Rumours about a Demi Lovato/Taylor Swift feud have been raging since Lovato defended Scooter Braun after Swift’s public stand-off with the record label owner, but the two women are having none of it.
You’d be forgiven for thinking so if you’ve googled their names over the last couple of months: rumours about their apparent clash began after Lovato defended Scooter Braun in the light of Swift’s public statement against him, in which she called him out for his “incessant, manipulative bullying” in regards to him buying ownership of her past six albums.
“I have dealt with bad people in this industry, and Scooter is not one of them,” Lovato wrote on her Instagram stories at the time. “He’s a good man. Personally, I’m grateful he came into my life when he did. Please stop “dragging” people or bullying them. There’s enough hate in this world as it is.”
Yes, Lovato chose to support a man Swift very publicly denounced, and yes, she could have chosen to stay silent in the face of the allegations, but there is no evidence here that the pair were “feuding” – or had ever even spoken any words to each other on the matter. But that didn’t stop fans from claiming Lovato was “shading” Swift when she was unable to attend the VMA’s due to work commitments, and the rumours continued to spread.
That is, until Lovato decided she’d had enough of all this unnecessary drama. Taking to her Instagram stories yesterday, the singer shared a picture of her listening to Cruel Summer, a single from Swift’s most recent album, Lover.
“Life’s too short for women to not support other women,” she wrote on the next page, “especially when women release great music. Great job @taylorswift.”
Swift, whose new album Lover accounted for 27% of all album sales in the US last week, responded to Lovato’s comment with the most heartwarming response.
“This is so awesome and put the biggest smile on my face,” she wrote above a screenshot of Lovato’s comment.
The pair do have a slightly tumultuous past. Lovato had previously called out Swift for her Bad Blood music video (the video saw Swift gearing up for war with her group of famous girlfriends) because it was supposedly aimed at Katy Perry, who she was in a public disagreement with at the time.
But that drama is now long in the past, and the two women are all about lifting other women up rather than tearing them down.
While the world continues its obsession with women “feuding” and bringing each other down, Lovato and Swift are showing that sisterhood runs deeper than anything else – and that’s all that matters here.