British pop star Cher Lloyd has assured fans her debut album "isn't missing a spark" after her duet with Will.I.AM was scrapped from the finished product.
The singer's highly anticipated collaboration with the Black Eyed Peas star has been scrapped from Sticks + Stones amid rumours of a feud between will.i.am and Lloyd's label boss Simon Cowell.
Promoting the album in Manchester, England on Monday (07Nov11), Lloyd remained coy about the controversy, insisting she has no clue why the track didn't make the cut.
She told fans at an autograph signing, "You know as much as I know. But the album isn't missing a spark without it.
"Me and my team created this album for one purpose and that is for people to be able to listen to the whole thing without skipping a track. I've done it myself with albums in the past - there has only been one song I've enjoyed on an album I've been listening to. With mine, my aim was to make every song as strong as the one before it."
will.i.am reportedly demanded the duet be dropped after Cowell fired the rapper's pal Cheryl Cole from the U.S. version of The X Factor.