? “What, oh no? Never, never ever!” Hmm, convincing.
Back in 2009 when Cheryl was a regular fixture on the show’s judging panel, she performed her single ‘Fight For This Love‘, and was accused of singing along to a pre-recorded backing track.
In an interview with ‘Fabulous‘ magazine last weekend, she confirmed that the pair are no longer in touch. “Cheryl understood me and she helped me a lot and so it’s sad that I haven’t heard from her. But if she wants to give me a ring she can. If not, that’s fine too.”
If the rumours are true, ‘X Factor‘ popstar Cher Lloyd, 18, is engaged to her boyfriend Craig Monk, 21. She and the hairdresser have been together for around 9 months, and moved in together soon after meeting.
In the last month or so she’s been photographed wearing a diamond on her finger, which also has a tattoo of a heart, most noticeably when she flew into LA at the end of November.
“Cher‘s been telling anyone who will listen that she’s engaged to Craig, despite originally denying the news. She’s head over heels and has been sporting an engagement ring since last month,” ‘The Sun‘ reports.
She is way too young to get married!
Cher Lloyd returned to ‘The X Factor‘ stage last night to give a live performance of her new single, ‘With Ur Love‘, a duet recorded with Mike Posner.
She opted for an adorable harlequin diamond print outfit, which consisted of a mini skirt and bow crop top, which exposed her rock solid abs.
The pièce de résistance came in the form of a bargain £6.99 ‘Bits & Bows’ iced gem ring, available to buy here.
Her non-stop work schedule has obviously had a huge impact on her sleeping pattern, telling host Dermot O’Leary, “I cant remember the last time I had a good nights sleep. But I’ve worked hard and I’m hoping it’s paid off.”
She will release her first album on ‘Syco Music‘, ‘Sticks + Stones‘, next month.
She definitely seemed to be having a few tuning issues last night, and she was audibly struggling to sing the higher notes in the build up to the chorus.