Demi Lovato thinks people have rapper Iggy Azalea pegged all wrong.
The “Confident” singer opened up about her relationship with Azalea, attending an AA session immediately after the 2016 Met Gala and much more during a candid interview with Billboard.
Lovato stood by Azalea despite the public seemingly souring on the rapper. “She’s super low-key; she doesn’t drink or party. She has struggled a lot,” said Lovato.
“’No money, no family, 16 in the middle of Miami.’ That lyric explains a lot of her story. She’s very outspoken, and sometimes it can turn people off. But that’s one of the reasons I love her,” she continued. “She’s not the type of person who lies to you.”
Further elaborating on her pop star friendships, Lovato shared a fun story about Ariana Grande. “When Ariana Grande and I hang out, it’s super chill,” she explained.
“One time I went over to her place. She had never heard of the Charles Manson murders.” The pair hiked to Manson’s Cielo Drive house and rang the bell. “We were spooking ourselves out!”
And Azalea’s outspokenness seems to have rubbed off on Lovato, who talked about her own brutal honesty: “[It] holds me accountable. When I started talking about my sobriety – I can never be seen at a club getting wasted. If I relapse, it shows my fans it’s okay to relapse. And I can’t do that.”
In fact, the 25-year-old attended an AA meeting immediately following the 2016 Met Gala. “I had a terrible experience,” Lovato confessed. “This one celebrity was a complete b**ch and was miserable to be around.”
“It was very cliquey. I remember being so uncomfortable that I wanted to drink… I changed my clothes, but I still had my diamonds on – millions of dollars of diamonds on in an AA meeting.”
Ironically enough, Lovato “related more to the homeless people in that meeting who struggled with the same struggles that I deal with than the people at the Met Gala – fake and sucking the fashion industry’s d**k.”
Lovato is currently on tour with supporting acts DJ Khaled and Kehlani.
The “Tell Me You Love Me” World Tour rolls into Montreal on March 17 and Toronto on March 19.