Demi Lovato hits the cover of Nylon with blue hair and opens up about some of her past struggles as she came into fame through Disney.
“My parents tried to control me, but I’d be like ‘Oh really, I’m grounded? Well, I pay the bills,'” the X Factor judge said. “They did the best they could. And I think that’s why a lot of young stars struggle when they’re making money or providing for their family.”
The 21-year-old admitted that she felt that she should have been treated as if she was an adult due to her working, reports E! News. “My mentality was ‘Work hard, play hard.”
She added, “It was hard to listen to the word ‘no.’ I wanted to make my own rules. I thought that if I was adult enough to get there, then I could party like an adult. And obviously, I couldn’t.”
This mentality eventually caused her to drop out tour with the Jonas Brothers and enter rehab in 2010. Though she went into rehab for cutting, addiction and an eating disorder she hopes to be seen as more than that.
“I would like to separate myself from being the girl who overcame her issues, or the Disney chick who ended up in rehab while she was still on Disney. I don’t want people to hear my songs on the radio and be like, ‘Oh, that’s the girl who cut.'”
image: Nylon Magazine