Lovato says she had a "terrible experience" at Met Gala

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Lovato says she had a "terrible experience" at Met Gala

The 25-year-old singer has been sober for over five years after having checked herself into rehab when she was battling with substance abuse and an eating disorder, but has claimed that in 2016 she nearly relapsed after having a "miserable" time at the annual celebrity fundraising event. "It was very cliquey", Lovato told Billboard in a new interview published on Thursday (March 8th). "I remember being so uncomfortable that I wanted to drink", she admitted.

After texting her manager, Lovato made it in time for a 10 p.m. AA meeting, with some evidence of the Met Gala still lingering on her body. "And I related more to the homeless people in that meeting who struggled with the same struggles that I deal with than the people at the Met Gala".

The 25-year-old singer has been candid about her struggles with self-image and sobriety in recent years, and in a new interview with Billboard, she opens up about one night that truly tested her resolve: the 2016 Met Gala.

Speaking to Billboard magazine, Demi said: "I had a awful experience".

While Lovato doesn't appear eager to return to another Met Gala anytime soon, it seems she is determined to make sure her health remains her number one priority.

She said: 'I had a awful experience.

Demi Lovato Met Gala 2016
REX AWKWARD Demi Lovato's red carpet moment with Nicki MInaj went a little like this

It didn't take long for fans to recall drama that unfolded between Lovato and Minaj earlier that evening, when Minaj posted a photo on Instagram of her, a designer, and Lovato-but didn't tag Lovato in the photo. She later tweeted out, "p.s. some of y'all need to learn how to take a joke". I'm obviously laughing at the face that 1.

Her last hashtag referred to Nicki's infamous 'Miley, what's good?' that she said on stage at the VMAs. I look incredibly awkward and 2.

Lovato has always been up front about her struggles with alcohol - as those who saw her YouTube documentary Simply Complicated a year ago will attest. It all started when Minaj posted an image of her with Lovato and Scott at the Met Gala on Instagram.

"Sometimes there's more to the story", she wrote. "She's not the type of person who lies to you".

Sources have been quick to speculate that the celebrity in question is Nicki Minaj, whose viral Lovato-directed side-eye spawned meme after meme on the first Monday in May.