Demi Lovato's politically charged single takes aim at Donald Trump

Brenda Watkins
October 17, 2020

Lovato responded to that backlash with, "You do understand as a celebrity, I have a right to political views as well?"

On the heels of her September release, "Still Have Me", the star is next slated to perform at the 2020 Billboard Music Awards on October 14.

The anti-Donald Trump song was nearly as polarizing as the president himself, and though the song charted at #1 on U.S. iTunes, Lovato received messages from listeners disavowing her and wishing her death.

In the music video, Lovato had a diverse group of people who lip synced or used sign language to perform lyrics.

Last night, Demi Lovato performed (and absolutely crushed) her new song "Commander in Chief" at the 2020 Billboard Music Awards-which, in case ya didn't notice-is fully about President Trump.

Lovato teamed up with Finneas O'Connell (aka Billie Eilish's brother) to record the politically-3charged song. "While you line your pockets deep Commander in Chief / How does it feel to still be able to breathe?" When she announced it, she encouraged others to vote.

Perhaps the most potent moment of her presentation came in the song's closing moments, as the word "Vote" suddenly flashed on the stage behind the "Cool for the Summer" star.

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Sources close to the situation told TMZ that NBC pulled Lovato's "Vote" message because the song itself was "a slam on Trump" and "a call to vote against him".

NBC is set to air a town hall with Trump on Thursday evening.

Throughout the track, Lovato does not hold back as she raises her voice about the country's leader.

She stated: "We have to turn up and vote because it's so important that our voices are heard". "I literally don't care if this ruins my career".

Demi Lovato has done it again, and this time, it is in the kind of a political anthem. "I made a piece of art that stands for something I believe in". And I'm putting it out even at the risk of losing fans.

She continued explaining that she, as "a queer, Hispanic woman", will not "silence (her) views/beliefs in order to please" fans.

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