Demi Lovato: “If You Just Want to be Famous, Make a Sex Tape”
Demi Lovato opens up to The Guardian about the trouble with fame and more in a new interview. The “X Factor” judge is asked what she would tell her hypothetical 15-year-old daughter if she said she wanted to be famous.
“When people say, ‘I want to be famous – I want to be a star,’ you have to ask: ‘What are your intentions? If you just want to be famous, make a sex tape,'” replies Lovato. She continues, “So what I’d say is, if you’re doing it because you want to be a respected actress or musician, follow your dream. If you just want paparazzi following you, rethink what’s going on in your little head. It’s crazy how people confuse the two nowadays.”
Lovato admits to being “completely jealous” of Daft Punk, the music duo who famously conceal their identities with helmets. She also jokes about the crush she had on the guy who played Barney the Dinosaur when she was on his kids’ show as a little girl.
“If Barney was fake – and I’m not confirming or denying that, and I’m not suggesting that I may have had to sign a confidentiality agreement saying I’d never say he wasn’t real – I would imagine him to be very attractive,” says Lovato, adding, “Because he’d have to be a muscular guy to carry that suit.” “And he’d happen to also have a really good-looking face. And he may or may not have been my crush when I was growing up working on that show. That’s if Barney was fake,” she explains.
On a more serious note, Lovato discusses the intervention that prompted her rehab treatment back in 2010. “That wasn’t the only time it had ever happened,” she tells the newspaper. “I was just really good at manipulating the people around me, telling them I was fine. And then I’d get help in a different way. The first few ones were a little surprising, but the final one was … expected. And I had no other choice.”
She adds, “There’s a secret relief where you just feel like: ‘OK, time for somebody else to be taking the reins of my life for me.'” The future now is bright. Lovato says, “I feel like getting older is a privilege, and I’m thankful to have every single day.”