Demi Lovato clarifies Taylor Swift comments, says: ‘I tend to get fired up’

Singer has explained her #FreeKesha tweets and shows continued support for her on Instagram

Demi Lovato has clarified comments she made following Kesha’s legal battle with producer, Dr Luke.

As previously reported, Kesha has accused Dr Luke of drugging and raping her a decade ago. On Friday (February 19), she was denied an exit from her recording contract with the producer by the New York Supreme Court.

Following the controversial decision, the likes of Lorde, Lady Gaga, Grimes, Lily Allen and Ariana Grande have offered their support. Taylor Swift even donated £175,000 to help Kesha’s legal battle.

During a series of tweets using the #FreeKesha hashtag, Lovato wrote: “Take something to Capitol Hill or actually speak out about something and then I’ll be impressed.”

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Swift’s fans instantly saw this as a dig at the star, with Lovato later explaining that she wasn’t throwing shade at the ‘Blank Space’ singer.

She has since taken to Instagram to clarify her tweets once again, bringing the conversation back round to her support of Kesha.

Lovato wrote: “As most people know, I tend to get fired up about the things I believe in, and although my heart and intentions are always in the right place, unfortunately sometimes my passion gets the best of me and causes me to say things that I probably shouldn’t say. And when doing so it takes away from the real reason I am speaking up in the first place.

“Our focus should be on the topic of victims of sexual and physical abuse being afraid to come forward with their stories. They’re more likely to face retaliation and harassment than to see justice being served. Especially women. It baffles me that when it comes to serious issues like equality and abuse, too often women are not taken as seriously as men. All I want to see is women coming together and actually making a difference. A real change and shift in society.”

As most people know, I tend to get fired up about the things I believe in, and although my heart and intentions are always in the right place, unfortunately sometimes my passion gets the best of me and causes me to say things that I probably shouldn’t say. And when doing so it takes away from the real reason I am speaking up in the first place. Our focus should be on the topic of victims of sexual and physical abuse being afraid to come forward with their stories. They’re more likely to face retaliation and harassment than to see justice being served. Especially women. It baffles me that when it comes to serious issues like equality and abuse, too often women are not taken as seriously as men. All I want to see is women coming together and actually making a difference. A real change and shift in society. Everyone has their own way of giving support to others , and at the end of the day, helping victims is all that matters. Ultimately, the message I want people to hear is it’s okay to come forward with your abuse and if you do decide to take action, you are not alone.

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Lovato concluded: “Everyone has their own way of giving support to others , and at the end of the day, helping victims is all that matters. Ultimately, the message I want people to hear is it’s okay to come forward with your abuse and if you do decide to take action, you are not alone.”

Kesha herself has since broken her silence on the support she’s received since her court case, posting a selfie on Instagram, along with the caption: “I am beyond words in gratitude. thank you is not enough but it is all I have. a million times over and forever thank you. the support I have received has left my face swollen from tears. I love you all so much.”

She also promised that a longer statement will be released soon.