Demi Lovato Defends Her Twitter Rants: “Maybe Part Of My Bipolar Disorder”
Demi Lovato defended her outspoken nature in a series of tweets early Thursday morning, going on a Twitter rant that she partially blamed on being bipolar.
It’s not clear what sparked Lovato’s rant, but the messages came one day after she seemingly shaded Nicki Minaj on social media, and after the release of her Latina magazine cover story, in which she called boyfriend Wilmer Valderrama more “passionate” than her previous white boyfriends. While the singer has since denied that she was intending to shade Minaj, she was clearly very angry at certain things being sent to her online in the aftermath.
“Sometimes there’s more to the story,” Lovato began. “Sometimes there’s more sh*t going on than you see. Maybe you DON’T know every aspect of my life so maybe you shouldn’t assume you know.”
She went on, “Maybe I’m tired of sharing my story with the world. Maybe my midnight rants are a part of my bipolar disorder. Can’t change being crazy.. But you can press unfollow. Or maybe I rant online because people assume they know things and their entitlement to know makes me feel obligated to defend myself.”
The former child star went on to write to her critics, “Imagine the love of ur life/biggest crush finding out u spend time on the internet commenting negative shit about celebrities.. Embarrassed? Imagine your grandparents finding out you spend your free time being an internet troll to celebrities you don’t even know. Or imagine telling your future children how you spent more time cyber bullying strangers than you did building a better future for them.”
“At least I’m honest,” Lovato added. “I’d rather annoy people with my honesty and loud opinions than stay silent and be fake as f*ck. #lasttweetofthenight #goingtosleep.”