Cher Lloyd: 'I Was A Nightmare To Work With'
Star admits she was a diva when she first appeared on The X Factor...
Cher Lloydhas admitted that her diva reputation was a deserved one in the early days of her music career.
The 20-year-old, who found fame on The X Factor and has subsequently seen success in the US, was speaking to MTV News when she 'fessed up to being difficult to handle when younger.
"I was a nightmare to work with, I was 16 years old and I wanted everything my way.
"What I didn't understand that just starting out and being in the competition you have to earn your stripes and I didn't earn my stripes and I honestly feel that I haven't earned all of them yet - there's still a lot of hard work to do.
"I don't want to be the person people don't want to meet... I never want to be remembered as the girl that came in and was rude to everyone and was an absolute diva even though she ain't got her stripes yet."
She also spoke about her new track I Wish, which features rapper T.I.
"The message behind the song is basically that I have many insecurities and I just honestly feel like I've never met anyone and will not meet anyone that is 100 percent happy with themselves.
"It's never going to happen, but I think my main message is for you to be able to understand and embrace the fact that nobody's perfect, but to be happy at the same time and not let that overwrite the fact that you need happiness in life and you shouldn't be worrying about that your boobs aren't big enough or your butt is big enough, get on with it."
Cher recently joined Taylor Swift on stage in LA.