The "No Promises" singer deleted her Twitter on Sunday night during the 2019 Super Bowl after comments she made about 21 Savage didn't sit well with fans. According to reports, 21 Savage moved to the U.S. from the United Kingdom at the age of 12 and his visa is said to have expired in 2006, a year after he immigrated.
Among those who slammed Lovato for her seemingly tone deaf remarks were a number of other rappers, including Offset - who said the memes and jokes weren't amusing and that he's "praying" for 21 Savage, and rapper Wale.
Demi Lovato's comments about 21 Savage's memes being amusing has landed her in hot water on social media. That being said, some fellow celebs, like Demi Lovato, thought the said memes were quite amusing so she proceeded to react to one that caused some backlash to come her way. Lovato noted, "FYI this is the s**t I'm laughing at...not the fact that anyone is getting deported".
The star then deleted her Twitter account, instead using Instagram to show how she'd been treated for making the joke.
She responded to the accusations with the following statement: 'I know that's not a joke. not have I EVER laughed at that. That meme I posted/was talking about was of him being writing with a feather pen.
She wrote: "Lastly, I wasn't making fun on anything having to do with deportation or even anything against him".
ICE said 21 Savage, legally named Sha Yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, was taken into custody because he overstayed a visa.
Following this exchange, the singer took to her Instagram Story to defend her remarks about the 21 Savage memes, and posted some of the vile and aggressive insults directed at her.
The Camp Rock actress shared one of the offending memes about 21 Savage, showing a hand writing on paper with a quill, which was captioned: "This how 21 Savage be writing his verses". Lovato, who has been open about her mental health issues and substance abuse issues, was hospitalized in July following an apparent drug overdose. Hopefully you seen the ones providing prayer and comfort when you were down.
In December, 21 Savage released his second album, "I am I was", which went to the top of the Billboard 200 albums charts, and he has proved a hugely popular figure locally in Atlanta, regularly donating to charitable causes. "Literally no one", she added.
But the Sorry Not Sorry hitmaker faced a barrage of hate for her comments, later posting some of the negative backlash on her Instagram Stories page. It doesn't go deeper than that.