Within the highway towards the 2016 election, YG and Nipsey Hussle had the viral dis observe, “FDT,” or “Fuck Donald Trump.” Now, with lower than a month earlier than Election Day 2020 and early voting already underway, pop celebrity Demi Lovato has launched her personal protest tune, “Commander in Chief.” And just like the rappers earlier than her, she would not mince phrases.
Within the somber new observe, which surprise-dropped Tuesday night (October 13), Lovato takes purpose on the president, referencing his response to the coronavirus pandemic, the fires which have ravaged the West Coast, and racial injustice in the USA. “Commander in Chief, truthfully / If I did the stuff you do, I could not sleep,” she sings on the chorus. “Critically, do you even know the reality? / We’re in a state of disaster, persons are dying / When you line your pockets deep / Commander in Chief / How does it really feel to nonetheless be capable of breathe?”
Talking with CNN, Lovato defined the significance of utilizing her platform to make clear political points. “There’s been so many instances that I’ve needed to write down the President a letter or sit down with him and ask him these questions,” Lovato stated. “After which I assumed, I do not actually really wish to do this and I assumed a technique that I may do that’s writing a tune and releasing it for the entire world to listen to after which he has to reply these inquiries to everybody and never simply me.”
Writing in response to a fan who advised incorporating her politics would possibly isolate some followers, the “Cool for the Summer time” singer defined that she understood the potential profession dangers related to talking up. “That is my response to anybody who needs to silence me,” she wrote in an Instagram Story.
“You do perceive as a celeb I’ve a proper to political opinions as nicely?” she added, in a remark that was shared as an Instagram Story. “Or did you neglect that we aren’t simply round to entertain folks for our whole lives…that we’re residents of the identical nation and we’re people with opinions as nicely? The distinction between me and the kind of artist you WANT and EXPECT me to be (however I’m sorry honey that may by no means BE me 😂) I actually don’t care if this ruins my profession. This isn’t about that. My profession isn’t about that. I made a bit of artwork that stands for one thing I imagine in. And I’m placing it out even on the danger of dropping followers. I’ll take integrity in my work over gross sales any day. As mochas I wish to be unhappy that I upset you, I’m too busy being bummed that you just anticipate me, a queer Hispanic girl, to silence my views/beliefs in an effort to please my viewers i.e. your loved ones. 🙁”
The corresponding music video for “Commander in Chief” is slated for launch Wednesday (October 14) at 8 p.m. PT, or 11 p.m. ET.