Really Don't Care

Album: Demi (2013)
Charted: 26

Songfacts®:

  • This breakup song finds Demi telling her on-off lover that their split is for good and she won't change her mind. The cut is a collaboration with Want U Back singer Cher Lloyd. The pair met when Lloyd, who was a finalist on the UK's 2010 X Factor performed on the American version of the show, where Demi is a judge. A few months later the British singer got a phone call asking her to jump on the track. "First of all, I love the song. Like, I really love the song," Lloyd told MTV News. "And I was very excited to put my kind of twist on it."

    Lloyd added that agreeing to the collaboration was a no brainer, as she's a Lovato fan. "I have 'Skyscraper' and I am constantly listening to it, and I can gladly say that it makes me tear up a little bit," she said. "I mean, that girl can really sing, and it's so different. That's the thing, nowadays it's so important to be able to be recognized and to be on the radio and for people to know automatically it's you. And Demi has that and that's something I really look up to."
  • Demi's choice of Cher Lloyd to partner her on this track was influenced by her family. "Well first of all, my mom loves Cher Lloyd and my little sister loves Cher Lloyd. And I love her too. She has so much sass and attitude. They were really wanting me to do a duet with her," she told MTV News. "And so I was thinking who else would be more fun to do a collaboration with than a powerful, sassy attitude-filled girl? And there's just nobody else out there. She fit perfectly on that song."
  • Demi Lovato and Cher Lloyd performed this song together for the first time on June 15, 2013 at the B96 Pepsi Summer Bash, which was held at Bridgeview in Illinois.
  • Lovato recalled to Digital Spy of collaborating with Cher Lloyd on this track. "I remember working on that song with her on Skype - how mad is that we can do that these days?! We met when she performed on The X Factor last year - she's so sweet and super cool."
  • The song was written by Lovato and Lloyd along with Savan Kotecha, Carl Falk and Rami Yacoub, with the latter two also producing the track. Demi explained: "For me it was just about a breakup a while ago and now it's just an overall of thinking and not giving a s--t about what people say or what people think about you and your beliefs."
  • The song's music video was directed by Ryan Pallotta and filmed during Los Angeles' Gay Pride Parade on June 8, 2014. We see Demi Lovato perform the tune on a float at the parade where she served as the Grand Marshal. Lovato later invites Lloyd to deliver her rap verse and Travis Barker to bring the song home on the drums. The clip also features cameo appearances from Perez Hilton, Kat Graham, Shane Bitney Crone, Bria and Chrissy and Lovato's rumored boyfriend Wilmer Valderrama.

    Lovato told MTV News that performing at the parade sent a clear message to the haters. "When we performed that at pride there were protesters that were saying that being gay was a sin and stuff like that," she said. "And it felt amazing to sing with other people in their faces and sing "I really don't care."
  • Though Lovato originally considered this to be a song about a breakup, the singer later decided she wanted it to have a deeper meaning. "One of my good friends who is gay, we were talking about this and he said 'you know what? I would really like to see someone stand up for us. So when I heard that idea I said 'absaf–kinglutley that's amazing' and I love that we were able to turn this song into an empowering anthem rather than just another negative breakup song," she said. "It goes for not just people in the LGBT community, but for anyone that's been bullied."

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