Cher Lloyd has insisted that her main objective is to make music, not to be famous.
The star discusses her rise to fame and how she sees things now in the new issue of Heat magazine, admitting that she struggled to cope with the pressure on The X Factor.
"I'm not your average celebrity. I'm not a celebrity," she said. "I never ever will be. I'm not someone to get out of a cab with my drawers on show. I'm here to make music. I am a businesswoman. I'm in this to make a good life for myself."
Cher's serious face
On the ITV show that made her name, she explained: "I was very stubborn back then. I put up a guard and I didn't want anyone to come near me. I was overwhelmed by the amount of people who showed interest in me. So I was a b**ch, a real b**ch. Knowing what I know now, I would've dealt with situations a lot more calmer.
"I was just so angry and frustrated that people had taken my life off of me, even though I had gone on the show. I went through absolute stress and mayhem. I couldn't go out, because people were constantly on my back all the time. I just felt like I was doing something I loved, but there was another part of it that I absolutely hated."
The full interview with Cher appears in the new issue of Heat, out now.
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