In which Demi Lovato almost gets peed on by a puppy.
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Once upon a time Demi Lovato was just another friend on Barney And Friends. But now, she's a multi-platinum artist, an LGBT activist, and an advocate for mental health. Also, she gifted the world with “Cool For The Summer” which is an achievement all on its own that should not be forgotten.
Demi's sixth studio album, Tell Me You Love Me was released late August, and to celebrate and talk about what this album means to her, she stopped by the BuzzFeed office to answer fan questions. In addition to fan questions, there were puppies, because everything is better with puppies. Here's what happened.
What song on your newest album do you think is the most personal?
Demi Lovato: I think the most personal song on this album is either “You Don’t Do It For Me Anymore” or “Ready For Ya.” I think “Ready For Ya” is a song that I wrote that explains a lot about a breakup that I went through.
DL: The hardest song to record was “Smoke & Mirrors” which is on the deluxe version of the album. It was a very emotional song that I wrote on, that basically reminded me of some very emotional times that I went through.
DL: I actually—you will have to wait and find out, because I recorded something recently that I think you will like.
What has been your favorite fan interaction or experience?
DL: I haven’t had a favorite fan experience because all of them are so special. I think anytime a fan tells me that I’ve saved their life is extremely meaningful and it just matters so much to me. It’s kind of unfathomable, so it really means a lot.
DL: This album is different from my other albums because it’s more soulful, and I think it’s the most mature out of all the albums that I’ve made. And I’ve done a lot of growing up personally and professionally so, I think that that’s the reason why.
How do you deal with a breakup?
DL: I deal with a break up by leaning on my closest friends, and by getting out into the dating scene again. I think that it’s important not to dwell on certain things and just to get back out there and have fun.
DL: I think I would love to act at some point. I’ve just been so focused with music right now that I haven’t had the chance to.
DL: I have considered making a Christmas album. Hopefully I’ll do that soon, you never know!
Social media can be really tough on a person mentally! Any tips on staying sane and confident in a world where every photo is Facetuned and photoshopped?
DL: I think that learning to love yourself is very important. And learning to love yourself in the skin that you're in is important. It can be difficult at times and of course the pressures are high, but I think that as long as you love yourself that’s all that matters.
DL: I think having a #1 single was definitely a career highlight, and also getting my Grammy nomination.
DL: I think I would love to direct at some point, but — maybe the next one, who knows.
You’re an inspiration to your fans and to other people who have gone through tough times. What does it mean to you to be able to inspire and change the lives of others through your fame?
DL: I think that it’s really important that you use your platform for good. And if I’ve been able to use my tough times and use them as — there’s puppies, I don’t know! There's puppies. I think that if I’m able to use the difficult times that I’ve been through as lessons for other people, then I think I’m happy to inspire others.
DL: I decided to name my album Tell Me You Love Me because it’s one of my favorite songs off of the album and it also is a very vulnerable and raw title.
DL: I’m not planning on getting more as of right now, but that’ll change i’m sure. My favorite tattoo is my lion on my hand.
Who’s the first person you call when you have good news?
DL: The first person I call is either my mom or my best friend Marissa. It’s definitely my mom actually, and then I call Marissa. But I tell them good news and they get so excited for me because they're so supportive and I love them so much.
DL: The funniest prank that I ever pulled on somebody was I pulled a prank on my security guard, and in Vegas it’s legal to hire a lady of the night to make surprise visits for somebody. So, I did that and i sent her to my security guard’s room, and told her to be very forceful and make herself enter the room. And she did just that, and he was very startled and i’m glad that he didn’t keep her.
You can download Demi’s new album Tell Me You Love Me now, and catch her documentary DEMI LOVATO: SIMPLY COMPLICATED when it premieres tomorrow on YouTube!
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