Pop star Demi Lovato had recently posed nude in a series of unretouched portraits for Vanity Fair magazine. The pop star has now opened up on what inspired her to strip down.

In an exclusive interview with E! News, Lovato explained that she wanted to do “the opposite of what people are kind of expecting from me right now.” "There was never a time in my career where I was completely stripped down, not just of makeup and not just of clothes, but no Photoshop either," Lovato, who has recently released her album “Confident,” told E! News.

"We live in a world where everything is touched up, even pictures that people post on Instagram now,” she added.

Lovato shot a spontaneous editorial with photographer Patrick Ecclesine for Vanity Fair early this month. She had three rules for the photo shoot: “no makeup, no clothes, no retouching.” Staying true to her album’s name, “Confident,” the 32-year-old singer also said she wanted to make a statement to inspire women.

“For someone who's had body image issues since they were a child, I went from hating every inch of my body to showing every inch of my body to the entire world and without touching up anything,” she said.

Lovato, however, confessed that she wouldn’t have done the photo shoot six months ago. She recalled a time when someone Photoshopped her body without consent and she argued to remove the editing done on her photos. The singer/songwriter is also very vocal about her past outlook with her body image. According to her, she has undergone a lifestyle change and training.

"That's what this whole lifestyle change was about. It wasn't necessarily to lose weight, although that's a byproduct and it's awesome, but for me, I needed to get in that mental strength because that's what I felt I was lacking and needed to be strengthened," she said.

According to Vanity Fair, Lovato said she wanted to show through her raw photos, what confidence is all about.

“It means letting go, being authentic, saying I don’t give a f--- and this is who I am. I want to show the side of me that’s real, that’s liberated, that’s free,” she said.

Her new album “Confident” is set to be released on Oct. 16.

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