Demi Lovato is retreating from the spotlight for the while, she said, and she's implying that the media is to blame.
The singer took to Twitter on Tuesday afternoon to tell her nearly 39 million followers, "So excited for 2017. Taking a break from music and the spotlight.. I am not meant for this business and the media 👋,"
After her tweet, fans clamored to find more about what she was going to be doing.
"Dunno," Demi replied to one of her followers, "It doesn't feel worth it anymore. I'd rather do charity work tbh."
In the interview with Glamour, senior editor Emily Mahaney said, "And you've said before, in regard to Taylor Swift, 'Don't brand yourself a feminist if you don't do the work.' How do you see yourself doing the work?"
"Just speaking out. I'm not afraid to talk about the fact that women get paid less than men in the United States and how unfair that is. Talking about it at all is doing the work," Demi said. "And I think every woman does her part in some way. But I think in certain situations, certain people could be doing more if they're going to claim that as part of their brand. This will probably get me in trouble, but I don't see anybody in any sort of squad that has a normal body. It's kind of this false image of what people should look like. And what they should be like, and it's not real."
She went on to say that Taylor and friends don't have "realistic" bodies, adding, "And I think that having a song and a video about tearing Katy Perry down, that's not women's empowerment." (Most believe "Bad Blood" is about Katy.)
Demi is adamant that she won't apologize, but she's implying that her words were "misunderstood" or "taken out of context.
She told one fan, "To be totally honest I don't remember ever saying that so if I did say anything my words were misunderstood."
Many others, though, weren't going to let her off the hook, taking aim at her for the comments. Demi wasn't backing down, as evidenced by a series of tweets. "I get asked questions. I answer them. Sue me," she said in one tweet. In other, she said, "Also don't forget that words can be taken out of context when doing interviews.. still not apologizing for saying what everyone want to say."
Feeling defensive, she later tweeted, "I don't understand why people care so much about what I say in interviews? Do y'all watch the news? Don't y'all got s--- to worry about?"