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Demi Lovato Says A 'Complete Bitch' Sent Her To Alcoholics Anonymous

Recovering addict Demi Lovato reveals how a "terrible" Met Gala caused her to go to AA.

By Sowmya Krishnamurthy

Demi Lovato has been open about her battles with addiction. The "Sorry Not Sorry" star opens up about how a specific incident involving a "miserable" celebrity and Hollywood superficiality triggered her to seek help at Alcoholics Anonymous. She remembers the incident in a new cover story with Billboard.

"I had a terrible experience," says Lovato, about the annual event hosted by Vogue's Anna Wintour. "This one celebrity was a complete bitch and was miserable to be around. It was very cliquey. I remember being so uncomfortable that I wanted to drink." She texted her manager and went straight to a 10 p.m. Alcoholics Anonymous meeting.

She says that she reached a breaking point. 

"I changed my clothes, but I still had my diamonds on — millions of dollars of diamonds on in an AA meeting. And I related more to the homeless people in that meeting who struggled with the same struggles that I deal with than the people at the Met Gala — fake and sucking the fashion industry’s dick." 

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So who's the celebrity that Lovato is referring to? Inquisitive fans are pointing to Nicki Minaj and the rumored feud between them, as People reports. During the Met Gala, the rapper gave what appeared to be a side eye to Lovato on the red carpet. At the time, Lovato shared the image and joked about any rumored tension.

Lovato, 25, has opened up about her struggles with alcohol and drugs in the past. The former Disney star relied heavily on drugs and alcohol to help her deal with her early rise to fame. She has said that there was a time when she “couldn’t go thirty minutes or an hour without cocaine, and I would bring it on airplanes." She said that she bottomed out at 19 when she filled a soda bottle with vodka to drink at 9 a.m.

She talked about celebrating three years of sobriety in 2015 and how then-boyfriend Wilmer Valderrama helped her.

"I wish I could put into words how grateful I am for this man right here. But my love has grown to a level that words could never possibly express how much this man completes me. He's loved me the way I never thought I deserved to be loved and with this day marking my 3rd year sober," she wrote on Instagram. "After sharing my ups, putting up with my downs and supporting my recovery... he still never takes credit and I want the world to know how incredible his soul is."

[Photo: Getty Images]


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