Demi Lovato’s exit announcement stuns fans

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24-year-old Lovato

24-year-old Lovato

Demi Lovato’s 38.8 million Twitter followers were stunned early this week when she posted, “So excited for 2017. Taking a break from music and the spotlight… I am not meant for this business and the media.”

Although the singer-songwriter had been saying she was not cut for the entertainment industry, fans of the 24-year-old brushed aside her lamentations as she continued releasing songs and accepting stints on TV, like the X Factor.

It’s serious and final this time though.

On October 2, she posted a series of messages on Twitter while in Rome.


“I love going to other countries and spending all my time in the hotel rooms. #sofun.”

“If the paparazzi wasn’t so f*ck*ng annoying I’d get out and do sh*t but they’re the worst. #f*ckpaps”

“Why can’t they have forensic files in Rome?! (sad emoji)”

On October 4, the tone was different, and the fonts were bigger.

“I get asked questions. I answer them. Sue me.”

“Also don’t forget that words can be taken out of context when doing interviews… still not apologizing for saying what everyone want to say.”

“I don’t understand why people care so much about what I say in interviews? Do y’all watch the news? Don’t y’all got sh*t to worry about?”

On her Twitter account @ddlovato, her post on July 15 about her “Body Say” single on Apple Music is now on top, being a pinned tweet.

Lovato’s announcement to leave show business is regarded as a result of her interview in the November issue of Glamour magazine where she took a dig again at Taylor Swift.

“To be honest, and this will probably get me in trouble, I don’t see anybody in any sort of squad that has a normal body … It’s kind of this false image of what people should look like. And what they should be like, and it’s not real . . . it’s not realistic. And I think that having a song and a video about tearing Katy Perry down, that’s not women’s empowerment. We all do things that aren’t, but I have to ask myself, ‘Am I content with calling myself a feminist?’ Yes, because I speak out.”

Lovato was alluding to Swift when the latter paraded her squad composed of Selena Gomez, Cara Delevinge, Lily Aldridge et. al and made a big show of her dedication to feminism and female friendship during her 1989 tour last summer. The self-proclaimed feminist also earned backlash when she released a music video “Bad Blood” about her longstanding feud with Katy Perry.

AFP

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