Demi Lovato has announced that she will be taking a break from music and the spotlight next year.

Demi Lovato Hiatus

Lovato took to Twitter Tuesday afternoon to break the news to her fans that she will be going on hiatus from her career in the entertainment industry in 2017.

“So excited for 2017. Taking a break from music and the spotlight,” Lovato tweeted. She added, “I am not meant for this business and the media ??”

Lovato’s announcement comes after she went on a tweet storm to react to criticism she received for a recent interview in which she weighed in on Taylor Swift‘s “squad” and their bodies. “I don’t see anybody in any sort of squad that has a normal body,” Lovato told Glamour, prefacing the statement by acknowledging that she might get some backlash. In the same interview, Lovato took Swift and her squad to task for targeting Katy Perry in “Bad Blood.”

Reacting to the backlash, Lovato had tweeted, “I get asked questions. I answer them. Sue me. Also don’t forget that words can be taken out of context when doing interviews.. still not apologizing for saying what everyone want to say.”

“I don’t understand why people care so much about what I say in interviews?” Lovato added. “Do y’all watch the news? Don’t y’all got s–t to worry about?”

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