According to The Mirror, Lloyd ranted at the Irish music mogul, who has made no secret of his dislike for Cher, eventually telling him: "I don’t have to speak to you anymore, so f*** off."
Cher, who has become known for her difficult behaviour throughout this year's series, is also said to have had a breakdown moments before she stepped out on stage for her final performance over the weekend.
Reports suggest Cher was meant to sing Willow Smith's Whip My Hair mixed with Boom! Shake the Room, but instead performed The Clapping Song and the Missy Elliott track, Get Ur Freak On, which she now blames for her early exit from the finale.
A source told The Mirror: "Cher ran through the corridors shouting: ‘You can’t make me.’
"Before the show she went crazy about her outfits and demanded an entire overhaul. Now, she blames the song choice for her exit.”
She is also said to have told production staff: "I’m going to make it anyway. You lot can stick it up your a***."
Cher then reportedly told the show's choreographers: “You lot have wanted me out from the beginning. I know Dannii and Louis have hated me... but I don’t care. I couldn’t give a f***. I’ve got Cheryl Cole. That’s all that matters."
Despite not making the final three of the competition, Cher has since vowed that she will be the "biggest act" to ever come out of The X Factor.
The teenager claimed: "I'm going to use this as my platform and I'm going to make sure I'm the biggest goddamn thing to ever come out of The X Factor. That's not being cocky, it's just being very, very, very committed to what I do."