Demi Lovato Calls Lizzo a 'F---ing Queen' After She Defends Demi's Pronouns to Paparazzi

Demi Lovato
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Demi Lovato attends the OBB Premiere Event for YouTube Originals Docuseries "Demi Lovato: Dancing With The Devil" at The Beverly Hilton on March 22, 2021 in Beverly Hills, California.

Get you a friend who respects and defends your pronouns. That's the kind of friend Demi Lovato has in Lizzo.

While out to dinner at Catch LA, Lizzo popped out wearing a shirt with Demi's face on it, took a few selfies with fans waiting outside and let the paparazzi know not to misgender her friend and fellow pop star ever again. In May, Lovato announced that they identify as non-binary and changed their pronouns to they/them.

"Is that a message to Demi? Should she reach out?" one of the photographers is heard asking in a clip that made the rounds online Thursday (July 1). Lizzo holds out her finger and says, "They." Again, the paparazzo failed to heed her correction and went about asking, "Have her team contact your team?"

"Their team," Lizzo responded, setting the record straight once more and adding, "Demi goes by they now." While the photographer thanked her for catching the mistake, Lovato felt extra grateful for Lizzo coming to their defense.

''@lizzobeeating you f---ing queen I love you," Lovato wrote on her Instagram Story while sharing a social post that had the video capturing Lizzo and the pap's interaction. "Thank you." Lizzo reshared their post with a heart emoji on her own Story.

In December, the Dancing With the Devil singer sang Lizzo's praises after she bared it all for a self-love PSA video. "Thank you for the inspiration we all needed today you legend," Lovato wrote under the video.