Demi Lovato Covers Lil Wayne’s ‘How to Love’ [Video]

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Demi Lovato taught her NYC fans “How to Love” by covering Lil Wayne’s Carter IV smash during her show at Hammerstein Ballroom last night. The 19-year-old pop star performed the acoustic rap ballad in first person, forgetting some of the lyrics but persevering on.

“I am going to cover a song right now. It is by a rap artist, not a rap song, and it’s on the radio right now. Do you guys know what it is?” she asked the crowd of screaming fans.

Demi’s new album Unbroken, in stores Tuesday, features some hip-hop flavor courtesy of Missy Elliott and Timbaland, who appear on the flirty party cut “All Night Long.”



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63 Comments

  1. -

    I’m not hating but she needs to stop trying to be an R&B singer. I just don’t fit her.

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    DrakoDramatik Reply:

    @-, actually her vocal transfers over to RnB very well….and on few lines she sound similar(not the same)to JoJo!

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    Lisa Reply:

    @-, I thought she actually made this sound a lot more interesting. Ten times better than Lil Wayne, in my opinion.

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    love Reply:

    @Lisa, I think she sonuds beautiful singing this song and it sounds nice from a womans voice(demi) but i think it sounds better from a guys voice(lil wayne)

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  2. Ty' DeMarious

    Love demi lovato; beautiful voice.
    She should do a studio version (y)

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  3. -

    I know this is just a cover, but she is missing something

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  4. uhuh

    Weezy owns mainstream rap.

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  6. Sasha

    I’m not a big fan of her but honestly this was AMAZING !

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  7. josephine

    Damn that was great Wow Weezy would be proud.

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  8. shay

    um, did we watch the same thing.
    how was this great/AMAZING?

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  9. Nahjee

    That picture got me hard she got her mouth open ya already know what I wanna stick in there

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  10. RUKiddingMe

    1) if you are gonna cover a song, make sure you know the words
    2) didn’t sound too amazing to me
    3) leave the “cool urban shit” to JoJo. She know how to do it organically. stick to Disney girl
    4) the urban tracks on her album sounds like JoJo circa 2004 (like I said…leave the cool shit to JoJo.

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    Mi Reply:

    @RUKiddingMe, LMAO! I agree. this girl can sing pretty good but she is no Jojo. Stick to Camp Rock. You can’t compete with Jojo on the cool tip.

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    - Reply:

    @Mi, LMFAO

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  11. demi

    demi is my idol! she really is. i was there last night and almost cried my eyes out. now watching this video is giving me chills!

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  14. tell'em

    She really needs to do a studio version too. She has some vocal chops. Anyone denying that is just a hate.

    She’s likely a better singer than your fave.. #GetMADstayMADdieMAD

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  15. kal

    f-ing white girls…

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  17. Bunny

    This chick got some serious vocal chops. In my opinion, the only girl in her age bracket that has a stronger voice is Jo Jo. Jo Jo is #1 vocally & Demi #2.
    Good job on this cover!

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    ghudz Reply:

    @Bunny, I agree on you!

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  18. INCAS

    shame she forgot the lyrics. pretty good anyway plus she is hot. and she can sing great live

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  19. koolkidsJA

    This is amazing!!!! she sounds so good!!

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  20. fe

    lol it’s so funny how she forgot the lyrics.. happens at times but she sounded amazing lol!

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  21. Fury

    When JoJo first came out people tried to bash her for being a white girl with an R&B edge. Now all of a sudden, she’s the only one allowed to have that edge? Y’all sound simple.

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    @Fury, Lol but Demi don’t sound R&B

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  22. @HeOn_Lock

    It’s So Funny To See Her Go From Disney To This!

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  23. Jess

    She sounded good. I actually think her and Jojo should tour together.

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    joey Reply:

    @Jess, id go

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  24. Drea

    I really like this cover actually, excluding the lyric mishaps. And get over yourselves, it’s a damn cover, there’s nothing wrong with slipping up on a line. She’s not the first nor last artist to mess up a line while covering someone else’s song. And tbh you’re either and idiot or deaf if you say her voice doesn’t suit urban pop/R&B. I believe it’s what she grew up singing. Listen to her live performance of My Love is Like a Star or Lightweight or her mercy on me cover before you speak. It fits her more than any other genre. And she’s not trying to, she’s doing it. Talk all the shit you want but I heard her album and it’s flawless. No matter what genre she sings, she still slays about 90% of today’s mainstream artists vocally. She has a larger range and lung capacity than most singers her age, and she keeps growing as a vocalist. Anyway, I love this cover.

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    @Drea, Lmfao you dont know what soul is, because there was no soul on none of those songs.

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  25. Maurice

    Some of yall is trippin’. She slayed this, mess ups or not, her voice is incredible. R&B or urban pop I should say is what she should have been doing all along. And if you disagree, you probably have shitty taste in music and/or vocalists. I might just cop her album. She’s sexy af too. That’s besides the point tho.

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  26. Life

    By the way….She is not White, She is spainish.

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  27. Dominique

    I’d take her over JoJo any day to be honest. JoJo is overrated to me. And I find it funny how someone says she shouldn’t make R&B because it doesn’t fit her voice. People said the same thing to Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera, etc. when they switched there style to a more R&B type vibe. But that shit worked out real well for them didn’t it? Do ya thing Demi, it’s working. She’s snatching wigs and I love it. btw I loved her How to Love cover.

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  28. jeremydante

    ay, fuck what anyone is saying demi lovato killed this shit & put her own twist on it. after the 1:40 mark, her range fuckn swept me off my feet. love her & have so much more respect for her- had no idea she was this talented.

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  29. Emily Ann V

    Seriously?!?! So she messed up, it’s not her song, and at least shes singing live. And beautifully at that. I’d like to see you get up from behind your computer screen, off your fat lazy ass, and go sing that song half a well as she did. Even in the studio people can’t sound half as good as she does live. So shut the hell up, I think I heard your microwave beeping, it’s your leftover Mcdonalds with a side of douche bag. In fact you have a lot in common with that, your fattening, you leave behind sweat marks, and the only person that will touch you is some old sweaty guy with chest hair that has last nights popcorn left in it. Dont go hating on my girl, you have no right. Love you <3

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  30. Ghudz

    good version but trying to be like Jojo.

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    Lisa Reply:

    @Ghudz, and I guess JoJo is trying to be like Beyoncé, right? It doesn’t make sense to me. Demi shows that she can lay down some pipes and all of a sudden it’s not authentic anymore? Like she’s obligated to suck, ’cause of her image… Ridiculous.

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    - Reply:

    @Ghudz, I agree she is. JoJo is the queen

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  31. Audrey

    Good attempt. Can’t touch JoJo though but they should do a duet together. They both got some of the best voices in music right now + Adele, Pink, Jill Scott, Beyonce, Jessie J & Hayley Willuams. All singing ass fools!

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  32. Enat

    Duhh!!!
    That was totally amazing… all of you guys hatin on this are all deaf…
    And how did jojo get in to this??
    Jojo and Demi have different unique voices..
    Just wait till all of you hear her new songs!
    Totally amazing!
    Demi brings a new style in RnB songs, it’s like mixing Pop Rock and RnB into one…

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  36. -

    What the hell does JoJo have to do with demi? JoJo is NOT even overrated, she us underrated actually. Yes I agree demi’s voice isn’t R&B at all. She’s good though.

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  39. Fan Of A Fan

    she is the ONLY disney singer that can actually sing ! cos for some reason disney is obsessed with making actors into singers “/

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  40. Alex!

    All of sudden when I hear a woman sing this song (a woman that has dealt with self-esteem issues /cutting herself) this song seems SOOOO DEEEPPPP.

    A lot of women don’t know how to love themselves or wait for TRUE love, b|c we’ve had a lot of crooks deceive us. BUT THERE IS RESTORATION IN JESUS, HE CAN TEACH YOU HOW TO LOVE/ACCEPT LOVE. HE IS LOVE.

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  41. Melissa

    Oh please, you’re insane if you think she doesn’t have a voice for R&B. She killed that song My Love is Like a Star which is definitely R&B. Not to mention this cover is not meant to be R&B, it’s simply acoustic. And JoJo doesn’t have shit to do with this. As an artists JoJo is underrated but as a vocalist she’s overrated in my opinion. Not only is Demi an amazing singer, but her voice is also very versatile & unique. That’s one of the reasons she’s constantly praised for her vocals. That’s why JoJo herself went on a whole rant on twitter about how amazing Demi’s vocal ability is. And how huge of a fan she is. And how she’s got so much soul and power in her voice. She’s the only Disney star who can actually sing. She’s been underrated for years, it’s about time she gets the spotlight. Since she covers a song by a rap artist that means she’s trying to be like JoJo LOLOL that makes no sense at all. If that’s the case JoJo is trying to be like Timberlake or Bieber because they’ve also covered songs by rappers. Anyway, can’t wait for her album to come out, everything I’ve heard so far sounds amazing. And I love the way she changed the lyrics to a first person scenario, made it even better.

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    - Reply:

    @Melissa, You act like people said she couldnt sing or something

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    Bri Reply:

    @Melissa, Demi has power in her voice, but no soul.She makes that My love is like a star sound pop. And don’t even bother replying because I can tell from your comment that you don’t even listen to R&B soul and don’t have a clue what real soul should sound like.

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    - Reply:

    @Bri, I agree. There is no soul. No feeling

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  42. Jennifer

    This cover is really good tho. I like her & JoJo but they’re two completely different singers, and they’re both way better than most of today’s singers. All I’ma say is watch these before you say she shouldn’t sing R&B. youtube.com/watch?v=zdMBYaMTZXM youtube.com/watch?v=6dhW1gk_epk

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  43. Lisa

    I don’t think this album is going to be the “death” of Beyoncé’s career. Do you realize just how solid her fanbase is? She has accomplished so many great things. At this point, the only one who can impair her name, is Beyoncé herself. People (myself included) respect her too much. We know what she’s been through in order to get where she is.
    Same goes for Rihanna. 4 wasn’t the “death” of her career, right? I think it’s safe to say that Beyoncé is a much more powerful artist than Rihanna, so there’s absolutely no logic in thinking that Beyoncé’s career is at risk.

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    Lisa Reply:

    @Lisa, excuse me. That comment was meant for the post on Rihanna’s new single.

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  44. LOUISE

    PEOPLE SHUT UP, SHE KNOWS THE WORD, SHE JUST MADE A TWIST INTO IT.. SHE HAS BEEN HAVING A EATING DISORDER, AND HUGE INSECURITIES, AND WHEN SHE SANG ” I DESERVE THE BEST AM BEAUTIFUL ” .. DO YOU KNOW HOW INSPIRING IT IS? SHE HAS FINALLY REALIZED HER BEAUTY, AND SHE IS SHOWING US YOUNG GIRL THAT LIVES IN THIS PRESSUREFULL WORLD THAT WE ARE ALL BEAUTIFUL! LOOK AT THE CONTENT BEFORE ANYTHING ELSE, CRAPPY PEOPLE!

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  45. Me

    Wow she can sing any thang
    I love her
    And that wonderful smile
    Can’t liv w/out it I smile when I see her
    Beautiful self

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    Poi Reply:

    Your reply sucks

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  46. Jj

    U right

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  47. Bella

    @LOUISE,
    Thanks:) for b in a good person

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