Demi Lovato is featured in the latest issue of Cosmopolitan, exposing both her cleavage and a great deal of information about difficult personal life.
The singer, whose father recently died, admits that she entertained thoughts of taking her own life at a very early age.
"I was suicidal. I was seven," Lovato tells the magazine of when she worked on the kids show Barney & Friends. "I've talked about being bullied and the years of being a teenager, but I went through things when I was younger that I've never talked about that probably caused me to turn out the way I ended up turning out."
Demi won't divulge the details just yet, but consider the following lyrics within the track "Warrior."
A little girl grew up too fast/All it took was once, I'll never be the same/Now I'm taking back my life today."
They certainly hint at some kind of unwanted sexual experience, yet Lovato would only talk in broad terms about the single:
"My family knows what it's about. When I'm ready to open up that subject with the outside world, then I'll be free to talk about it. But right now, it's kind of one of those things where the lyrics speak for me. It's all in the song."
In a separate interviews, Lovato told Fashion Magazine that she used to be a fake role model. Now? She hopes she can be a real one.
"I just feel like God gave me a voice, not just to sing with. He put me through those things, which seemed horrible at the time, but they were so worth it. With the obstacles I've overcome, I can help people."
How so? By offering up sobering, straightforward advice from someone who has been there.
After all, "that's what makes me a badass," Lovato says. "Being a badass is handling your shit."