R&B crooner Lloyd is finally making his comeback this year. Following the release of his compelling, introspective new song “TRU,” the singer/songwriter returned to the stage at Hot 107.9’s Birthday Bash in Atlanta this past weekend.
While his appearance was a welcomed surprise for the crowd, Lloyd had his own special guest in store for them. It was a reunion when he brought out Ashanti to join him on their 2004 duet single “Southside.”
Following their performance, Lloyd posted a personal message about his history with Ashanti and the love he has for her.
“Before I dropped my first single, I was selling weed to my schoolmates, had a warrant out for my arrest, and even ended up in jail,” wrote Lloyd. “Then I took a trip to New York City, and was blessed by an Angel. I didn’t know then that my whole life would change, but it has and in the most unbelievable way. She would come by the studio when I wrote my first songs and make me feel as if I was the greatest. I see now how much of a head start I was given by having one of the worlds most talented female singers/songwriters alongside me as an introduction. How I love her so.. @ashanti #family.”
He also thanked the station for always showing him love and support. “When I first released the song ‘TRU,’ the first person to give me AirPlay without any major label backing was Hurricane Dave and @hot1079atl in my hometown. I could not have put it together better if I had planned for it, and that’s why this night was so special. It showed me the value in being a good person, cherishing your friends, and in letting The higher powers do the rest. Thank you to my fans who were there to show me love and give me the strength to continue my quest for what’s TRU in this life.”
Check out their surprise performance below!