The 'Swagger Jagger' rapper spoke of her admiration for the 'Back To Black' singer, who died at the age of 27 two weekends ago, and claimed to identify with the intense media scrutiny of her behaviour.
"I liked Amy Winehouse a lot," Lloyd told The Sun. "I liked the way she did what she wanted and she wasn't fazed about the press being on her back. I loved her songs so much.
"I used to find the instrumentals online and I would sing along to every one of them. She won't ever be forgotten."
Lloyd also lamented that, like Winehouse, an unfavourable caricature has been created of her when all she wants to do is make music.
On the criticism of 'Swagger Jagger', she said: "I think these opinions are not on the song but about me as a person. Because I was on a TV show, things get edited and I come across a lot different from real life... [but] it's amazing knowing that people like the single."
Lloyd and Winehouse are on course to top the UK singles and album charts respectively this Sunday.
The former X Factor contestant confessed today that she expects to lead a troubled life.
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