Sadly, fame changes some people, and this is what R&B singer Lloyd tried to imply when he called his fellow Atlanta Native Ciara a “Hollywood Bitch” in Hip Hop Weekly last year. His exact words? “I don’t f*ck 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. 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”. Ouch. But that was then. And this is now. Therefore, here is his public apology below:
“Self Check: I was wrong for what I said about Ciara. I was dead wrong. Who’s to say I know right or wrong. It’s hard to look in the mirror and be able to realize your flaws, your mistakes and admit to them publicly. There’s a line between friendship that should be valued. I hurt her. I disappointed her fans, my fans, my friends. Even my mama. It’s 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 continue 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”.
That was very big of him, but regardless of the apology, he said what he did for a reason, and when you’re angry and frustrated, your real feelings about certain things tend to come out in the heat of the moment. Having said that, at least it’s over and dusted now.