Demi Lovato looks back at her troubled past in new "I Love Me" video


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Demi Lovato is not ashamed of all the struggles she has been through. The singer looks back at all the hurdles she has overcome in her life and the relationships she has lost in the new video for her single, "I Love Me." She premiered the music clip on Friday, March 6, and it is filled with Easter eggs and symbolism about her journey. 

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The music video contains odes to her past and her biggest career moments on the Disney Channel, as well as fallen friendships with people like the Jonas Brothers. The singer also shares a vulnerable moment in her life when she walks by an ambulance carrying an older version of herself. 

Demi added an impactful scene to her video.

She walks by an ambulance and EMTs carrying a woman out in a stretcher, and Demi gently places her hand on her, as if assuring her, "You're going to be OK." This might be referencing the day that Demi was rushed to the hospital in July 2018 after she reportedly suffered an overdose after a night of partying. 

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There are also a bride and groom who quickly flash through the screen.

Soon after the ambulance scene, a blonde woman wearing a wedding dress and a man in a suit flash through the screen. Since it happens right after the ambulance scene, perhaps it represents that her ex-boyfriend Wilmer Valderrama, whom she dated for six years, recently got engaged to model Amanda Pacheco.

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She walks past a group of friends she left behind.

Not all friendships are meant to last a lifetime, no matter how solid they might seem. Demi's friendship with Nick Jonas came to a halt a few years ago, after they toured together and basically grew up being best friends. The pair were known to be the best of friends until there was a rift in their friendship. Demi was reportedly not invited to the singer's wedding to Priyanka Chopra in 2018. The "Anybody" singer gives a nod to Nick reuniting with his brothers, the Jonas Brothers, and she walks past them with a sly smile on her face.

The singer openly talked about comparing herself to other women.

She recently opened up about how tough her battle with her eating disorder has been, and how she often struggled with what she ate and comparing herself to other women. She also recently revealed that her former management team used to remove fruits and sugars from her hotel rooms to manage her weight. 

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Demi also talked about the "voices in her head."

In the video, Demi shows her battle between her darker side and the lighter side. She has been open about her battle with bipolar disorder. She talked about how tough it is to overcome her own thoughts about herself that insist on criticizing and ripping herself apart.

Demi gives a shout-out to her mom.

There is a part where two young girls are walking with a woman who looks a lot like Demi's mom, Dianna De La Garza. Demi's mom raised the singer and her sister Dallas on her own for a while after their biological dad left them.  

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She flashes back to a past version of herself.

Demi rocked these one-piece outfits onstage a lot during her The Future Now tour, which she co-headlined with Nick Jonas in 2016. This was back when she was still under her old management and she felt as if every part of her life was under their "control," which she recently revealed is what led her to relapse. 

She looks back at her Disney Channel days.

Demi got her start on the Disney Channel when she was cast for the lead role in the hit Camp Rock movies alongside the Jonas Brothers. That role catapulted her into worldwide fame and led her to find massive success when she was just a teenager. From that point forward, Demi became a household name.

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Watch the full video to catch more Easter eggs.

The song is empowering yet extremely vulnerable and raw. Demi talks about loving people and wanting people more than she does herself--and forgetting her value just because something isn't going her way--and that is something that most women can relate to. Watch the video here and pay attention for more symbolism about her journey while listening to the powerful lyrics of "I Love Me."

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