will.i.am to Cher Lloyd: 'Don't Sign With Simon, Sign With Me'

December 14, 2010 07:39:50 GMT

After their duet performance on 'The X Factor', the Black Eyed Peas member approached Cher Lloyd and asked her to sign to his label.


will.i.am to Cher Lloyd: 'Don't Sign With Simon, Sign With Me'
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will.i.am is so impressed with Cher Lloyd that he offers "The X Factor" alum a record deal. They made a duet on the December 11 episode of the U.K. TV show, singing "Where Is the Love" and "I Gotta Feeling". And then in a secret backstage meeting, he told her, "Don't sign with Simon, sign with me."

"When I first saw her I started giggling, I couldn't help myself," will.i.am recalled to the Daily Star. "I was laughing because her talent is such a no-brainer. Cheryl [Cole] was like: 'What's wrong?' I was like: 'I'm laughing because she's so awesome!' I think she's going to do something great."

"I wanted to sign her as I left the house," the Black Eyed Peas star said before adding that she needs to break away from the "X Factor" label. "My fear is that if she doesn't hook up with the right creative people she's going to end up being too bubblegum."

He explained more, "I'd make edgy hip-hop with a bit of pop and electro thrown in. It would have to have lots of attitude but be melodic at the same time. She's like a ball of energy and I don't think she knows what to do with that energy."

Cher Lloyd was eliminated at the end of the Saturday finale. "I want to give a big thank you... to everybody who believed in me. My highlight throughout was standing on stage with will.i.am. I can't believe I had the opportunity to do that," she said after the elimination.

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posted by lilly on Dec 14, 2010
i love will.i.am and cher but i dont think electro would be good for cher :/ i like it better when she just sings and raps no electro.
posted by Natalie on Dec 14, 2010
I really hope he signs her and not Simon. She has a bigger chance of becoming global that way.
posted by will on Dec 14, 2010
yeah i agree she wont do well she might have a year or so due to media hype but she is not talented and is fake so she will end up in a pub somewhere soon or a prostitute, she hasnt got the looks either.
posted by dre day on Dec 14, 2010
well dre is back with detox so all these lame rappers or so called hip hop can go away. oh cher is not hip hop she is fake, edward is more respected in hip hop lol cause their not fake. cher cant rap or sign she tries to be hip hop but turns out being a bit of a brat. she probulary listens to soulja boy hes good but we listen to dre, ll cool j, nas, eminem for hip hop. soulja boy does his own stuff cher copies thats not hip hop.

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