R&B singer Lloyd has released a public apology to Ciara for controversial remarks he made about her in a published Hip Hop Weekly interview.
Writing via Twitter, Lloyd said his past labeling of her as a “Hollywood B*tch” was wrong.
“Self Check: I was wrong for what I said about Ciara. I was dead wrong. Who’s to say I know right or wrong. Its hard to look in the mirror…,” he wrote yesterday (July 14)
“And be able to realize your flaws, your mistakes and admit to them publicly. There’s a line between friendship that should valued…”
“I hurt her. I dissappointed her fans, my fans, my friends. Even my mama. Its a difference between personal feeling and what’s real and…”
“I’d just like to apologize and move on. @ciara I love you and I respect your art and your heart. You know me, and you know its not…”
“EVEN in my nature to say those things. I was upset about many things at the time and took my frustrations out on you, one of my best friends.”
“I know that you’ve forgiven me, but I will con’t to say I’m sorry and i will NEVER allow that to happen again. I’ll take this time to humble.”
“myself and re-evaluate my actions. Goodnight twitter. Goodmorning GOD.” (Lloyd’s Twitter)
Last October, Lloyd wrote via his blog and clarified his remarks
“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 f*ck 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 on the Internet in late September.
“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)
Earlier this year, Lloyd signed a contract with Interscope Records.
“Baby and Wayne were definitely the first people to reach out to me,” he revealed in an interview. “I talked to them about a deal. That’s who I thought I’d end up with in my heart. The problem is that Young Money/Cash Money is exclusive to Universal Motown. As you and I know, that’s where I did my last two albums. I wasn’t excited about going back. I tried to do a Young Money/Cash Money deal through another distributor, but it couldn’t be done. At the end of the day, I’m still family, though.” (MTV)
Check out a past Lloyd interview down below: