That Twit-show happened a few months back when Kesha's legal case was breaking everyone's heart. Taylor Swift donated $250,000 to Kesha for legal support, a move which influenced a subtle jab on the part of Lovato, an outspoken supporter of abuse victims.
There was also some stuff on Instagram Lovato wrote that made people think/hope a Swift-Lovato feud was about to happen. That didn't quite materialize, though given Lovato's recent comments, it's quite obvious there's still not a lot of love between the two pop stars.
"I get carried away on Twitter, and that’s what I said, and that’s that," Lovato told Refinery29. Then she added:
Listen, there’s nothing positive that comes from pitting women against each other. There are women that I don’t get along with, and that’s fine. My thing is, don’t brand yourself a feminist if you don’t do the work. I have an immense amount of respect for women like Lena Dunham...or Beyoncé, who make amazing political statements through their work.
Lovato's shade is great because it's open: she's not throwing down Swift per se. She is, however, quite bluntly saying she won't be in any #squad pics soon while also suggesting that people in a position of power should be aware of how they present themselves and use their standing to good effect.
It's a bit of a bummer that Swift and Lovato are on the outs, because they could make some catchy ass songs together.