X Factor USA: Demi Lovato blasts rappers over “bath salts” song

New X Factor USA judge Demi Lovato was left decidedly unimpressed when wannabes who auditioned for the show performed a rap about the legal high drug Ivory Wave, which is known as “bath salts.”

19 year old Demi seemed “visibly upset” during the song, and afterwards, she blasted the rappers, saying, “It’s really irresponsible to be rapping about drugs in front of kids.”

E! News reports that the rappers then tried to “make excuses” but Demi was having none of it.

She angrily retorted, “You talked about bath salts, I heard you.”

The drug has been blamed on a number of deaths among those who’ve taken it, and because the ingredients of the drug aren’t listed on the product’s packaging, it remains a mystery as to what exactly it contains…

Symptoms of those who’ve taken Ivory Wave include paranoia, hallucinations, high blood pressure, agitation and an increased risk of suicide.

Apropos of Demi’s alleged issues with drugs, she checked herself into rehab in October 2010 after she had a fight with a dancer Alex Welch during the Jonas Brothers World Tour.

However, shortly after she left rehab facility, during an interview with Fabulous magazine, Demi wouldn’t discuss her rumoured addiction to cocaine.

She said, “It’s something I don’t really want to talk about. What I can say is that I was depressed.

“I would come off stage in front of 18,000 people and suddenly be alone in a hotel room.

“I’d come crashing down and would try and find a way to recreate that feeling to stay up.”

She added, “Promoters gave me drugs and alcohol in restaurants or clubs. They wanted me to come back so I would be seen there.

“They were basically kissing my ass. I thought they were my friends. I thought I was having fun. Being a celebrity can be dangerous.

“Nobody says ‘no’. That’s why so many end up overdosing and dying. It could definitely have happened to me.”

It hasn’t been revealed if the wannabes made it through, but I’m going to guess they didn’t. However, we’ll find out when the show returns to Fox later this year.

Lynn is an editor and writer here at Unreality TV and is a trained psychotherapist and the author of two books. She's addicted to soaps, period drama and reality TV shows such as X Factor, Big Brother, BGT and I'm A Celeb.