Demi Lovato is back to performing live. And in addition to singing tracks off of her just-released album Unbroken, she's also dazzling crowds with her stirring first-person rendition of Lil Wayne's "How to Love."
Video of her singing the track has become a viral smash, and when MTV News caught up with the "Skyscraper" singer on Wednesday afternoon (September 21), she seemed pumped to talk about the cover. "I just loved the way that Lil Wayne took a risk doing the song 'How to Love,' and when I really listened to it, it's such a great song."
The song is about a damaged young woman who has never really known the power of true love, but finds strengths in her experiences as the song closes out. Lovato found a female empowerment theme in the single and decided to perform it as the female character. "It has such a deep meaning to it and I wanted to perform that and I put a little spin on it and tried to make it a little more empowering," she explained. "And I think it fit with the platform and the message that I have with my fans."
So, has Lovato heard from Wayne about her acoustic version? "No, I haven't," she said. "If I did, I would die of happiness."
Lovato was equally excited when we asked whether fans might soon catch her performing the track onstage with Wayne. "Oh, I don't know," she said. "Oh my gosh, that would be amazing. I've never met him in my life, so if I got to be on stage with him, I would just die."