Demi Lovato Returns to Twitter Amid 7th Album Rumors, But She’s Only Following 1 Person

Singer Demi Lovato has been talking about her upcoming seventh album for months now. Following the release of singles “Anybody” and “I Love Me,” there’s interest in what’s to come. Though she’s on Twitter, it’s easy for her to avoid fan queries, as she’s only following one person. Here’s a look at her relationship with the platform and what we know about the album.

Demi Lovato has a complicated relationship with Twitter

Demi Lovato poses in the press room during 102.7 KIIS FM's Jingle Ball 2017 presented by Capital One at The Forum on December 1, 2017 in Inglewood, California.
Demi Lovato during 102.7 KIIS FM’s Jingle Ball 2017 on December 1, 2017 | Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for iHeartMedia

Since joining the site back in 2009, Lovato has taken repeated breaks from using Twitter. Sometimes it’s due to her relationships (such as when she and ex-boyfriend Wilmer Valderrama first broke up in 2012) or other personal events (like after her 2018 overdose). But random fan comments have also had an impact.

“When you’re an artist, you have a platform that can reach millions,” Lovato said to Glamour in 2016, speaking about using her celebrity for good. But she acknowledged that that comes with the downside of being judged. Regarding comments about her body, Lovato told the publication, “I don’t look at the criticism anymore.”

She previously deactivated in 2019

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Lovato’s own tweets have gotten her in trouble. In 2019, she deactivated her account altogether, following an incident involving 21 Savage. When the U.K.-born rapper was taken into ICE custody for overstaying his expired visa, it was the first time many learned that he was British.

As the memes started rolling in, Lovato was among those who saw them. However, some took her comments to mean that she was poking fun at the situation. Lovato then deleted the tweets, including those explaining herself, and deactivated her Twitter account.

Lovato returned in 2020

In early 2020, Lovato announced her return to music after an extended absence, performing at the Super Bowl and the Grammy Awards. When her Twitter account was restored, it was with the same handle, but the name read “Team Demi,” and most of the tweets were in the third person.

However, Lovato recently took her Twitter feed “back.” In July 2020, the name on the account switched back to Demi Lovato, and personal tweets were no longer signed “Demi,” as there was no need to clarify who they were coming from. And the timing of this lines up with a momentous occasion.

She’s only following her fiance

Now that Lovato is using her platform not just to promote her music and share carefully curated messages from her team, the relationship between her and her fans could change. However, there’s one issue there — she’s not following any of them. As of August 6, 2020, Lovato was only following one of her 55.4 million followers: Her fiance, Max Ehrich.

She tweeted about this in a back-and-forth with the actor that occurred when Lovato accidentally shared Ehrich’s email address in her Instagram Story. “HAahahahaha also I just realized I’m only following you and I love that,” she wrote. “[I] was wondering why you were my entire feed.”

What about Lovato’s seventh album?

Her engagement is one reason Lovato may have re-engaged on the platform. Another is that she has new work to promote. Days after the exchange above, news broke that she’s featured on a remix of JoJo’s song “Lonely Hearts,” dropping on August 28, 2020. And she’s got her own album coming.

Ehrich teased “D7” in another tweet, writing to his fiancee, “i am so in awe listening to ur new music atm you are gifted beyond words.” Additionally, a new YouTube docuseries that will reveal more about her publicized overdose was announced in June 2020.