This did not sit well with Lovato, who was immediately "triggered" by the idea that fans might not actually care about her political views.
"You're damned if you do, you're damned if you don't", Lovato admitted, speaking about revealing who you're voting for. It's unclear to me if or how the "Vote" moment played into that, but it's certainly worth pointing out that most of the major networks try to discuss politics from a more neutral or lightly political point of view, specifically when it comes to news coverage.
Soon after, critics started pouring into the remarks of Lovato's articles, which she immediately took for her Instagram Story to handle.
"I am personally ashamed to be a Lovatic right now", one salty fan declared, adding that they hoped the song wouldn't "ruin" the singer's career. The music video released to accompany the track celebrates unity showcasing Americans of all races, nationalities and ages coming together as One Nation united ahead of the November 3 Presidential election. The pop star performed her just-released anti-Trump ballad, "Commander in Chief", and a visual grand finale-the word "VOTE" in huge lettering-wasn't captured onscreen.
Fans applauded Lovato's powerful performance as the highlight of the awards evening - host Billboard Music Awards was (virtually) on its feet, saying, "Now THAT'S how you do a world premiere performance!"
The 2020 Billboard Music Awards were originally scheduled to take place in Las Vegas on Wednesday, April 29, but were forced to be postponed due to the ongoing pandemic.
"You're damned if you do, you're damned if you don't".
In the song Lovato sends a crystal-clear message to Donald Trump.
Although Lovato's song certainly savages the president with lyrics such as, "Commander in Chief, honestly/If I did the things you do, I couldn't sleep", Lovato had previously said in an interview with CNN her song is not meant to stoke division. You can list Taylor Swift as a flawless example of this exact saying, "Lovato said". I made a piece of art that represents something I believe in. "And I'm putting it out even at the risk of losing fans".
"The difference between me and the type of artist you want and expect me to be (but sorry baby, I WILL NEVER BE me)". "I am not the only one that has been influenced and resented every tale you have spun / And I am a blessed individual, 'cause there are people worse that have endured enough / Have not they suffered enough?" I take integrity in my work over sales any day.
"Bring it on", she said.