10 Things That We Learned About Demi Lovato After Watching Demi Lovato: Simply Complicated

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Demi is human so it shouldn’t be surprising that, like many addicts, she relapsed after rehab: “I was either craving drugs or on drugs […] I went through about 20 different sober companions […] It’s embarrassing to look back at the person that I was.”

Demi Lovato may be just 25 years old but in that time she’s experienced a lot more than many do in a lifetime. She entered the limelight back in 2002 as a cast member of Barney & Friends and then catapulted into fame in 2008 as the star of Camp Rock.

It seemed as though Demi’s career had gotten off to a fairytale start. In mere years, she had become a successful actress and an international popstar. Demi was an overnight household name like her fellow Disney stars Miley Cyrus and Selena Gomez.

However, everything was not as perfect as it appeared. Demi struggled to handle the sudden rise to fame and soon turned to substance abuse and bulimia to cope with it. In 2010 she punched one of her backup dancers on tour and entered rehab.

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Payback is a bad bitch
And baby, I’m the baddest, I’m the baddest, I’m the baddest
Go

Now I’m out here looking like revenge
Feelin’ like a ten, the best I’ve ever been
And yeah, I know how bad it must hurt to see me like this
But it gets worse (wait a minute)
Now you’re out here looking like regret
Ain’t too proud to beg, second chance you’ll never get
And yeah, I know how bad it must hurt to see me like this
But it gets worse (wait a minute)

Now payback is a bad bitch
And baby, I’m the baddest
You fuckin’ with a savage
Can’t have this, can’t have this (ah)
And it’d be nice of me to take it easy on ya, but nah

Baby, I’m sorry (I’m not sorry)
Baby, I’m sorry (I’m not sorry)
Being so bad got me feelin’ so good
Showing you up like I knew that I would
Baby, I’m sorry (I’m not sorry)
Baby, I’m sorry (I’m not sorry)
Feeling inspired ’cause the tables have turned
Yeah, I’m on fire and I know that it burns

Baby, fineness is the way to kill
Tell me how it feel, bet it’s such a bitter pill
And yeah I know, you thought you had bigger and better things
Bet right now this stings (wait a minute)
‘Cause the grass is greener under me
Brightest technicolor, I can tell that you can see
And yeah I know, how bad it must hurt to see me like this
But it gets worse (wait a minute)

Now payback is a bad bitch
And baby, I’m the baddest
You fuckin’ with a savage
Can’t have this, can’t have this (ah)
And it’d be nice of me to take it easy on ya, but nah

Baby, I’m sorry (I’m not sorry)
Baby, I’m sorry (I’m not sorry)
Being so bad got me feelin’ so good
Showing you up like I knew that I would
Baby, I’m sorry (I’m not sorry)
Baby, I’m sorry (I’m not sorry)
Feeling inspired ’cause the tables have turned
Yeah, I’m on fire and I know that it burns

Talk that talk, baby
Better walk, better walk that walk, baby
If you talk, if you talk that talk, baby
Better walk, better walk that walk, baby
Oh yeah, talk that talk, baby
Better walk, better walk that walk, baby
If you talk, if you talk that talk, baby
Better walk, better walk that walk, baby

Baby, I’m sorry (I’m not sorry)
Baby, I’m sorry (I’m not sorry)
Being so bad got me feelin’ so good
Showing you up like I knew that I would
Baby, I’m sorry (I’m not sorry)
Baby, I’m sorry (I’m not sorry)
Feeling inspired ’cause the tables have turned
Yeah, I’m on fire and I know that it burns

Payback is a bad bitch
And baby, I’m the baddest, I’m the baddest, I’m the baddest

Writer(s): Sean Douglas, Trevor Brown, Warren “Oak” Felder, William Zaire Simmons, Demi Lovato
Lyrics powered by www.musixmatch.com

Thankfully, in 2017 things couldn’t be any more different. Demi is now sober and at the height of her career. Not only is Tell Me You Love Me her most critically-acclaimed album to date but ‘Sorry Not Sorry’ is her highest charting single in the US ever.

On top of that, Demi has just released a full-length YouTube documentary Demi Lovato: Simply Complicated.

We watched it and we’re excited to confirm that it is incredible. Demi has never been so candid and mature.

Below are just 10 of the things that we learned about Demi after watching her film.

We all know that Demi is an incredible singer. However, seeing her open Simply Complicated recording take after take of ‘You Don’t Do It for Me Anymore’ in pursuit of a flawless final cut, we understand exactly why Demi is the superstar that she is.

Demi has revealed before that her relationship with her birth father wasn’t easy. That being said, in Simply Complicated, Demi talks in depth about his abuse and how her stepfather is more of a real father figure to her. “Eddie [De La Garza] is my dad.”

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Demi is human so it shouldn’t be surprising that, like many addicts, she relapsed after rehab: “I was either craving drugs or on drugs […] I went through about 20 different sober companions […] It’s embarrassing to look back at the person that I was.”

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We couldn’t be more proud of Demi.

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It’s no secret that many children are subject to bullying from a young age. Unfortunately, Demi was one of them. Girls teased her at school for her size and even told her to kill herself. “I had no friends”. This led to Demi developing an eating disorder.

While Demi is healthier than she’s ever been and recovering, she is refreshingly candid about the fact that she still struggles with her body image everyday. “Food is still the biggest challenge in my life […] it’s something that I constantly think about.”

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That being said, even though Demi is still recovering from her eating disorder, she is more confident than ever before. “When I’m comfortable in my own skin, I feel confident. When I feel confident, I feel sexy. When I feel sexy, watch out.” An icon!

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Demi opens up about the fact that now that she’s single, she is dating both guys and girls. In her own words: “I am open to human connection. So, whether that’s through a male or a female, that doesn’t matter to me.” What an LGBTQIA+ legend!

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After ending a six-year relationship, Demi is enjoying singledom: “There’s like a certain stigma around a woman having casual sex and for me I just feel like it’s my body and it’s my choice. It’s exciting and it’s a connection with somebody and it’s fun”.

Alongside all of the moving confessions, Demi’s humour is front and centre in the film. A comedic queen.

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And those are just ten of the things that we learned. Demi also goes in deep about her split from Wilmer Valderrama, taking up Jiu-Jitsu and how music acted as her escape from bullying in school and beyond. It’s essential viewing not just for Lovatics.

In being so revealing about her substance abuse, family, eating disorder, bullying and so much more, Demi reminds any of us who’ve gone through similar things that we are not alone and that there is no shame in being honest about our experiences.

Demi is a true inspiration as both an artist and person. We love you Demi!

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Words: Sam Prance

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