Cher Lloyd failed to make any new friends at V Festival yesterday (August 19) after her set was interrupted by a chorus of boos and a barrage of urine-filled water bottles.
The former X Factor contestant, who has previously spoken out about her problems adjusting to life in the spotlight, left the stage two songs into her set as bottles were seen being hurled onto the stage. She returned shortly afterwards, saying to the crowd that it was "hard enough being up here (the stage), but it's not nice having bottles of piss chucked at you". The 'Swagger Jagger' singer was then pelted with yet more bottles of urine and so made the decision to call off her performance early.
Lloyd has previously spoken out about how she has been cyber-bullied since her debut on the X Factor, saying: "There have been many times when I've cried myself to sleep. I think these people need help. To do that to someone, there's got to be something wrong with you. It sounds strange but I feel sorry for them."
She has also previously stated that the strong negative attention she was receiving also made her quit music, saying: "I know people think I'm a bitch but they don't realise I put on a massive front. When I go home and close the door I break down, phone my mum and dad and cry. It got to the point when I thought 'Why am I doing this?'"
After her V Festival performance, she took to Twitter to address her harsh reception, saying: "Thank you so much for all the nice messages, shame that a couple of people had to ruin it, unfortunately a glass bottle got thrown at me on stage.Tomorrow is another day,big love to my brats!!! Xxx"
UK festival-goers have never been shy to express their disdain for an act (see Daphne and Celeste's Reading 2000 performance or 50 Cent's Reading 2004 performance), and as Cher Lloyd is currently enjoying success in the US with new single 'Want U Back', she may decide to go the way of One Direction and pledge her allegiance to the other side of the pond.
Fellow performer Example tweeted his opinion on the debacle, saying: "Whilst i'm not a fan of Cher Lloyd I don't think anyone deserves bottles of piss thrown at them. Stick to plain old booing in future people".