Cher Lloyd Loves The Drama
Cher Lloyd has not had the easiest journey into stardom. The singer and, erm, rapper has got her fair share of haters amongst her many fans, and the young runner-up of 2010’s The X Factor has received death threats like hot dinners. Cher has claimed that she doesn’t mind , because she loves splitting the public’s opinions. Her new album title, 'Sticks + Stones', was chosen after she was inspired by the public’s extreme reactions to her and her music...
She told Digital Spy: "A lot of things have been said about me. People are going to talk and that's a good thing; I want people to talk. I don't want people to say, 'So, what do you think about that Cher?' For them to reply, 'She's okay.' Okay is not good enough."
The 'Swagger Jagger' star added: "I want them to either love me or to completely despise me – I mean, call me all the names under the sun. I love it! It makes me better and for that reason I called the album ‘Sticks + Stones’. It's just a little saying my mum used to say."
I hope she is ready for those sticks and stones, as NME reviewed her debut LP and it wasn’t pretty. They said of her song with Busta Rhymes: "It's the first of a clutch of tracks here to spew forth a litany of annoying vocal tics in lieu of an actual song."
The review continued in a negative fashion: "Chief offender, in this respect, is the still-hideous 'Swagger Jagger' and 'Playa Boi' – which has the temerity to crib from Neneh Cherry and is about as urban as pants bought from Next by your mum."
Words: Maz Khan (@MazHalima)
Online editing: Joseph 'JP' Patterson (@Jpizzledizzle)