Still hissing and scratching. Demi Lovato slammed Taylor Swift (once more!) in a new interview with Glamour magazine. The “Body Say” singer, 24, spoke about the fellow pop star, 26, while discussing feminism. Find out what she said in the video above, and detailed below.
“And you’ve said before, in regard to Taylor Swift, ‘Don’t brand yourself a feminist if you don’t do the work.’ How do you see yourself doing the work?” Glamour’s Emily Mahaney asked.
“Just speaking out,” Lovato replied. “I’m not afraid to talk about the fact that women get paid less than men in the United States and how unfair that is. Talking about it at all is doing the work. And I think every woman does her part in some way. But I think in certain situations, certain people could be doing more if they’re going to claim that as part of their brand. 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.”
As previously reported, the former Disney star bashed Swift in February for donating $250,000 to Kesha during her sexual assault case against music producer Dr. Luke instead of taking “something to Capitol Hill.” More recently, Lovato even liked a tweet that read “I love Kim Kardashian” amid the reality star’s feud with Swift.
Lovato bared her true feelings about Swift again when Glamour brought up her famous girl squad. “It’s not realistic,” Lovato told the mag. “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 and the “Wildest Dreams” singer used to be on friendlier terms. The two are both best friends with Selena Gomez and have a common ex — Joe Jonas.)
Swift reportedly wrote the 2015 “Bad Blood” about former pal Perry, 31. (Perry dated John Mayer on and off for two years after his brief fling with Swift in 2009.) Last year, however, she told GQ that the song “doesn’t point to any one person.”
Lovato was just as open about other famous celebs. She spoke about coheadlining the Future Now tour with Nick Jonas and her recent split from Wilmer Valderrama. The exes announced in June that they decided to part ways after six years of dating.
“I think it’s healthy to be able to start over with someone else,” Lovato explained. “Being sick was always a part of my relationship with him; I always had something wrong with me. I needed to let go of that. It was hard to depart from somebody who saw everything, but it may be nice to start fresh with somebody. Because that person I was when I was a lot younger is not who I am today.”
Lovato didn’t stay single for long. In July, Us exclusively revealed that she’s hooking up with UFC fighter Luke Rockhold.