Back in 2013, Demi Lovato made a visit to Kenya, and the American pop star returned with some friends recently, with YouTube documented the journey. “I came here on my 21st birthday because being sober, I wanted to do something meaningful on a day that otherwise would have been wasted,” Lovato explained. “There’s something really special about this place that stays with you after you’re long gone.”
“Recently I brought a group of my closest friends back to Kenya,” Demi added. “I love coming here because it’s a place that puts everything into perspective. It’s raw and real and it connects me to helping people in a really powerful way. I wanted to share this place with my closest friends because I wanted them to hopefully have the same life-changing experiences that I did.”
Watch highlights from Demi’s trip via YouTube below.
Demi Lovato recorded a version of her new single ‘Sorry Not Sorry’ live in the studio with a choir. The track is from the American pop singer’s sixth studio album ‘Tell Me You Love Me’, out now on Island Records. Watch it via YouTube below.
Demi Lovato is out with the music video to her new single ‘Cool For The Summer’, off the American pop singer’s upcoming fifth album on Hollywood Records. Watch the Hannah Lux Davis directed video via YouTube below.
Demi Lovato is out with a music video for her single ‘Really Don’t Care’, featuring Cher Lloyd. The footage is taken from the Pride parade in Los Angeles in June. The track is off the American pop singer’s fourth studio album ‘Demi’, out now on Hollywood Records. Watch the Ryan Pallotta directed clip via YouTube below.
Demi Lovato checked in with her Twitter followers (@ddlovato) on Tuesday (April 15), responding to some haters, including a Lana Del Rey fan and anonymous troll who called the singer and actress a “fatty”. Demi suggested to followers that they respond to negativity with positivity, writing:
Dear haters, you don’t have to like me cause I love you. Everyone’s equal, everyone has a soul and everyone deserves to be loved ??
Dear Lovatics, for every hater tweet – don’t respond with hate but love and positivity.. Try love instead of combat
Demi Lovato is out with behind the scenes footage from the shooting of her ‘Neon Lights’ music video, featuring commentary from makeup artist Jill Powell, though no words from Demi herself.
“The concept and treatment for the video was actually Demi’s idea,” Powell explained. “I was with her one day when she all of the sudden said, ‘I know what I want to do with my ‘Neon Lights’ video’, and started pulling up images and we were looking through them together and that’s when the excitement really started, so when we were on set today and doing the makeup, it was just so much fun. It’s kind of a club/party atmosphere. It was just really a cool vibe.”
Watch it via YouTube below.
Demi Lovato is out with the music video to her latest single ‘Neon Lights’, the third release off the American pop singer’s self-titled fourth studio album ‘Demi’, out now on Hollywood Records. The Ryan Pallotta directed video features plenty of neon.
Producer Ryan Tedder spoke with the UK’s Capital FM about the song and the vocals delivered by the singer and actress. “She came in and just ripped it,” Tedder said. “She in pop music has one of the biggest ranges, possibly the highest full voice singer I’ve ever worked with. She can belt full voice like three octaves above middle C, it’s just crazy, and with complete power and complete control. At the beginning she’s singing the lowest note she’s ever done and by the end she’s going as high as she’s ever gone.”
Watch it via YouTube below.
Demi Lovato reacted strongly on Twitter (@ddlovato) to the Lady Gaga performance at SXSW on Thursday night at Stubb’s BBQ, where the singer was vomited on by friend and “vomit painter” Millie Brown, who drank a bottle of neon green liquid before forcing herself to throw up on the Gaga while she played drums. Demi interpreted the stunt in poor taste in regards to eating disorders, writing on the micro blogging site:
Sad… As if we didn’t have enough people glamorizing eat disorders already. Bottom line, it’s not “cool” or “artsy” at all.
Would you let someone bring a needle and shoot up on you? Addiction is addiction.
It’s not “shade” and it’s not “hate”. But someone has to come forward and say it and I’ll take the heat for it.
@ladygaga you’re SO talented, if not one of the most talented in our industry PERIOD. Dope is INCREDIBLE.. but you don’t have to do that
So it’s cool if I do a speech about self-harm and then proceed to watch someone cut themselves on my stage? No. That doesn’t make it OKAY RT @kingsleyyy: @ddlovato Gaga herself struggled with an eating disorder. She gave a moving speech BEFORE her performance & I highly doubt her intention
Putting the word ART in it isn’t a free card to do whatever you want without consequences. RT @kingsleyyy: @ddlovato That wasn’t the POINT! The girl was an ARTIST
That’s an ignorant thing to say and you clearly don’t know anything about mental illnesses or addiction. RT @kingsleyyy: @ddlovato And you know comparing self-harm to this situation doesn’t even make sense. Accusing someone of “glamorizing” something they struggled with is WRONG.
Activists don’t shut up. If no one raises their voice, how are we supposed to be heard?
Watch the vomiting incident below.
Demi Lovato checked in with her Twitter followers (@ddlovato) earlier today, reacting to news that actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead in his New York apartment this morning of an apparent drug overdose, leaving behind a son and two daughters, with his partner, costume designer Mimi O’Donnell. Hoffman was 46. Demi, who has battled substance abuse herself, writes:
I wish more people would lose the stigma and treat addiction as the deadly and serious DISEASE that it is. Drugs are not something to glamorize in pop music or film to portray as harmless recreational fun. It’s not cute, “cool” or admire able. It’s very rare when people can actually predict their addiction and even then, you never know when too much is going to take their life or take a bad batch of whatever it is their using. It’s time people start really taking action on changing what we’re actually singing/rapping about these days because you never know if you could be glamorizing a certain drug to a first time user or alcoholic who could possibly end up dead because they end up suffering from the same deadly disease so many have already died from. This stuff is not something to mess with. Why risk it? Addiction IS a disease. Please spread the word so we can take the taboo out of discussing this illness and raising awareness to people of all ages. RIP Philip Seymour Hoffman.. An INCREDIBLE artist who lost his life to this horrible disease.. May you rest peacefully and in complete serenity now that your pain is gone. God Bless..
Demi also fired back at a Twitter critic of her words, writing:
If ONLY it were that simple. You clearly have never lost anyone to drugs or alcohol and OBVIOUSLY are not educated enough to fully understand the seriousness of this MENTAL ILLNESS. RT @M_Franchello89: @ddlovato then you’re a fu**ing idiot and you deserve what ever happens to you.
Demi Lovato is out with a new commercial for 1-day Acuvue Moist contact lenses, where the singer and actress talks about choosing contacts over eyeglasses.
“I always dreamed that one day I’d inspire others with my music, but I never felt like myself in glasses,” Demi says to begin the commercial. “With 1-day Acuvue Moist brand contact lenses, I get a fresh new pair everyday. They help give me the confidence to look and perform my best so I can go after my dreams. Not one day, but today.”
Watch the ad via YouTube below.