Between working with the Human Rights Campaign, filming an awesome music video during L.A. Pride and preparing for her world tour, Demi Lovato has had a busy summer.
However, the "Really Don't Care" singer managed to squeeze in a few minutes to talk to HuffPost Teen about her upcoming world tour, being a role model and the weirdest place she's ever written a song. Read on to find out.
You performed at the Pop-Tart's Crazy Good Summer Concert series in Dallas, where you spent a lot of time growing up. What's it like coming home and performing?
Every time I come home and perform it's a little bittersweet because I get to come home and I'm performing so that's a totally different experience, rather than just dreaming about it like when I was growing up. But it's a bit of a bummer because I always wish I could stay longer.
Are you working on new music? If so, can you give us any insider details?
I am not working on new music right now. I'm always writing and working on music, but I'm not releasing a new album for a while. Right now, I'm focused on my world tour, which kicks off on September 6 in North America.
You just announced your world tour dates. Where are you looking forward to traveling to the most and why?
I don't really have a particular place that I'm looking forward to visiting. I'm just excited to get on tour and travel the world!
Your recovery process has been highly publicized. How do you think the influence of the media and fans watching you so closely affected your recovery? Did you ever feel a responsibility to them?
I don't feel responsibility in a negative way. I feel like I stayed very connected to my fans and it only brought me closer to them, like I could help fans go through things that they were dealing with as well.
You recently released a video for the Human Rights Campaign advocating in favor of gay marriage. Why is this organization and cause so important to you?
It's important to me because there are so many people in my life who have to go through this thing where they're judged and don't have a choice. They can't marry the people that they love and it's not right. There are people whose voices aren't being heard and I want to use my voice to speak up for them.
The music video for "Really Don't Care" dropped last month. Whose idea was it to film during L.A. Pride? How is this video different from past ones?
When we shot "Really Don't Care," it was kind of a collective decision to shoot it at [L.A.] Pride, because what better place is there where people are really being themselves and getting together and really don't care about the choices I make in my life and who I am?
So many people look up to you and cite you as their role model. How would your teenage-self react to this?
I would normally say that I wish I had been a better role model back then, but I went through so much and overcame so many obstacles, and I'm excited to say that I'm a role model now.
Your 22nd birthday is just around the corner -- what are you hoping this new year brings you?
I just hope that this year and next year are as great as my 21st year. This year has been amazing, both success-wise and personally. I hope that it's like last one!
The last thing you ate was?
I had shrimp!
The weirdest place you've written a song is...
Probably on the toilet!
The one song you can't get out of your head is...
I don't really have one right now. I guess "Fancy" by Iggy Azalea.
You never leave the house without...
The craziest rumor you ever heard about yourself was...
That I was in a different country and had been rude to someone on an airplane, when really I was just back in L.A.!