Singer Demi Lovato released a new song called “Commander in Chief” that lyrically bashes President Trump.
Lovato posted the song’s cover art on Instagram Tuesday, which displayed her wearing a black mask with the word “vote” on it, along with a message encouraging her 93 million followers to vote.
The song’s uninspired lyrics depicted the President as a selfish liar that’s more concerned with financial gain than the plight of the American people. The chorus accuses Trump of unspecific misdeeds during the pandemic that, according to Lovato, have translated into the President somehow personally accumulating funds.
“Commander in Chief, honestly/ If I did the things you do/ I couldn’t sleep, seriously/ Do you even know the truth?/ We’re in a state of crisis, people are dyin’/ While you line your pockets deep/ Commander in Chief, how does it feel to still be able to breathe,” she bellows.
The singer dropped the music video Wednesday, which features a diverse cast of extras lip-syncing and using sign language to the lyrics, before the singer herself dramatically finishes the song. The word “vote” tails the performance.
Lovato inaugurally performed the song at the Billboard Music Awards on NBC, but the network censored her message to “vote,” which appeared on the stage after the conclusion of the song.
Conservative commenters were quick to criticize the singer for the overtly partisan message. One user replied to her post, “I hope you realize this makes people that don’t have the same political views feel like they can’t listen to you anymore.”
One follower replied, “‘you line your pockets’ yet he donates his salary as President. Someone needs to do their research.” Another user posted, “Biden is going to prison #BURISMA.”
@sangriawater wrote, “she convinced me… yea no #Trump2020.” Yet another mocked, “Oh, I will most definitely be voting. You can count on it… #TRUMP2020 #MAGA.”
The singer shared an Instagram story in response. “I literally don’t care if this ruins my career, this isn’t about that. My career isn’t about that,” she said. “I made a piece of art that stands for something I believe in. And I’m putting it out even at the risk of losing fans. I’ll take integrity in my work over sales any day.”