“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 gangsta.’ I think, ‘You’re actually being a giant p*ssy.’”
“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,” she said.
Although she didn’t mention names, she also took a shot at the non-stop celebrity partiers. Could that be Lindsay Lohan, Paris Hilton and the like?
Demi Lovato Opens Up to Cosmo
“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,” she said.
Lovato should know. She’s ridden a roller coaster of mental issues going back to her days as a seven-year-old child star on “Barney & Friends.”
“Even before Barney, I was suicidal. I was seven. With Barney, I guess subliminally, I did have a relationship with this figure that was saving my life in a way,” she told the magazine.
Who knew kid’s television could be so tough?
Lovato, of course, infamously melted down in October 2010 after she got into an altercation with a backup dancer while on tour with the Jonas Brothers band in South America. She punched out the dancer and left the tour shortly after for a stint in rehab.
She came out determined to confront her demons and go public as a cautionary tale for other teens. “Being a badass is handling your sh*t,” she says.
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