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Demi Lovato: I've Smuggled Cocaine Onto Airplanes

Demi Lovato: I've Smuggled Cocaine Onto Airplanes

Demi Lovato has opened up about her drug use in a shocking new interview with Access Hollywood.

“Something I’ve never talked about before, but with my drug use I could hide it to where I would sneak drugs. I couldn’t go without 30 minutes to an hour without cocaine and I would bring it on airplanes,” the 21-year-old singer said. “I would smuggle it basically and just wait until everyone in first class would go to sleep and I would do it right there. I’d sneak to the bathroom and I’d do it. That’s how difficult it got and that was even with somebody [with me], I had a sober companion, somebody who was watching me 24/7 and living with me [and] I was able to hide it from them as well.”

“I was going to the airport and I had a Sprite bottle just filled with vodka and it was just nine in the morning and I was throwing up in the car and this was just to get on a plane to go back to LA to the sober living house that I was staying at…I had all the help in the world, but I didn’t want it,” Demi said about her rock bottom moment. “When I hit that moment I was like, it’s no longer fun when you’re doing it alone. I’ve really never talked about this stuff before… I don’t know if I should be sharing this.”

“I think at 19 years old, I had a moment where I was like, ‘Oh my God… that is alcoholic behavior. [It's] no longer, I’m young and rebellious and out having fun, it was, wow, I’m one of those people…I gotta get my s*** together,’” she explained.

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  • ABCD

    oh for sh*ts sakes shut the f*ck up all ready

  • Jordy

    @ABCD: Agreed! All she does is whine about her past. Blame others. Say hypocritical things. She also preaches self love but admits to never watching herself on TV so she doesn’t see what she looks like. Really? I’m so annoyed by her.

  • Patty

    Okay airlines wake up and do your job.. The Demi Lavatos of the world are sneaking drugs onto planes….doing things in bathrooms and while people fall asleep.

  • priscy

    She’s so arrogant !!!

  • Mkhay

    @Jordy: How is she whining about her past? She’s being candid on how her life was so out of control. Whether you like her or not she’s helping out girls who are going through the same thing. If she can help out one person than its worth it for her.
    As well as what does watching your own movies/tvshow have anything to do with self love? Are you saying Johnny Depp, Leonardo Dicaprio or 70% of celebrities dont love themselves just because they wont like to watch themselves. You’re a psychopath who needs to relax and gain some sympathy and human compassion.

  • LOL

    damn… Although people will accuse her and Joe Jonas of being a fame whores or whatever for being honest about their real lives as celebs… but I’m going to support them because I truly believe the world should know the real cost of fame and the real lives they live. I was never a fan of either celebs but this inclines me to respect them a bit, because they are admitting that their behavior was shameful and that they were unhappy doing it.

    This will open regular people’s eyes and make them appreciate their life much more. There is very little happiness in fame. True happiness is achieved by those who have a comfortable life (financially, emotionally) and have a healthy and respectful relationship with their family.

  • hahah

    @LOL: Might be her case but most celebs live happily with themselves. Trust me.

  • Alaia

    She’s as desperate and talentless as the gay guy that she allegedly lost his virginity to.

  • Leah

    @hahah: And you are so sure of this because…?

  • ABCD

    @Mkhay: @LOL: Their promoting themselves and getting publicity . THAT’S ALL THEY DO!!!!!

  • Leva

    okay I get it now all you ever did was do drugs, (somehow smuggle them on airlines, I am pretty sure it was her private jet or she paid the airline because no way in hell she’ll be able to get on a plane with them) and what was is cut yourself for no reason??? and go to rehab or angry issues??????? damn I am happy I never watch/brought any of her products… but no worries now she has it all together , is dating that one creepy,old, man,and is never doing that again

  • hahah

    @Leah: Because the people around them kiss their as*es and they earn way too much with many holidays. They also have a lot of free time worrying about what or how they look like. That’s the explanation for the emptyness of many of them.

  • Not the Truth


  • funny9

    I think she is just being honest. Let her be. At least she’s not trying to act like she’s perfect.

  • Cal

    I give her credit for have a sense of responsibility and being honest enough to open up to the world about such intimidate issues, and probably in the process helping other people in similar situations. If you call that arrogant or misguided or even, well, just call it bad, you obviously are missing an empathy component. Maybe you should realize that you’re in front of a screen and she’s in front of a camera. Who wins?

  • Ego

    @ABCD: why should she shut up when you won’t? Contradicting don’t you think?

  • James

    @Jordy: Hey jordy. You’re the one talking about it right now. So of course she’s going to talk about since you guys continue to bring it up. Also maybe your inability to read hampers your common sense skills but no where did she blame anyone for this. Are you mentally impaired or something?

  • JoeChief

    @priscy: how is she arrogant? Your comment makes no sense. Stay in school sweetie,

  • Jackson lee jones

    @Alaia: wait if the guy she lost her virginity to is gay, then how would they have sex? Can’t you even insult people properly? Why can’t demi lovato have smart haters?

  • Anna

    @Leva: You know nothing about her. She didn’t just do drugs and she has been struggling since she was a little kid. She started cutting herself when she was 8 years old!! EIGHT! She was bullied so badly that she started treating herself badly as a little kid because she thought she wasn’t good enough. She was cornered in the bathroom by a bunch of nasty bullies and she thought they were going to hurt her, she quit school after that happened. Do you think every celebrity has this perfect life? Well they don’t because they are people do and things hurt them. She was thrust into the spotlight when she was already having severe issues and that is what led her to do drugs. At least she is honest about all she has done wrong, more than I can say about most people in the world. The fact that she can be honest to the world and say all the bad and illegal things she has done is brave. Get a life hater!

  • Tommyjaymonroe

    @ABCD: no s— Sherlock. She’s a public figure, this is her job. Are you mental or were you born with half a brain or something?

  • Tommyjaymonroe

    @Leva: yet you’re talking about her now and giving her more promotion. It’s nice to know that even her mentally inept haters can promote her career. Thanks leva. There is use for your mental stupidity after all!

  • Leva

    @Anna: ok she was bullied and cut herself, she had to quit school , and she was FORCED into the spotlight? that happens to kids and teens all the time in America……its not knew and those kids learn to deal with it or do something about it, plus according to HER that all happen when she was younger so why is she doing drugs in her teens? Doing drugs…wait no smuggling drugs on a plane that’s NEW . No one forced her to do drugs and to talk about it NOW that she’s not relevant and no one buys her shit anymore is selfish and don’t bring the honest sh1t up because if it wasn’t HER you would be saying something different.

  • Tommyjaymonroe

    @Leva: You’re either incredibly stupid or completely ignorant. It’s not uncommon at all for teenagers to do drugs in their teens. There are reports of people doing drugs as young as fifteen years old and those who aren’t famous. So you bringing her fame up is irrelevant and frankly a dumb argument. Also are you saying there is no relationship between being famous and doing drugs? I guess you’re not aware of the history between drugs and being a celebrity. But let me ask you something. If she isn’t relevant, then why are you talking about her? And it no one was guy her stuff, then how did she earn those gold and platinum singles? Obviously she has enough pull to get idiots like you talking about her. Do you actually think about what you say before you say it?

  • Ego

    @Leva: if you actually bothered to do an ounce of research, you’d know that nobody self harms themselves for no reason. So that aspect of your ridiculous argument is off. Also if you never bought any of her products or cared for her, then why are you talking about her now? I think you’re secretly in love with her. Otherwise you wouldn’t be talking about her in such a manner. Sorry but I don’t like this particular celebrity dates anonymous losers who can’t speak English, just saying.

  • James

    Actually she was homeschooled. She has a high school diploma you invalid. That was the first mistake you made. Th second mistake you made was assuming she’s the only teenager who ever did drugs. She isn’t. Famous and not so famous teenagers do drugs all the time. But like other people have asked. If she’s not relevant, then why are you talking about her? For someone who isn’t relevant, she seems to be bringing in the news for these sites. Go back to school Hun. You’re ignorance and stupidity is showing.

  • Paul

    Don’t forget she is part Hispanic being a drug dealer is her heritage.

  • Beverly

    @Paul:Your comment and is out of topic and since you want to be a racist well I guess your white so your heritage is to be fat

  • liz

    Some of you sound very young and ignorant, so I understand where your ideas are coming from.

    The thing with Demi Lovato is that she is one of those people that is not trying to build any kind of image. She is not calculating or pretentious. She is not trying to come off as squeaky clean, OR as some wild-child party girl. I think she is genuine in telling these stories. There are no other young, successful celebrities that have revealed this kind of personal information. Anyway, I don’t think she is looking for any pats on the back. I think she carries a lot of shame and guilt around with her, and she feels like she doesn’t know what to do with it. So she talks about it. That’s all.

  • aimoo

    everyone here is such a HATER. god she’s being honest. her coming to the realization that she was turning into someone that just spent their time partying instead of actually doing anything significant with their lives is a REAL experience. i have friends at that age that i wish would’ve had the same friken epiphany.

  • James

    @Paul: funny you say that since America hosts the most drug dealers in the entire world. You suck at pop culture reference.

  • Neil

    I have certainly heard the name before but I couldn’t tell you who she is. Is she anyone? …. A Paris Hilton type celebrity?

  • James

    @Neil: you’re not a very good hater if you’re telling us that you know of her.

    If you’re gonna troll, do a better job Hun.

  • Really?

    Really,and you know this how? There’s a BIG price for fame and money is NOT the solution to everything. You never know what demons someone is battling inside so don’t be naive by believing that everything that glitters is gold my friend.

  • bassetcase


    don,t think she,s still not doing it,,

  • bassetcase

    @<a href="/2013/12/10/demi-lovato-ive-smuggled-cocaine-onto-airplanes/comment-page-1/#comment-28328036
    "she,s still doing the blow comme on,,

  • Really?

    Um You do know that being Hispanic is a matter of your ethnicity while being from America is a matter of your residence. Yeah, not a good point. #jussayin

  • Yes

    Really,and you know this how? There’s a BIG price for fame and money is NOT the solution to everything. You never know what demons someone is battling inside so don’t be naive by believing that everything that glitters is gold my friend.

  • Tiya

    I’m not sure why we have to respect her any more than we would any other drug addict/alcoholic. I’m not going to applaud anyone for stopping a behavior he or she should have never engaged in to begin with. And I’m certainly not going to think she is “helping” someone by spending all of her money on cocaine and alcohol, then being honest about it. Wow, she’s being honest about being a selfish, douche of a human being. Good for her. Being a role model isn’t saying hey I’m a drug addict, alcoholic that cuts myself …and oh yeah and I snuck cocaine on a plane and rejected the help of every person that ever tried to be there for me. Being a role model is about being above the influence, making changes with things you are not happy with and actually dealing with life’s problems. She gets no kudos from me. There are plenty of celebrities out there that use their fame to do good. I’ll look to them for role model status.

  • http://anniebiebs_19 lovatic cutie

    she talks about her past to show others that no matter what,we can get through it..she gives us hope..she saves millions of lives becuz of her past..and what do u do?hide behind a computer and hate on others…