Cher Lloyd Begs Haters: "Give Me A Break"
It seems young Cher has already had enough of being a popstar...
Cher Lloyd has urged "haters" to give her a break, claiming that being a pop star is a lot tougher than she thought it would be.
The 18-year old, who recently told Cheryl Cole, revealed to DJ James Merritt that the abuse she is receiving in the press and on the internet is having a negative affect on her.
Despite only just releasing her debut single, Swagger Jagger, this week, Lloyd stated: "This is what upsets me a lot and makes me think I don’t even want to do this anymore."
"I was delusional, because as a little girl I thought that I would become a pop star and everyone would love me and I’d have the best life ever. I’m not saying that I don’t have the best life ever but it’s been so tough."
She continued: "I think people should try to give me a break because I don’t think they understand what they’re doing to me."
Cher then explained that she regularly gets hateful messages on Twitter, admitting: "There are old men out there that are writing on my Twitter, saying abusive things. They’ve probably got daughters and how would they feel if their daughter was in my position. They wouldn’t like an old man talking to her like that would they?"
Lloyd also claimed that since hitting the big time on The X Factor, most of her childhood pals have abandoned her, confessing: "I don't have one single school friend left. Of course, it's partly my fault - but I think people change around you."
"I wanted to be the big famous 'look at me everybody' but now that it's beginning to happen... I don't feel like I have changed but the people around me have."
In a recent interview with MTV, Lloyd explained that she has even lost contact with Chezza Cole, telling us: "I haven't spoken to Cheryl since the show. Maybe she's been busy - and I've been busy, too. People assume you're going to be best buddies but it doesn't work like that."