The singer calls out the party lifestyle in Cosmo
Pop singer and actress Demi Lovato has criticized the epitome of rock and roll: partying and drugs. In a recent interview with Cosmopolitan, the 20 year old speaks out against the lifestyle that has defined rock and roll since its inception.
“When I look at someone who’s out there partying excessively or rappers rapping about doing drugs, who people look up to, and think, Oh that’s a G; that’s a gangster. I think, You’re actually being a giant pussy,” she declares. “Sorry, but those rockers in the ’80s were the furthest thing from rock stars. They were so insecure and so lonely that they had to do these things to get them through the day.
“If you’re spending your entire early 20s chasing the next party, what are you running away from? That’s not a badass. What’s a badass is when you can sit through your problems and feel emotions when you don’t want to have them. There have been nights where I’ve had to sit on my hands, because I want to act out, because I physically can’t sit still in the pain I’m dealing with, from looking back and being bullied or other things that happened. And now, as hard as it may be, I will do that. That’s what makes me a badass. Being a badass is handling your shit.”
Lovato has spoken out in recent years about her problem with bulimia and cutting. She has blamed that on being bullied. She claims that “with the obstacles I’ve overcome, I can help people.”
You can read Lovato’s full cover story in the August edition of Cosmopolitan in stores everywhere.
Author: Buddy Iahn
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