What Demi Lovato Wants People to Remember Her For

From her hospitalization following an overdose in July 2018 to the leak of her alleged nudes on Snapchat in October 2019, Demi Lovato has been dealing with a rough period in her life. She opened up about her struggles on November 2nd at the annual Teen Vogue Summit. Here’s what the singer had to say about her life and what she wants to be remembered for.

Demi Lovato has been candid about her overdose|ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images

Demi Lovato opens up at the Teen Vogue Summit

Lovato has released numerous songs about her self confidence such as “Really Don’t Care” and “Confident.” Songs like this might give listeners the impression that Lovato has a very thick skin, but she seemed to shed that image and speak honestly about her feelings at the Teen Vogue Summit. Teen Vogue has said that the summit is a series of panels designed to “[bring] together our favorite celebs, influencers, activists, members of our editorial staff, and of course, our lovely readers!”

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Lovato opened up at the summit, saying “What a lot of people don’t realize is that I’m actually an extremely sensitive person. I am human, so be easy on me. And I’m so tired of pretending like I’m not human.” Further reflecting on the criticism that comes with being a public figure, Lovato added “everyone’s so quick to cancel everybody and I’m really really tired of it, to be honest. People just make mistakes.”

Demi Lovato at the Teen Vogue Summit 2019 | Rich Fury/Getty Images for Teen Vogue

She also said that she hopes that her legacy will be her music, not any other aspects of her life. Lovato said “Genuinely I just want people to remember that I’m a singer. I think that a lot of the things I’ve been through kind of outshined my successes in the music industry or acting now. I just want people to remember that that’s what I want to give to the world so please focus on that and not the other things.”

Demi Lovato on body image

The singer has also been open about her body image issues, once admitting on social media that her greatest fear was “A photo of me in a bikini unedited.” When she was asked about what she saw when she looked in the mirror, Lovato replied “I see someone that’s overcome a lot. I genuinely see a fighter.” The statement mirrors the lyrics of one of her earliest hits –  “Skyscraper” – which portrays the singer as someone who displays resilience in the darkest of times.

Will this affect her new music?

Demi Lovato in California|C Flanigan/Getty Images

Lovato’s openness about her personal struggles is a major reason why her fans love her. They feel that she is inspiring for continuing to survive and thrive despite the obstacles that she has faced. Lovato revealed that she will return to music at an unspecified point in the future, adding “I’ve really decided to take my time with things, so when the time is right to release new music, I will put it out there.” Fans can only speculate that she will incorporate her trials and travails into her new album.