Demi Lovato Explains Why She Dedicated 'Warrior' to Bruce Jenner

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Demi Lovato on "Good Morning America" on March 12, 2015 on the ABC Television Network. 

At a show last weekend in New Zealand, Demi Lovato dedicated her empowering ballad "Warrior" to Bruce Jenner following an interview on 20/20 when Jenner revealed he is a transgender woman.

When she stopped by talk show Aquino & Abunda Tonight in the Philippines, she addressed the decision to pay tribute to the athlete.

"I remember seeing the interview the night before and I was blown away at the fact that this former man, because he wants to be called a woman, he is part of the most famous family on the planet. And by coming out and saying he's transitioning into a woman at this moment I thought was so brave. That must have been so difficult to do. I don't know him all that well but I am proud of him," she said.

She continued, "I wanted to sing that in honor of him. I didn't plan it. He popped into my head before the song and I was like I got to share this because I'm so inspired by him."

In addition to opening up about Jenner, Lovato also wanted to clarify that she isn't exactly sure how to pronounce her fan group name. Though she does share which version she ends up saying.

"I don't know if it's Lo-va-tics or Lo-vah-tics," she shared about the pronunciation of her fan group. "They came up with it themselves. So I just say Lo-va-tics. I don't even know if it's right."

You can watch more from the interview below.


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