Singer, actress and X Factor USA judge Demi Lovato turns 21 next month and the singer has opened up about what the big occasion means to her. Demi has been through some difficult times in her life, having spent some time in rehab and the recent death of her father, but she seems to finally have her life back on track.
Lovato told Cosmopolitan, "I look at birthdays as celebrating another year of life You've made it another year. An entire year. Some people don't make it to 21. When I look at someone who's out there partying excessively or rappers rapping about doing drugs, who people look up to, and think, 'Oh that's a G; that's a gangster'. I think, 'You're actually being a giant p***y.' Sorry, but those rockers in the '80s were the furthest thing from rock stars."
She added, "They were so insecure and so lonely that they had to do these things to get them through the day. If you're spending your entire early 20s chasing the next party, what are you running away from? That's not a badass. What's a badass is when you can sit through your problems and feel emotions when you don't want to have them."
Demi continued, "There have been nights where I've had to sit on my hands, because I want to act out, because I physically can't sit still in the pain I'm dealing with, from looking back and being bullied or other things that happened. And now, as hard as it may be, I will do that. That's what makes me a badass. Being a badass is handling your s**t."
Demi Lovato is currently enjoying the best period of her career, releasing new music, which is proving to be successful, as well as her spell as a judge on The X Factor USA. You can see Demi Lovato, along with Paula Rubio, Kelly Rowland and, of course, Simon Cowell, when The X Factor USA returns to Fox in the Fall.