'I do owe her': Cher Lloyd makes a complete turnaround as she credits her career success to former mentor Cheryl Cole
After confessing she suffered from 'word vomit' after making a cheap jibe at Cheryl Cole, Cher Lloyd appears to have done a complete 180.
The Swagger Jagger singer, who appeared on This Morning yesterday wearing a butter-wouldn't-melt heart sweater, says she owes her career to Cole – although she was quick to quip her original comment was 'taken out of context'.
Cher courted controversy last week
after insinuating her former X Factor mentor cannot sing live without the aid of autotuning.
Butter wouldn't melt: Cher Lloyd flashes an innocent grin outside London Studios
The Girls Aloud star hit back, tweeting: 'Be Careful who you kick on your way up… They kick
you twice as hard on your way back down.'
She added a rather scathing hashtag message: '#Unappreciation is ugly.'
Chatting on the infamous ITV1 breakfast show, Cher confessed she often puts her 'foot in it' when it comes to speaking her mind.
'I'm always doing it,' she said. 'I think I get too comfortable with just being myself. I forget that people are watching me.
'I think I really did put my foot in it and now I've realised that what I said was wrong, obviously, and I said sorry.
'And I think it got fully taken out
of context, but I think I understand now that you need to be on form and
be aware of what you're saying all the time.'
Belated Valentine's: Cher pouts for the cameras as she displays her heart
Asked if she was surprised by Cheryl's response on Twitter, she said: 'No, I'm not too surprised, but it is what it is.'
She continued: 'I do owe her, but how
I see it is the X Factor was a great platform for me and she really did
help me and I'm very grateful.
'I wouldn't say that I wasn't
grateful for what she had given me – the opportunity that she had given
me, putting me through and things like that – but I feel like from here,
it's down to me to do as best as I possibly can.'
The Malvern teenager also touched on
her experience with cyber bullying, saying: 'I think at the beginning it
was just pure shock for me and I didn't really understand why people
were saying it and what they got from saying it.
Taking tips from Jessie J Cher slipped into a catsuit for her performance at G-A-Y on Saturday
'I think now I'm getting used to
knowing that I am in the public eye and I've got to be open to
understand that people do have their opinions and to learn how to take
it myself. I think there's a line that you don't cross.
'I love for people to have an opinion on my music because that's definitely what it should be about.
'If you don't like my song or you
feel that it's not right for me, if you send me a tweet or whatever and
you say, “I don't really like that one, I liked your one before,” I'm
fine with it, I love that constructive criticism.
'But when it's about my appearance and things like that, that's when it sort of tips me over.'
One enemy she has not made, is by keeping Rebecca Ferguson close.
Cher tweeted: '@RebeccaFMusic missing u! We should meet up, its been a long time!! Love ya hun, xxxxx send my love to the kids!'