Demi Lovato Deactivates Her Twitter Account
First, an array of memes hit social media following the arrest of 21 Savage, who is being accused of overstaying an expired visa after coming to America from the U.K. in 2006.
"The 21 Savage memes have been my favorite part of the Super Bowl," Lovato wrote Sunday night (Feb. 3), as Super Bowl LIII unfolded.
Lovato's mentions and IG comments quickly become flooded with criticism, and some fans even unfairly poked at Demi's struggles with addiction in the past. "If you're going to come at me for making a joke, try coming at me with something original not involving drugs," the "Tell Me You Love Me" singer responded. "Fuck Twitter. This is why I don't tweet anymore."
Meanwhile, artists in the hip-hop community such as Wale, Offset, Talib Kweli, and Lil Yachty each fired back in defense of their friend, 21 Savage. "Why is somebody freedom funny ... I don’t get the joke," Folarin replied. "A lot of people were sending you love light , prayers etc . When people were making jokes about u at a rough time. A lot of people. Bless up."
Lovato attempted to clarify her intentions at the time. "Wasn't laughing at anyone getting deported. I know that's not a joke.. not have I EVER laughed at that. The meme I posted/was talking about was of him being writing with a feather pen. Sorry if I offended anyone. But it's no excuse to laugh at someone's addiction let alone their OD," she wrote.
Lovato concluded by apologizing to anyone she may have offended. "Lastly, I wasn't making fun on anything having to do with deportation or even anything against him. I was laughing at who the fuck knew 21 was British? Literally no one. That's it. It doesn't go deeper than that. I'm sorry if I upset people," the Dallas-bred singer penned.
See screenshots of the tweets below.
Demi Lovato via Instagram Story (ddlovato) pic.twitter.com/JmQrDxzJlh— Indonesian Lovatics (@DLIproject) February 4, 2019
Why is somebody freedom funny ... I don’t get the joke https://t.co/Eyf4clympS— Wale (@Wale) February 4, 2019
A lot of people were sending you love light , prayers etc . When people were making jokes about u at a rough time. A lot of people .Bless up https://t.co/9sxe1rJuA2— Wale (@Wale) February 4, 2019
ALL THE MEMES AND SHIT AINT FUNNY WHEN SOMEBODY GOING THROUGH SOME— OFFSET (@OffsetYRN) February 4, 2019
PRAYING FOR MY DAWG
AINT SHIT FUNNY HIS FANILY
DEPENDING ON HIM