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Everyone Thought Demi Lovato Was Shading Taylor Swift During Her Performance At The VMAs, But She Was Living Her Best Life

At Monday’s MTV Video Music Awards on August 6, singer and actor Demi Lovato was nowhere to be seen on the red carpet. The singer was up for Best Dance Video for her work with Clean Bandit in “Solo” but lost to The Chainsmokers featuring Bebe Rexha for “Call You Mine.” According to reports, Demi’s absence sparked rumors that she missed the MTV VMA’s because of a feud with Taylor Swift. 

Of course, that rumor was far from the truth which turns out is actually way better.

In fact, Lovato wasn’t in attendance because she was busy filming another project. 

As she revealed yesterday via Instagram yesterday, she’ll be joining the upcoming third and final season of “Will & Grace.” So while people were making up rumors about her absence from the VMA’s saying it was because of drama with Taylor Swift, Lovato was busy filming her three-episode guest arc. 

But first thing’s first, can we stop pinning women against each other? It’s such a tired and poor excuse. Plus, do people ever stop to think about how the rumors they start online or the comments they make will affect someone’s mental health? Even if the people we’re talking about here are celebrities. At the end of the day, they’re people, too. 

Further, the former Disney star has always been open with her fans and the public about her struggles with sobriety, self-love, and mental health.

 So why would people continue to speak this way of her just to stir up some controversy?

According to HelloGiggles, the rumors began when Lovato posted an Instagram Story about skipping the MTV VMA’s ceremony right after Taylor Swift had won the night’s Video of the Year Award. She took to Instagram to write, “I skipped the VMA’s for a REASON. Well, that and I just hate awards shows.” 

Whatever her reason may have been, it’s her business and part of her private life, so fans and the public alike shouldn’t be quick to make assumptions about it. Plus, we’re sure she has her reasons for hating awards shows too. We can’t even imagine the scrutiny and pressure she must go through every time. 

After that post, Swift fans quickly were led to believe that she was being shady toward Taylor. 

But that wasn’t the case and while Lovato may not have explicitly addressed what Swift fans were theorizing, she still wrote in an Instagram Story according to HelloGiggles, “Okay I can’t tell you guys what I’m doing (you’ll find out super soon tho) but it’s making me SO HAPPY. I’m having SO MUCH FUN and I can’t stop laughing. Now go come up with crazy-ass theories as to what it might be!!!” 

While Taylor and Demi’s relationship has been rocky in the past, the former Disney star wasn’t being shady and ended up actually addressing Swift’s fans. 

(Photo Credit: Screenshot of Demi Lovato’s Instagram Stories)

That was when she announced she was “literally living my dream” because she would be a guest star on “Will & Grace.” Enough of the drama, we can’t wait to see Demi Lovato get back to her acting roots on the third and final season of “Will & Grace.”  According to a spokesperson for NBC, Lovato will guest star as a character named Jenny, “a guarded girl who comes into the life of Will (played by Eric McCormack), in three episodes of the sitcom in 2020.” 

Since Lovato’s announcement, a couple of her soon-to-be costars have shared their excitement over her joining the team. 

According to NBC News, Debra Messing, who plays Grace, commented on Lovato’s post and said, “DEMIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII!!!!!!!! You are so sweet. I am so happy you came to play with us! You are now officially part of the family.” McCormack and Sean Hayes, who plays Hack, also shared their own photos with Lovato on set, expressing their excitement over the news. 

Lovato will appear in three episodes sometime in 2020, during the third season of the show. NBC announced that the upcoming season of the “Will & Grace” revival will be the last and consist of 18 episodes. The specific premiere date will be announced later. 

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Despite the rumors that began to rise due to Lovato’s absence from the MTV VMA’s that she was throwing shade at Taylor Swift, the singer isn’t paying attention to the negativity and instead of focusing on the positive aspects of her career. Her return to acting should be a joyous and exciting time to get back into how she started her career in the industry. 

We’re excited to see what Demi Lovato’s character in “Will & Grace” will get into for its final season. 

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Demi Lovato Gasses Up Her Teen Self In Her Latest Music Video ‘OK Not to Be OK’

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Demi Lovato Gasses Up Her Teen Self In Her Latest Music Video ‘OK Not to Be OK’

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Demi Lovato is hardly a stranger to opening up about the things that have plagued her. The “Sorry Not Sorry” singer has long used her voice and platform to shed light on the issues that so many young girls struggle with. Namely body image. Like many young girls across the country (who are reportedly more likely to suffer from the pressures of our society’s pressure to obtain the “ideal body”) Demi Lovato has been open about her years struggling with eating disorders. Moreover, in recent years Lovato has positioned herself as an advocate for young girls suffering from similar issues.

In a recent music video, Lovato is opening up about her pain by doing so with a girl she can relate to on a completely different level: her younger self.

Lovato’s newest song comes with a heartwrenching and brilliant collab with Marshmello.

In her latest video, Lovato finds herself transported to her childhood bedroom, waking up in her old bed. When she looks in the mirror, she finds herself staring straight into the face of her younger self (a la Camp Rock). Marshmello also wakes up in his own childhood room, and the two artists end up settling with their past demons throughout the rest of the video. 

The lyrics of the song detail the process of coming to terms with dark emotions and mental health struggles. “Don’t get lost in the moment, or give up when you’re closest,” Lovato sings in the new music video. “All you need is somebody to say, it’s OK not to be OK.”

Throughout the video, the teenage and adult versions of Lovato and Marshmellow rage in their bedrooms in the video before ultimately finding a balance. The video concludes with both versions of Demi holding hands and meeting up with the teenage and adult versions of Marshmello while dancing down a street.

“I think it’s just such an important subject,” Marshmello said about the song’s release on World Suicide Prevention Day. “I think a lot of people, about negative feelings and negative thoughts that are affecting them are kind of scared to bring it up, scared to talk about it. When in reality, they’re scared because maybe the person won’t relate or the person won’t understand, when in reality most of time the person that you could bring it up to, will most likely has felt like this or will understand or can relate as well. So I think it’s very important to talk about it.”

Check out the music video below!

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Keke Palmer Made History By Becoming The First Black VMAs Host In 33-Years

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Keke Palmer Made History By Becoming The First Black VMAs Host In 33-Years

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Since her appearance at Black Lives Matter protests, just about everyone knows that Keke Palmer is a whole mood. She’s proving to be a history maker too.

Over the weekend, the 26-year-old actress became the first Black woman to host the VMAs in thirty-three years. For her appearance, she paid tribute to Black people, the movement, and Chadwick Boseman.

All while stunning in vintage Versace.

During her hosting duties, Palmer kicked off the show with her most powerful Black Lives Matter message yet.

Dressed in a feather-fringed art deco gown Palmer took to the digital stage with an impassioned speech about the power of music to make cultural change. “This is incredible. I can’t believe MTV asked me to host. I don’t know if I was their first choice or the only one brave enough to do it during COVID,” Palmer joked. “Either way, I got the job!”

“As rough as it’s been, there have been incredible moments of inspiration that have given my generation hope,” she went onto continue. “We’ve seen heroes going above and beyond, whether they drive a delivery truck, work at a grocery store, or serve on the front lines in a hospital. And with the Black Lives Matter movement, we’ve seen our generation step up, take to the streets, and make sure our voices will be heard. Enough is enough!”

Speaking about the recent police shooting of Jacob Blake, Palmer said his murder was “yet another devastating reminder that we can’t stop.”

“We can never tolerate police brutality. Or any injustice. We must continue the fight to end systemic racism,” Palmer explained saying that it is “time to be the change we want to see.”

“Music has that power. Music can help us heal,” she went onto share. “It’s all love, and that’s what tonight is about.”

Before officially kicking off the show, Palmer dedicated the show to the memory of Chadwick Boseman.

“Before we get into the music tonight, we need to talk about the devastating loss of Chadwick Boseman, an actor whose talent and passion is a true inspiration to all the fans he touched and everyone he encountered,” Palmer said. “We dedicate tonight’s show to a man whose spirit touched so many. He is a true hero. Not just onscreen but in everything he did. His impact lives forever.”

Over the weekend, Palmer became the first woman of color to host the show since 1986. Back then -MTV VJ Downtown Julie Brown co-hosted the show.

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