Lovato just hit the stage at the 2020 Billboard Music Awards to perform her politically tinged ballad “Commander in Chief.” Wearing a blue blazer, playing piano and backed by a powerful choir, the singer vocalized her discontent with the administration of President Donald Trump with her performance.
“Commander in Chief, honestly / If I did the things you do / I couldn’t sleep, seriously / Do you even know the truth?” the 28-year-old sang. “We’re in a state of crisis, people are dyin’ / While you line your pockets deep / Commander in Chief / how does it feel to still / Be able to breathe?”
The ballad — written by Lovato, Julia Michaels, FINNEAS, Justin Tranter, and Eren Cannata and referencing the police killing of George Floyd earlier this year — came out just weeks ahead of Election Day and as voters across the country head to early voting sites to cast their ballots.
The words “VOTE” shined bright behind the BBMAs stage.