Demi Lovato is not denying that ’29’ is a diss track on Wilmer Valderrama
Demi Lovato will not come out and say that her new song “29” is about the age difference between her and ex-boyfriend Wilmer Valderrama, but she believes the song speaks for itself.
The 29-year-old singer admitted to Zane Lowe in an Apple Music interview on Wednesday, “I would be lying if I said I didn’t have a ton of anxiety about putting out this song,” For some reason, I told myself, “I just said, ‘I have to go for this. I have to own my truth.’”
In reference to her relationship with Valderrama from 2010 to 2016, Lovato said, “sometimes saying less is more.”
“I’m very careful with the way that I answer these questions because I feel like the song says it all. … I don’t have to say too much, to be honest.” star said.
Earlier this month, when Lovato initially teased “29,” many fans assumed that the song was about the “That ’70s Show” star, who was 29 years old when he first met the then-17-year-old “Camp Rock” star.
“Finally 29 / Funny, just like you were you at the time,” she sings. “Thought it was a teenage dream / Just a fantasy / But was it yours or was it mine?”
Singer Demi Lovato sings, after declaring herself “too young to drink wine,” “Just five years of bleeders, student and a teacher / Far from innocent / What the f–k’s consent? / Numbers told you not to / But that didn’t stop you.”
When queried by Lowe about the insightful lyrics, the Grammy nominee explained that she gained “perspective” after turning 29.
She explained, “Turning 29 was a huge eye opener for me.” Then I went to therapy and had some epiphanies, and that is when my life changed and I was able to write this song and express all those feelings.
Lovato claimed in her 2017 documentary, “Simply Complicated,” that she and Valderrama “began dating” when she was 18 years old.
The two remained friendly after their breakup, with the pop-rock diva stating that she will “always” love the “NCIS” actor.
“You don’t share six years with somebody and not give them a piece of your heart and vice versa,” she explained. “I’m pretty sure that I’m not going to meet anybody that compares to him.”
Lovato told Harper’s Bazaar that she and her now-42-year-old ex were no longer “in each other’s lives” after she wished him “nothing but the best” upon learning of his 2020 engagement to Amanda Pacheco.