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Gabrielle Olya
August 20, 2015 03:00 PM

Demi Lovato is defending her racy shoot for the September issue of Cosmopolitan magazine.

The singer, 23, flaunts her curves in very low-cut silver sequined romper for the magazine’s cover – and she’s not apologizing for showing some serious skin.

“It took so much for me to get to a place where I would feel comfortable enough to do that, and if anything it’s [for] all of my fans who know my story and my journey,” Lovato – who has struggled with eating disorders in the past – told E! News. “I’ve gone from hating every inch of my body to doing a photo shoot in my underwear in front of the entire world.”

Demi Lovato

Lovato wants her self-confidence to outshine the overt sexiness of the photos.

“That’s more of a statement to me than looking sexy on a magazine cover,” she said. “It’s so important for me to show people that.”

For anyone who says the pop star is a bad influence, Lovato has a simple solution.

“Watch your damn kids,” she said. “If you don’t want them reading the magazine, watch your kids!”

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Lovato recently posted on Instagram about learning to love her curves, thanks to a little help from longtime boyfriend, Wilmer Valderrrama.

“Learn to lurrrrrvveee yerrrrr currrrrvveees,” she captioned a post last month. “I actually used to hate them… But then a special someone helped me learn how to love them… And he sure loves them….”

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