Acuvue 1-DAY Contest mentor Demi Lovato shares her 1-DAY dream with teens at an Acuvue Brand event on July 9, 2013 in West Hollywood, California. (Rich Polk/Getty Images North America)
Demi Lovato says she has attempted to be the voice of reason for her fun-loving friend and former Disney colleague Miley Cyrus.
"She knows how I feel about the whole partying thing," Lovato tells MTV News. "I love her to death and I'm always like, 'Just be careful' and she's like, 'Dude, I'm chilling. It's fine.' But I care for her so much that I'm so protective, but she's good. She's got a good head on her shoulders."
Cyrus has made waves in the media for her provocative clothing, smoking the hallucinogenic drug salvia, twerking and making references to drugs in her latest party-themed song We Can't Stop.
But Lovato, sounding like an old soul, says she thinks We Can't Stop is a "good song," and if Cyrus wants to twerk the day away, that's her choice.
"She's twerking and she looks amazing doing it," Lovato says. "I don't want to do it in public. One, because people are going to be like, 'Oh, who twerks better?' And two, I'm really tired of the word 'twerking.' It's like 'swag', it's like, 'OK, just stop.' Or 'YOLO;' just don't."
In the wake of Glee star Cory Monteith's death from a drug overdose, Lovato has been vocal about the danger of drugs, fame and youth. She has been open about her past substance abuse and went to rehab in 2011 for emotional issues.
"All it takes is one moment of vulnerability to get slipped into your addiction," she told People last week. And, unlike her other young friends like Cyrus and Selena Gomez, who turned 21 Monday, Lovato says she can't party without major consequences.
"They can turn 21 and have their turn-21st-birthday," Lovato says. "I don't think that I - I just don't put myself in those situations where I'm going to be at those 21st birthdays. I don't go to clubs. I just know it's something I can't do without being triggered. And that's okay."
SOURCE: USA Today