Demi Lovato Really Wants People To Respect Her As An Artist

Demi Lovato sincerely hopes that people start respecting her as artist.

Thanks to her stint in rehab, the former Disney darling has spent a fair amount of time making headlines for all of the wrong reasons. Although she’s made steps to things back on a positive track, Lovato keeps finding stories about herself in the tabloids.

The singer and actress recently sat down for an interview with the folks at Entertainment Weekly. During her chat with the publication, Demi Lovato said she hopes people start taking her career a bit more seriously. In fact, she wouldn’t mind if people thought of her in the same vein as singer-songwriter Taylor Swift.

“I don’t really care because those things don’t apply to my life at all. A good example of that is Taylor Swift. We’ve had conversations about this where I’m like, ‘I have so much respect for you as an artist because you don’t have to write about that stuff,’” Lovato recently explained to the magazine.

She continued, “She’s like, ‘Well, I don’t go out.’ I don’t go out to clubs and I don’t party and to me, it says more when you don’t have to do things for shock value. You’re more respected as an artist. And that’s what I want to be, I want to be respected as an artist and not a tabloid headline.”

When asked what she wants to do with her career going forward, Demi Lovato said she currently has a few things in mind. At some point down the road, the singer revealed that she wouldn’t mind becoming a prosecuting attorney. Of course, she’d have to rearrange quite a few things on her busy schedule.

Lovato explained:

” I told my management I was going to law school, and they said, ‘When?’ I was like, ‘Maybe when I have a baby and things slow down.’ They’re like, ‘That doesn’t make any sense!” I want to be a director, and I want to pass bills in Congress about bullying. I really, really want to have my own talk show one day — be the next Oprah. I really do want to save the world. I know that’s kind of impossible, but I’m striving for it.”

Fans of the former Sonny with a Chance star just released a tell-all about her life. Staying Strong: 365 Days a Year hit bookstores on November 19.

Do you think people respect Demi Lovato as an artist?