Demi Lovato at iHeartRadio Music Festival 2015: 'I'm Not Afraid to Have Attitude' on New Album 'Confident'

Demi Lovato has been basking in the success of her hit single “Cool for the Summer” and during the first day of iHeartRadio Festival in Las Vegas, the singer hit the stage in a bodysuit to perform the sultry song, along with “Really Don’t Care” and a surprise show-stopping duet with Third Eye Blind frontman Stephan Jenkins on the band’s ‘90s hit “Jumper.”

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Backstage, Lovato told Billboard that the driving force behind her fifth album Confident, out Oct. 16, is all about empowerment. “I’m not afraid to have attitude on this album and just be able to say what I want, speak what I want -- that’s really what I’m most proud of on this album is kind of not caring what anyone else thinks,” she said. “Just making music for me.”

And the singer hopes that strong sentiment resonates with her female fans. “I always try to send kind of an inspirational music to everybody but I also really want to empower women,” she said. “I think that with this album, hopefully it will empower women.”

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Watch the video above to see Lovato talk about why she’s “not just my story” and why she doesn’t take herself too seriously.


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