Demi Lovato is stepping in to replace Selena Gomez in the lineup for the Global Citizen Festival this month. The change is another piece of the fallout following Selena’s announcement that she’s taking a break due to anxiety and health issues. And it comes hot on the heels of the latest beef between Selenators and Lovatics.
“The Global Citizen Festival combines music and activism in a way that inspires and affects millions around the world,” Demi tells People. “I am proud to support this amazing organization’s ongoing efforts to improve global healthcare and to end extreme poverty.”
But swapping Demi for Selena might not be well received by some fans. After Selenators interpreted some compliments from Demi as backhanded shade, a Twitter party broke out with both fan bases going after each other.
Demi joins a star-studded lineup for the activist festival, including Rihanna, Kendrick Lamar, Major Lazer and more. The festival takes place September 24 in Central Park in New York.
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(Photo credits: Demi Lovato and Selena Gomez Instagram accounts)