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.
Former ‘X Factor‘ contestant Cher Lloyd has just named her album ‘Sticks + Stones‘, which is due for release in the UK on November the 7th.
The track listing is the following:
1. Grow Up Feat. Busta Rhymes
2. Want U Back
3. With Ur Love Feat. Mike Posner
4. Swagger Jagger
5. Beautiful People Feat. Carolina Liar
6. Playa Boi
8. Over The Moon
9. Dub On The Track Feat. Mic Righteous, Dot Rotten + Ghetts
10. End Up Here
“STICKS & STONES. Album tittle is finally out. Can’t wait for you to hear the album!,” she tweeted this morning.
Former ‘X Factor’ contestant Cher Lloyd proved the critics wrong tonight by topping the UK charts with her debut single, ‘Swagger Jagger’, beating off stiff competition from boybands JLS and The Wanted.
Despite the single receiving a mixed reaction from the press, Cher remains positive about her upcoming album, and told Radio 1’s Reggie Yates that fans can expect a lot of dubstep- influenced songs on the album.
She was clearly delighted to gain the coveted top spot position in the same week as her 18th birthday. “I’m the happiest girl alive! Thank you for supporting me, and buying the single! This is the best thing that’s ever happened to me!,” she tweeted.
Although it seems she won’t be celebrating at one of London’s top nightlife spots; she told The Sun: “I’ll probably just have a night in with a Chinese and a glass of bubbly.”
After that ‘X Factor’ embarrassment, Cheryl Cole has kept a low profile. She and ‘The Black Eyed Peas’ singer Will.I.Am are taking a break from their hectic schedules, and enjoying a stay in Cannes, along the French Riviera.
“Its me and the “Tweety Bird” in Cannes, France… Me and Cheryl Cole in the south of France having fun,” Will tweeted alongside the pic.
When she arrives back in England, she will get straight to work on her third solo album, which will be produced by best friend Will.I.Am.
She hit the headlines last week when the alleged rift between her and former ‘X Factor’ candidate Cher Lloyd worsened. Cheryl has been given a track written by Will.I.Am originally intended for Cher, which has frustrated Cher massively.
“Cheryl loved the song from the start and didn’t think twice about recording a version after she was sure it would not be appearing on Cher’s album. There is no love lost between the two so she couldn’t care less what anyone has to say about her being offered the song. It’s a great track, so much so that it is being considered as the lead single from Cheryl’s third album.”
I’m guessing Cheryl won’t be invited to Cher’s album launch later this year?
And with Paris Hilton staying on the French Riviera at the moment too, this could be the start of a new friendship!