Demi Lovato: I Should Win MTV VMA Over 5SOS “Because I’m An American” (VIDEO)
Demi Lovato is making a patriotic plea for MTV Video Music Awards votes.
All week the singer has been in a tight race with 5 Seconds of Summer for Best Lyric Video, an award in which fans cast their ballots using hashtags on Twitter and Instagram.
In a vine shared by MTV on Friday afternoon, Lovato makes a new case for why she deserves to win.
“Hey guys, it’s me Demi. #VoteDemiLovato because I’m an American,” says the former “X Factor” judge.
She’s kidding. We think.
5 Seconds of the Summer, however, is from Australia, and the war between the act’s respective fan bases has been downright nasty at times, with a death-related hashtag trending at one point.
Lovato tweeted in response, “Wishing death upon anyone is NEVER a joke.. please stop spreading that horrible TT. Now with that being said.. #VoteDemiLovato.”
She also urged her Lovatics to help her win with “with class — no fighting!”
It may be working.
As of right now, Lovato’s 47,774,032 votes leads 5 Seconds of Summer’s 47, 623,698 — and it increases every few minutes.
5SOS has been encouraging its own supporters, too, tweeting earlier Friday, “Doesn’t matter if we even win anything fam, you guys have freakin destroyed at voting, you are incredible, seriously incredible.”
Check out Lovato’s video below, and tell us what think you.