Demi Lovato blasted Taylor Swift for giving $250,000 to Kesha as a show of support, according to the Hollywood Life. What infuriated Lovato the most was that Swift chose to quietly donate money to Kesha instead of speaking out about the controversial ruling of the court.
Last Friday, a judge refused to free Kesha from her contract with the record producer she had accused of sexual assault. The judge ruled that Kesha must finish her contract and make six more albums with her producer Dr. Luke, whom she accused of drugging and raping her when she was 18.
After the ruling, Demi Lovato took to social media to support Kesha in a number of “women empowerment” tweets. After Lovato attacked Taylor Swift with a number of rather harsh comments, the latter remained calm as she stepped out in New York City the following day, as reported by the Daily Mail.
Swift was photographed heading to a photo studio in Soho on Monday. On Sunday, Demi Lovato apparently started the Lovato vs. Swift feud by writing in an Instagram comment that not everyone has $250,000 to just give to people.
“Would love to but I didn’t grow up with money and def haven’t made as much as her. At least I speak up about s**t that’s uncomfortable to talk about rather than trying to be politically correct 24/7.”
— Z100 New York (@Z100NewYork) February 22, 2016
Sources familiar with Kesha’s current situation told TMZ that the “Tik Tok” singer has run out of cash in the process of the long and expensive legal battle against Sony and her producer Dr. Luke. The source also revealed that Kesha is not working on any new tracks. However, Demi Lovato insisted in one of her Instagram comments that she is not starting a new feud with Swift.
“There’s no ‘rivalry’ I just give more f***s than other people and would rather start a dialogue ABOUT WOMEN COMING FORWARD ABOUT BEING RAPED than throw money at one person.”
Demi Lovato also wrote that she doesn’t give a “f***” as long as someone has to come out and start “the uncomfortable conversations.” The “Confident” singer also said that by doing so, she is getting her hands dirty.
— ELLE Magazine (US) (@ELLEmagazine) February 23, 2016
On Sunday, Demi Lovato tweeted a number of messages supporting Kesha to be freed from her contract with Sony. Such big celebrities as Lady Gaga, Lorde and Ariana Grande also expressed support for the singer.
Huffington Post described the tweets posted by Demi Lovato as an “essay” on female empowerment. In the tweets, the “Cool for the Summer” singer complained that many sexual abuse victims have yet to see justice.
One of Demi Lovato’s tweets reads, “Frustrating to see women come forward with their past only to be shot down, not believed & disrespected for their bravery in taking action.”
Frustrating to see women come forward with their past only to be shot down, not believed & disrespected for their bravery in taking action
— Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) February 21, 2016
On Friday last week, Demi Lovato made a guest appearance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, where she showed off her skills in impersonating the singing talents of Christina Aguilera and Fetty Wap, according to USA Today.
In the segment called “Wheel of Musical Impressions,” Demi Lovato took turns with the show’s host Jimmy Fallon to perform children’s songs as famous singers. The singers were randomly selected by the wheel.
While Fallon sang as Louis Armstrong and Dave Matthews, Demi Lovato performed “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” as Fetty Wap, and then impressed the audience with her Aguilera-style vocal skills, singing the SpongeBob Squarepants theme song.
Watch the full Wheel of Musical Impressions segment here.
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