Did NBC censor Demi Lovato's Billboard Music Awards performance?

Billie Eilish's brother Finneas defends Demi Lovato after she's slammed for anti-Trump song

Many believe this is due to the anti-Trump nature of the song Lovato performed, and the implication that the singer was essentially asking people to vote against Trump.

NBC officials appeared to censor Demi Lovato's plea for fans to vote in the upcoming US election during her performance at the Billboard Music Awards on Wednesday night.

At the end of the video, she appears and sings the last half of the politically imposed song.

The song in itself is quite controversial, but it was the singer's timely pleas for listeners to go out and vote that reportedly caused NBC to censor her performance.


"Shuttin' down systеms for personal gain". We're not pawns in your game. During the performance, Demi had the word VOTE splashed behind her. See?

While Lovato's performance was the grandest political statement of the 2020 BBMAs, according to TMZ, the "VOTE" block-lettering that was displayed on the Dolby stage behind Lovato did not make it to the air on NBC - because, since "Commander in Chief" was a protest against President Trump, the "VOTE" message was obviously a call to vote against him. The network declined to comment on the matter.

However, Lovato has not been holding back when it comes to her feelings about Trump as she shared her response through an Instagram story. She said, "For years she got trashed because she wasn't taking a stance and wasn't standing up for these rights and she kind of took a back seat". In addition to releasing "Commander in Chief", the star has been sharing information about the voting process across social media in hopes that people will show up to the polls - no matter who they're voting for. Black children, deaf and hard-of-hearing people, people who use wheelchairs, queer and Indigenous people come together to sing Lovato's lyrics: "If I did the things you do / I couldn't sleep, seriously / Do you even know the truth?" However, she wasn't backing down from releasing the song or regretting her personal views.

"Bring it on", she said.

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