Demi Lovato Vetoes Drug Rap

By Valerie Tejeda 07/11/12

The sober X Factor judge gives two contestants the boot for rapping about bath salts.

Lovato was not amused by drug lyrics.
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X Factor judge Demi Lovato has kicked out two contestants on the Fox show for rapping about bath salts. At the Greensboro, North Carolina auditions, two amateur rappers hoping for a chance at stardom got the boot instead—after their performance included the line “I’m high on bath salts.” A visibly angry Lovato responded: "It's really inappropriate to rap about drugs in front of kids" and ordered them to leave the stage. "She wasn't having any of it," a source tells E! News. “They tried to make excuses and Demi said, 'You talked about bath salts, I heard you.'" The designer drug has been in the hot seat lately, rousing media attention ever since it was initially blamed for the infamous cannibal attack in Miami—although it later turned out the face-eater was only high on marijuana. Even President Obama has bath salts on the brain (figuratively, of course): he signed a bill on Monday banning the two chemical compounds used to make the "demon drug." Lovato—who is now sober—has been open about her rocky past and rehab stint nearly two years ago. Back in February, the 19-year-old actress and musician wrote a letter to Seventeen magazine saying: “‘Sober Is Sexy’ is my new motto, and it couldn't be more true! All you need to have fun in life is a great attitude and good friends. I've made a commitment to myself to live a happy healthy life the best way I know how and I want to spread the message that you don't need to do drink or do drugs to have fun.”

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Entertainment journalist and author Valerie Tejeda spends her days reporting on books, television, and all things pertaining to pop culture, and spends her nights writing novels for teens. Her stories have appeared on a variety of different publications, including but not limited to: VanityFair, MTV, The Huffington Post, TeenVogue, She Knows, Latina, The Fix,, Cosmopolitan, and more. You can find Valerie on Linkedin and Twitter.