A far more mature Cher Lloyd has given an insight into what she was like while she was taking part in the X Factor. She was only 16 years-old at the time and admits she still had a lot of learning left to do.
"I was a nightmare to work with," Lloyd confessed to MTV News,"I was 16 years old and I wanted everything my way and what I didn't understand that just starting out and being in the competition you have to earn your stripes.”
Cher has gone from strength to strength in the US (PNP/WENN.com)
She added: “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.”
The 'Swagger Jagger' singer has recently gained popularity in the US and even performed with Taylor Swift at the massive Staples Centre in L.A.
Cher also explained the message behind her current single 'I Wish': "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 not 100 percent happy with themselves. It's never going to happen,”
She continued: “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."
The petite brunette also gave details of her upcoming album which is expected to be released in October. Cher has revealed that she has come to terms with opening up to everyone on the album:
"I honestly think it's very honest and open, it took me a long time to understand that it's OK to open up and not to keep this wall between me and everyone else because obviously being in the public eye you can embrace it or shut everything off, and that's what I did before."
However being shut off didn't work out for the singer: "It created a weird sheen around me and who I really was. This next record is just about me being me and letting people come in and letting people understand me as a person — and as an artist as well."
Listen to Cher's single 'I Wish' featuring T.I below: