Demi Lovato Rips Taylor Swift: Not “Impressed” With $250,000 Donation To Kesha
Demi Lovato ripped Taylor Swift shortly after it was announced the “Bad Blood” singer had donated $250,000 to Kesha, who was denied Friday on her motion to be released from her contract with Dr. Luke, whom she accused of sexually assaulting her. Moments after Swift’s rep confirmed to Gossip Cop that Swift “donated $250,000 to Kesha to help with any of her financial needs during this trying time,” Lovato tweeted, “Take something to Capitol Hill or actually speak out about something and then I’ll be impressed.”
Lovato slammed Swift for merely giving financial aid and not previously voicing her support for Kesha when many other musicians did. As Gossip Cop reported, earlier on Sunday Lovato sent off a series of tweets about “women empowerment,” which some interpreted as a dig at Swift for not speaking out, at that point, in support of Kesha.
The “Really Don’t Care” singer first tweeted that she was “ready for self-proclaimed feminists to start speaking out or taking action for women’s rights.” That was followed by a message that read, “Women empowerment is speaking up for other women even when it’s something uncomfortable to speak up about.” “Women empowerment is using your voice to help the voiceless women be heard,” continued Lovato, before adding, “Women empowerment is leading other women to make actual changes in our society.”
Lovato’s latest tweet that she’s not “impressed” by Swift simply writing a check led to “Demi and Taylor” to trend on Twitter. While Lovato did not comment more on Twitter about her oblique reference to Swift, she got into a back and forth with a Swift fan on Instagram. The singer wrote, “Not everyone has 250k to just give to people. Would love to but I didn’t grow up with money and def haven’t made as much as her. At least I speak up about s**t that’s uncomfortable to talk about rather than trying to be politically correct 24/7.”
But that wasn’t all. Lovato claimed there’s no “rivalry” with Swift, but explained, “I just give more f**ks than other people and would rather start a dialogue ABOUT WOMEN COMING FORWARD ABOUT BEING RAPED than throw money at one person.” She continued, “I didn’t shade Taylor. If you take it that way than fine. I’m just tired of seeing women use ‘women empowerment’ and ‘feminism’ to further brands without actually being the ones that have the uncomfortable conversations. I get shade and I don’t give a f**k because someone has to be the one to take it. At least I’m getting my hands dirty.
Swift, for her part, has made no mention on social media of her generosity or Lovato’s tweets or remarks on Instagram. Gossip Cop will update as soon as more information emerges.