Demi Lovato Defends Comments On Kesha’s Legal Battle: “I Didn’t Shade Taylor Swift”
UPDATE (2/23/16): Demi Lovato addressed her comments regarding Taylor Swift donating $250,000 to Kesha. First she apologized for her tone, saying that, while she can “get fired up about the things I believe in,” she admits that “unfortunately sometimes my passion gets the best of me and causes me to say things that I probably shouldn’t say.” She also said that “everyone has their own way of giving support to others, and at the end of the day, helping victims is all that matters.” Read her full statement at Instagram.
“Take something to Capitol Hill or actually speak out about something and then I’ll be impressed,” Demi Lovato said February 21 on Twitter.
This was on par with what she said the day before, asking for more “self-proclaimed feminists” to speak out in support of Kesha during her legal battle against Dr. Luke and his Sony imprint Kemosabe Records. But her timing, while pointed, didn’t work out in her favor: News just broke that Taylor Swift donated $250,000 to Kesha. Swifties thought Demi dissed Taylor with her comments, which had the Confident singer defending herself.
“The fact that Demi took the attention off the REAL issue which is Kesha and puts it on her and what seems to be a new ‘rivalry’ really shows her true character,” the Instagram user @proudofswift said.
“There’s no ‘rivalry,'” Demi responded. “I just give more fucks than other people and would rather start a dialogue ABOUT WOMEN COMING FORWARD ABOUT BEING RAPED than throw money at one person.
“I didn’t shade Taylor. If you take it that way than fine. I’m just tired of seeing women use ‘women empowerment’ and ‘feminism’ to further brands without actually being the ones that have the uncomfortable conversations. I get shade and I don’t give a fuck because someone has to be the one to take it. At least I’m getting my hands dirty. What’s your idea of a role model?”
See screencaps of Demi Lovato’s comments below.