Willa Ford Clarifies Recent 9/11 Comment

The "I Wanna Be Bad" singer wants to make something clear—she does not blame 9/11 for her stalled career success, despite her previous comments.

In an interview with People, Willa Ford addressed the issue, stating that it "could not be further from the truth."

Ford, 36, explained, "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."

She continued, "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."

As Nicki Swift previously reported, Ford told Billboard that her second single "Did Ya Understand That" was released on Sept. 11, 2001, seemingly implying that the terrorist attack influenced her record sales and thereby her music career. "It was the perfect storm. A lot of people don't realize this, but my second single was released on Sept. 11, 2001. Everything that happened that day froze; the world stood still, as it should have," she said. "My second single didn't do well because anything that launched that day kind of got canned."

But Ford also noted that 9/11 wasn't all to blame. She explained that the record label she was signed to was soon bought out by another company and the president of her record company soon left the business, leaving her "in no man's land."

However, it seems that everything's since worked out for the best. Ford has a brand new career as an interior designer and became a mom to son Elijah Everett Mandel, whom she shares with husband Ryan Nece.