Demi Lovato talks Miley Cyrus’ “shock value”
In an interview with Katie Couric on Tuesday, Lovato opened up about the ‘Wrecking Ball’ singer’s bad-girl behaviour.
"A lot of artists take that route of shock value and that's totally fine and that's great, but I think that she has such an incredible voice that's overshadowed by some of the things that she's doing," she said.
"It's her journey. She's having fun; she's being who she is. But everyone is on their different journeys right now and she's doing that and she's having fun and power to her," the 21-year-old added.
The ‘Neon Lights’ singer met Miley on the set of ‘Hannah Montana’ six years ago, and while both have followed different paths, Lovato still relates to the stigma that comes with growing up as a Disney child.
"I think that the world kind of needs to get over the fact that she was Hannah Montana when she was like 16 or whatever,” she insisted.
"Same thing with me, but I guess my transition was a little different because I went straight to rehab, but—I didn't twerk, I just went to rehab.
While the singer confesses everything “is so awesome” in her life right now, she still believes America needs to cut them all some slack.
"We're adults now…I'm 21 and I'm nowhere near the same person that I was when I was 15…So go a little easy on us America," she urged.
Demi is currently preparing for her upcoming ‘Neon Lights World Tour’ and has just released her first book titled ‘Staying Strong’ – a self-help book that provides advice and “morning meditations” to readers.
"It's like all these things are coming together and it's incredible when you actually put positive energy out there,” she gushed.
— Paige Ahearn