Demi Lovato took a powerful stand against President Donald Trump at the Billboard Music Awards on Wednesday with the debut performance of his politically charged single “Commander in Chief”.
After leaking online several days earlier, “Commander in Chief” was officially released on Wednesday morning, just hours before Lovato performed it at the Billboard Music Awards. The track is aimed directly at Trump, repeating in his chorus, “Commander-in-Chief, honestly, if I did what you do, I couldn’t sleep. Seriously, do you even know the truth? We’re in a state of crisis, people are dying, while you line your pockets, Commander-in-Chief. How does it feel to still be able to breathe? ”
Watch the video of Lovato’s performance below:
Discover Demi Lovato’s performance presented at #BBMAs for the first time music #Commander in chief, a direct criticism of political poles that deny their authority to help in the moment we live. pic.twitter.com/so40QtXCii
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Lovato has been nominated for four Billboard Music Awards during her career: Best Social Media Artist (2016 & 2018), Best Female Artist (2018) and Best Dance / Electronic Song for “No Promises” (2018), which she shared the latest with contributor Cheat Codes.
Wednesday’s semi-virtual ceremony, based at the Los Angeles Dolby Theater, welcomed Kelly Clarkson as host for the third year in a row; the new queen of the day also opened the show with a performance of “Higher Love”. Other highly anticipated Billboard Music Awards 2020 artists include Alicia Keys, Bad Bunny, Brandy, BTS, Doja Cat, En Vogue, Garth Brooks, John Legend, Kane Brown, Khalid, Luke Combs, Post Malone, Saint Jhn, Sia, Swae Lee and Tyla Yaweh.
An official “Commander in Chief” video will be added when available. In the meantime, rate Lovato’s performance below, then Leave a comment with your full review of this major BBMA moment.