The screen and music icon became the target of angry tweets after asking “Who or what is Cher Lloyd?” on the social networking site.
The pint-sized rapper’s army of fans seemed unaware of Cher’s six decade career, Oscar and Golden Globe, and attacked the icon for being “less famous” than the Malvern teen because she has less Twitter followers.
Blogger Perez Hilton jumped to Cher’s defence, writing: “There is only one @Cher! And then there is @CherLloyd!”
The 64-year-old was so taken aback by the ferociousness of British teens that she eventually issued an apology.
She wrote: “Ok, got Cher Lloyd. Guess I live in a cave. No disrespect meant!”
Cher Lloyd, who is currently performing on the X Factor tour, made no comment on the whole matter.