Cher Lloyd: Strong-Willed Swagger or a Petulant Child?

Apparently the 17-year-old is the next best thing since sliced bread because of her ‘unique swagger’ witnessed by millions throughout X-Factor.  There’s absolutely nothing original about the rapper from Worcestershire – in fact American artists have been working those moves for years. The only original trait the Lloyds have is that she sings and moves like (in the words of much hated tweeters) a stroke patient.

Cher Lloyd

Cher Lloyd

Receiving intense support from her so-called mentor Cheryl Cole, she finished at fourth place in the competition, smiling like an arrogant cat (did anyone noticed that?) That’s because there was a war between Jay-Z and Will-i-am in a bid to sign her to their record label. But Lloyd – who looks more and more like Cheryl Cole – was snapped up by Simon Cowell’s label Syco.

Since the end of X-Factor, Cheryl was whisked off to LA to produce material for her first album (God help us). On return to the UK, she was faced with nearly 500 of fans at Heathrow airport. Reports reveal that the crowd was so fierce that little Cher was rushed into a police van.

Meanwhile across the Atlantic, Lloyd needs to grab all the fans she can get- the Americans have already branded her as ‘trashy and low rent’. Even her style hasn’t gone unnoticed by US showbiz guru, Juliet Izon.

 

The Life and Style news reporter said, “Lord, girlfriend needs a stylist! With her style, Cher would send the American paparazzi running.”

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“Her clothing choices are low-rent. There’s no chance a US audience will have anything to do with her, unless she gets her teeth fixed, stops wearing her hair like a wannabe Rihanna and gets a stylist to burn her current wardrobe and replace it.”

Cher Lloyd on Stage

Cher Lloyd on Stage

It doesn’t end there as just a few weeks of the taste of stardom, strong-willed Cher is at loggerheads with US stylists.

Cher- who wants to crack America quicker than Leona Lewis – has a long way to go. Yes it’s good that she wants to do her ‘own thing’ but there is a word that the ballsy rapper should live by – compromise. If she wants to crack America so bad may be, just may be, Lloyd can learn to compromise on choice of clothing and music -- otherwise she may not make it to the release of her first album.

Cher Lloyd

Cher Lloyd

However Lloyd- who threatened to walk if Syco does not let her record urban songs– seems to have luck on her side as two most influential musical figures are after her. Following her threat to leave Syco, Jay-Z and Will-i-am approached Simon Cowell about buying the tearaway teenager out of her recording contract. No doubt Lloyd must be very flattered – you can almost see her ego growing by the minute.

About Tracey Dawkins

North-Londoner Tracey Dawkins is a freelance writer and press officer, who specialise in health, youth issues entertainment and music. She’s also a health and fashion correspondent for Exquisite magazine.