Willa Ford is clarifying the comments she made about 9/11 and her music career, which led people to believe she blamed the tragic terrorist attack for her lack of success in the music industry.
The “I Wanna Be Bad” singer said that her second single was released on 9/11 and “everything that happened that day froze.”
“My second single didn’t do well because anything that launched that day kind of got canned,” she added in an interview with Billboard.
Willa spoke to People to clarify the comments after they went viral.
“In a recent interview with Billboard, I made a comment about the release of a single by my record label on September 11, 2001, where I stated ‘Everything that happened that day froze; the world stood still as it should have.’ During the past day, other news outlets have taken the liberty to say that I somehow blamed 9/11 for my song not taking off … this could not be further from the truth,” Willa said.
“It was meant to be an inspirational piece about how the universe sent me in a new and different direction, one that has led me to success and joy in other areas of my personal and professional life,” she added.