Lovato keeps it real, plans for the future

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First Posted: 12/16/2014

The door is not completely shut, but it seems as if Demi Lovato has moved on from her album “Demi” to her next project.

“I’ve started writing new stuff,” Lovato revealed to “Ralphie Tonight” as she wrapped up the North American leg of her world tour in October. “I’ve also started recording new stuff so I’m already in the process of the next album.”

She may even already have her eye on a future recording mate. Lovato is a fan of rapper Iggy Azalea, and had recently posed for a photo on her Twitter account with the Australian star.

“It was like quick in passing but she was cool,” Lovato said of the exchange. “And I want to do a collaboration for sure.”

But at the same time, the “Really Don’t Care” singer was still undecided on closing the “Demi” chapter of her career.

“I don’t know. I’m thinking about possibly releasing another (single) but I also just really want to get to work on my new music so we’ll see.”

Lovato had an idea of what the final single from her fourth studio album would be, but she wouldn’t tip her hand to us. We spoke backstage at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, on the last night of her tour in the states. Albeit a bit sleep-deprived, Lovato was in great spirits as she reflected on the trek.

“I’ve had so much fun,” she said. “Everyone is so great, and it’s so great to end it on a high note.”

MKTO, who scored a huge hit in 2014 with “Classic,” supported Lovato for the entire tour. Christina Perri also joined the shows for most of the dates.

“I’ve gotten to know Christina much better and we’ve gotten really close,” Lovato said. “It’s been amazing.”

Also with the tour comes obligations like meeting with the press and meet-and-greets. Lovato does not take either task, especially the latter one, lightly. The pop star realizes that the relationship she has with her fans, who affectionately call themselves “Lovatics,” is one of the reasons that she is able to live out her dream.

“I’ve seen people with meet-and-greets that just get rushed through and I’ve had an experience before where I meet the celebrity and I was like, ‘Oh, that was a bummer,’ and it kind of ruined the concert,” she explained. “So having that in mind, plus how much they do for me… they’re standing in line, they’re coming early to the show, they love me enough to want to meet me… and on top of that, they’re paying to meet me. I never want to ruin that experience for anybody.”