News: Lloyd Clarifies Controversial Ciara Remarks, "No, I'm Not Calling Her A B*tch"
Friday, Oct 2, 2009 2:10PM
After Lloyd caught some heat earlier this week for labeling singer Ciara a "Hollywood B*tch," the former Murder Inc. artist has clarified his remarks.
While standing by the statements he made in Hip Hop Weekly's "Hollywood B*tches" section, Lloyd wrote via his blog and said he still respects the singer.
"Let's set the record straight on my 'Hollywood B*tches comment in Hip Hop Weekly," he wrote Thursday (October 1). "I said what I said and I stand by it. But read exactly what I said, then judge me. The truth is, I don't fuck with Hollywood B*tches (or Hollywood Ni**as for that matter). No, I'm not calling Ciara a b*tch, I'm saying that I think celebrity status changed her for the worse, and because of that, we don't get down anymore. Yesterday I spoke to CiCi for the first time in years. I called her to explain my comments and to let her know how I felt about the situation. We had a good one-on-one conversation that will remain between us. I respect and I love CiCi like family, but sometimes family are the only ones that will tell you the truth. I'm sure I could have found a better way to tell her, but what's done is done. We're moving on. The funny thing is, this Ciara question was the last question in the HHW interview. At first, I lied and made up some answer to make it seem like we were still cool. But when I hung up the phone, I felt like I shoulda just kept it real, so I called back and answered the question honestly. Maybe a little too honestly. But fair is fair, if I start acting Hollywood, someone that knew me before the fame should call me out too. I wish CiCi the best. Shout out to Dave Mays and Hip Hop Weekly. Peace." (Young Goldie)
Lloyd's controversial remarks landed online earlier this week.
"I don't f**k with Hollywood b*tches and she's like one of the chicks that's just changed along the way with the fame and the money and all of that," he explained. "I don't really get down with her anymore on some real sh*t. The truth hurts, but it will set you free. But I wish her all the best." (Hip Hop Weekly)
He recently announced his departure from Irv Gotti's record label.
"I've made a lot of changes," Lloyd said in an interview. "I'm happy than I've ever been. I'm happy to say I worked out my own release and I am very optimistic about the future. Ever since I was signed, I was dedicated to trying to make good music, something that's worth hearing. And just trying to work with this rubble that I was given and build something out of it -- being the current state of the label when I first arrived. I didn't really have too much to work with...The label itself had no distribution. I was forced to record my own music with my own money with my own friends, while I was still under contract. All I had was me and my management and my friends in Atlanta...It wasn't so much person as it was business. I've learned to separate the two and sometimes in this business there is no friendship, no bottom line. The sad thing is a lot of young guys come into the game very early without knowledge or without a guidance in their lives and they fall victim to the glitz and the glam. (Lloyd Music TV)
A press release was initially sent out over the summer with Lloyd expressing his displeasure with Murder Inc.
"I'm ready for a change," Lloyd stated. "There's no bad blood. I just feel I need to take more control over my career and get a fresh start. Hopefully Irv can understand my position." (Ace Showbiz)
Check out Lloyd speaking on Irv Gotti below: