Demi Lovato sang her unapologetic call-out of US president Donald Trump for the first time on Wednesday night at the 2020 Billboard Music Awards. 

While the 28-year-old singer put on a moving performance of her politically charged anthem, Commander In Chief, one of her messages was censored by NBC. 

In footage, obtained by TMZ, the Grammy nominee closed her performance with the word ‘VOTE’ appearing behind her piano, unlike the close-up of her, which aired on TV and official online clips.  

Anti-Trump anthem: Demi sang her unapologetic call-out of US president Donald Trump for the first time on Wednesday night at the 2020 Billboard Music Awards

Anti-Trump anthem: Demi Lovato sang her unapologetic call-out of US president Donald Trump for the first time on Wednesday night at the 2020 Billboard Music Awards

Muzzled: While the 28-year-old singer sent out a moving message with her politically charged anthem, Commander In Chief, one of her messages was censored by NBC

Muzzled: While the 28-year-old singer sent out a moving message with her politically charged anthem, Commander In Chief, one of her messages was censored by NBC

During the performance, she wore a blue blazer and vocalized her disdain for the country’s current administration, just weeks ahead of the presidential election.

‘Commander in Chief, honestly / If I did the things you do / I couldn’t sleep, seriously/ Do you even know the truth?’ the hitmaker sang.  

Fans of the star blasted the network on Twitter for suppressing her message to vote, and choosing to zoom in ‘only on her face’ during Lovato’s final moments on stage.  

Censored: In footage, obtained by TMZ , the Grammy nominee closed her performance the word 'VOTE' appearing behind her piano, unlike the close-up of her, which aired on TV

Censored: In footage, obtained by TMZ , the Grammy nominee closed her performance the word ‘VOTE’ appearing behind her piano, unlike the close-up of her, which aired on TV

Lovato’s message was reportedly cut, according to the outlet, because her scathing lyrics in combination with the words ‘VOTE’ would have been a call to cast a ballot against Trump. 

‘Demi Lovato had the courage that many artists don’t have, she criticized one of the biggest political leaders through music,’ one Twitter user wrote. ‘But, NBC decided to censored the ‘VOTE’ message that she had put on the end of her performance. Why @nbc?’

Another chimed in: ‘How dare you? @nbc you will NOT silence her.’ 

Moving message: During the performance, she wore a blue blazer and vocalized her disdain for the country's current administration, just weeks ahead of the presidential election

Moving message: During the performance, she wore a blue blazer and vocalized her disdain for the country’s current administration, just weeks ahead of the presidential election

Others pointed out her performance was also left out of the many suggested clips on NBC’s Twitter to ‘relive’ from the evening.  

Lovato announced the release of Commander In Chief with a stark black-and-white selfie on her Instagram on Tuesday, in which she wore a face mask with the word VOTE.

In the caption, she included some of the track’s lyrics, while also taking the opportunity to make a call to action to her fans and followers to go out and vote.  

Not okay: Lovato's message was reportedly cut, according to the outlet, because her scathing lyrics in combination with the words 'VOTE' would have been a call to cast a ballot against Trump

Not okay: Lovato’s message was reportedly cut, according to the outlet, because her scathing lyrics in combination with the words ‘VOTE’ would have been a call to cast a ballot against Trump

Angry fans: Another chimed in: 'How dare you? @nbc you will NOT silence her'

Angry fans: Another chimed in: ‘How dare you? @nbc you will NOT silence her’

‘Won’t give up, stand our ground… We’ll be in the streets while you’re #CommanderInChief. Video dropping tomorrow,’ she wrote.  

‘I’m calling on all of you, please join me in voting for this years election. Find your voter information at iwillvote.com’ Demi concluded. 

After her Billboard Music Awards, she revealed plans to release a music video, which she first teased on her Instagram Stories – with a collection of diverse actors lip synching the powerful lyrics. 

Interesting: Others pointed out her performance was left out of the six suggested performances from NBC's Twitter to 'relive'

Interesting: Others pointed out her performance was left out of the six suggested performances from NBC’s Twitter to ‘relive’

Seemingly a song written directly to Trump, passages in the verses include: 

‘We were taught when we were young, If we fight for what’s right there won’t be justice for just some. We won’t give up, stand our ground. We’ll be in the streets while you’re bunkering down. Loud and proud, best believe, We’ll still take a knee, while you’re Commander in Chief.’ 

Demi sings other lyrics as well, including: ‘Honestly, if I did the things you do, I couldn’t sleep’ 

Diss track for Donald:  Lovato surprise-dropped a new song on Tuesday night, titled Commander In Chief, which is an unapologetic call-out of US president Donald Trump

Diss track for Donald:  Lovato surprise-dropped a new song on Tuesday night, titled Commander In Chief, which is an unapologetic call-out of US president Donald Trump

Speaking out: Lovato announced the release of Commander In Chief on Instagram, including some of the track's lyrics while also making a call to action to her fans and followers to vote

Speaking out: Lovato announced the release of Commander In Chief on Instagram, including some of the track’s lyrics while also making a call to action to her fans and followers to vote

The song was co-written by Lovato and Billie Eilish’s brother Finneas, among others.

Commander In Chief comes almost two weeks after another song from Demi, titled Still Have Me, which seems to be a breakup track after her failed romance with ex-fiance Max Ehrich.

The pair enjoyed a whirlwind and very public love affair this year, which led to them isolating together amid the coronavirus pandemic. 

'Loud and proud, best believe, We’ll still take a knee, while you’re Commander in Chief,' Demi sings in the new song; seen on her IG Stories

‘Loud and proud, best believe, We’ll still take a knee, while you’re Commander in Chief,’ Demi sings in the new song; seen on her IG Stories

The dalliance, however, came to an abrupt stop at the end of the summer, when The Cool For The Summer songstress ended her two-month engagement to her Young and The Restless beau, 29, in the middle of September.

‘It was very hurtful to Demi when she realized that Max’s intentions weren’t genuine,’ a source told PEOPLE magazine. ‘Breaking off the engagement was not an easy decision.

‘It was hard for Demi to admit she made a mistake when it came to Max.’ 

Another release: Commander In Chief comes almost two weeks after another song from the star, titled Still Have Me, which seems to be a breakup track after her recent failed romance

Another release: Commander In Chief comes almost two weeks after another song from the star, titled Still Have Me, which seems to be a breakup track after her recent failed romance

The couple were reportedly ‘having conflicts’ nearly two months after he proposed, and only six short months into their relationship.

‘Demi and Max were basically together 24/7 for months,’ an insider told PEOPLE after the couple quarantined together during the onset of the global pandemic. ‘They lived in a bubble with zero stress and everything was just fun.’

When Max headed to Atlanta, Georgia to film a new movie titled Southern Gospel, distance also took a toll on their relationship.

Single: Demi enjoyed a whirlwind and very public love affair with ex-fiance Max Ehrich, which came to an abrupt stop at the end of the summer

Single: Demi enjoyed a whirlwind and very public love affair with ex-fiance Max Ehrich, which came to an abrupt stop at the end of the summer

‘Max shot up in fame, and it’s been hard,’ the source said. ‘He got wrapped up in [Hollywood].’

An insider told US that Max was ‘blindsided by his fiancee’ and he’s still trying to figure out exactly what happened.

‘Max just went through a major breakup, he is heartbroken,’ a source said. ‘He’s not responding to friends again and he is in a fragile state. The posts he is making are not painting a picture of who Max really is.’  

Since their separation, Ehrich has shared several heartbroken posts on his social media, and is allegedly attempting to still contact Lovato through her friends and family.

Since their separation: Ehrich has shared several heartbroken posts on his social media, and is allegedly attempting to still contact Lovato through her friends and family; seen here Oct. 4th

Since their separation: Ehrich has shared several heartbroken posts on his social media, and is allegedly attempting to still contact Lovato through her friends and family; seen here Oct. 4th

source: dailymail.co.uk

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