Demi Lovato speaks at rally for Hillary Clinton’s presidential bid

Lovato also performed for Clinton's crowd in Iowa City

Demi Lovato appeared on stage with Hillary Clinton at the University of Iowa yesterday (January 21), performing her track ‘Confident’ in honour of the Democratic presidential candidate, and offering her support.

The singer appeared in front of an audience of 1,600, and used the opportunity to plug (and perform) her single ‘Confident’. Lovato told the assembled crowd that she’s supporting Clinton because:

“I don’t think there’s a woman more confident than Hillary Clinton. Her beliefs, her strength and the fact that she completely embodies the concept of women empowerment.”

Clinton responded that Lovato has been “an extraordinary example for so many in the way that you have talked about issues that people find sometimes hard to talk about.” Lovato has a history of talking about eating disorders, in particular.

Watch a clip of the pair on stage together at the University of Iowa, below, via the Daily Mail:

Lovato also tweeted about the event before going on stage. She later added ‘I’m with her’:

Kanye West and Elton John are also Clinton supporters, with Kanye having backed her candidate in October of last year, with his financial donations said to be “amongst the biggest” to her campaign.

Clinton is aiming to be the Democrats’ candidate for the 2016 US election, with his main rival for the role Bernie Sanders, who is being backed by rapper Killer Mike and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, amongst others. West, meanwhile, aims to run for office himself in 2020.

Hillary Clinton has previously said that she “would not rule out” Kanye West becoming her Vice President.
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