Is Demi Lovato dissing on Justin Bieber during her time as a judge on the upcoming season of The X Factor USA 2013? It would appear so, according to this latest report from celebrity gossip website TMZ.
Reportedly, Demi was judging some of the acts when one contestant got dissed for acting like a punk while on the stage.
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TMZ has the scoop:
It all went down Wednesday on the campus of USC when Demi took exception to the attitude one contestant was giving off. Sources on set say when it was Demi’s turn to give her opinion on the 22-year-old wannabe, she said that the industry already has too many artists with bad attitudes and then commented, “We don’t need another little punk running the streets.”
Lovato’s next shot was less subtle … when a young man auditioned with Bieber’s own song, “As Long As You Love Me.” We’re told the audience loved his performance and so did the judges, but during her critique, Demi remarked, “Well finally someone can sing the song the way it was meant to be sung.”
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Apparently Demi wasn’t feeling like she was in the insulting mood when she took to her official Twitter account to discuss the teen singer. She tweeted, “Btw – no shade thrown at Justin. So many people audition with his songs.. Finally someone sang it the way it was meant to be sung.. Meaning, finally someone sang it the way JUSTIN sang it. Ain’t got nothin’ but love for @justinbieber and his beliebers.”
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Was Demi merely trying to head off Justin’s throngs of fans before they all got crazy and decided to start the hate in her general direction? What do you think? Share your thoughts below.