Nov 21, 2013 09:05 AM
Demi Lovato appeared on Katie Couric's talk show on Tuesday, and the singer/actress held nothing back when she chatted about fellow former Disney darling Miley Cyrus.
When comparing herself to Cyrus, Lovato she's she thinks she has had an easier time growing up in the spotlight because she went to rehab. We can't tell if this is a jealous dig or if Lovato just let the wrong words slip from her mouth, but she told Couric:
- "I think that the world needs to get over the fact that she was Hannah Montana when she was 16. I guess my transition was a little easier because I went straight to rehab. I didn't twerk, I just went to rehab."
- "I think she knows what she's doing. A lot of artists take that route of shock value, and that's totally fine and that's great. But I think she has such an incredible voice that's overshadowed by some of the things that she's doing. It's her journey. She's having fun. She's being who she is. I'll always love her. She's been one of my friends since I was 14. But everyone is on their different journeys right now and she's doing that and she's having fun ... so power to her."
Lovato was in rehab from October 2010 to January 2011 for physical and emotional issues after she was accused of attacking a backup singer and there were reports of her using drugs and drinking. She later revealed that she suffered from bulimia and bipolar disorder, and she has also been candid about her struggles with self-harm and substance abuse.