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

Demi Lovato performs at the 2020 Billboard Music Awards

Demi Lovato performs at the 2020 Billboard Music Awards

Finneas O'Connell says Demi Lovato was courageous to release her new song.

Following Lovato's performance, the music video for "Commander in Chief" dropped on YouTube.

In the music video, Lovato had a diverse group of people who lip synced or used sign language to perform lyrics. Lovato performed the song for the first time at last night's BBMAs, moving audiences at home with the heartfelt political ballad.

Demi Lovato played a new political anthem, "Commander-In-Chief", at the Billboard Music Awards aired Wednesday night.

But the singer didn't stop there, and her performance ended with a special message to everyone watching from home: vote.

Perhaps the most potent moment of her presentation came in the song's closing moments, as the word "Vote" suddenly flashed on the stage behind the "Cool for the Summer" star.

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And according to TMZ, it was removed for broadcast by NBC, with sources telling the outlet that "the network pulled the plug on the "VOTE" message because the song itself was a slam on Trump and the "VOTE" message was a call to vote against him". She got back against the release of the song. In a new interview with a leading daily, Demi opened up about celebs speaking out and mentioned Taylor Swift's recent political activism.

Angry fans on Instagram encouraged them to share their reaction to the Instagram Story by commenting on a recent post to express their annoyance.

"I literally don't care if this ruins my career", Lovato clapped back. "That's not it. My career isn't that way. I made a piece of art that stands for something I believe in".

Finneas (full name Finneas O'Connell) wrote on Instagram, "I think people underestimate the bravery it takes to put out a song like this when your platform is as large as Demi's is. I'll take integrity in my work over sales any day". I'm doing this town hall with Concast, C-O-N, con, cause it's a con job.

She continued explaining that she, as "a queer, Hispanic woman", will not "silence (her) views/beliefs in order to please" fans.

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