Demi Lovato in NYLON January 2014: My Mentality Was Work Hard, Play Hard
While rocking designer duds from Emporio Armani and Wildfox for the Marvin Scott Jarrett-shot spread, the 21-year-old singer/actress explains the key factors to her self destruction.
"My parents tried to control me, but I'd be like, 'Oh really, I'm grounded? Well, I pay the bills.' They did the best they could," Miss Lovato told the mag. "And I think that's why a lot of young stars struggle when they're making money or providing for their family."
Demi continued, "My mentality was 'Work hard, play hard.' 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."
In regards other's opinions, the "Heart Attack" hitmaker stated, "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.'"
"Now I have the best relationship between any artist and their fans because I have no secrets," she added.
Photo Credit: Marvin Scott Jarrett for NYLON