Accused by the tabloids of stealing Wilmer Valderrama away from Lindsay Lohan, Ashlee Simpson’s new single, “Boyfriend,” contains a message in its chorus – which goes, “I didn’t steal your boyfriend.”
Still, Simpson claims the refrain is not aimed at Lohan.
“It’s not about one person in particular. It’s just something every girl can relate to … (how) every girl out there sometimes thinks you stole her boyfriend. It’s just making fun of that,” Simpson, 20, said of the song at this weekend’s 2005 Teen Choice Awards, MTV News reports.
Still, reflecting the message of the upheavals in her own life, Simpson’s upcoming album, scheduled to be released Oct. 11, has undergone a change of name, from In Another Life to the more personal I Am Me.
“I’ve been through a lot this year, and with my records I always think it’s really important to just put your whole self out there, and I feel like it definitely has that element,” Simpson says.
Among the hurdles she’s faced was last October’s humiliating lip-synching debacle on Saturday Night Live.
“There was a moment where I felt really broken and didn’t know what to do with myself, and I wrote a song about picking yourself back up … it’s okay, because we all fall on our face,” she said. “And I’m really happy with the song. It’s called ‘Beautifully Broken.'”
Furthermore, Simpson is reportedly ready to return to the scene of the crime.
“It’s not confirmed yet, but I want to do it,” she tells Billboard of her discussions to host and perform on Saturday Night Live around the release date of her new album. “I’ve battled those demons. I’m ready to go back out and do it again.”