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Demi Lovato deletes Twitter account after being trolled for allegedly making fun of British rapper's arrest

File photo of Demi Lovato. Photograph:( WION Web Team )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Feb 04, 2019, 04.45 PM (IST)

Demi Lovato has deleted her Twitter account after she faced backlash on social media over tweets on rapper 21 Savage. The rapper who is a UK national was allegedly found living in the US illegally and was taken into custody recently. He currently faces the risk of being deported. 

As the news came out, Lovato wrote on Twitter on February 3: “So far 21 savage memes have been my favourite part of the Super Bowl.”

Her tweet was picked up the Twitterati and she was criticised for it. It became big after singer Offset later posted a tweet referencing to the singer. He wrote: “All the memes and s*** aint funny when somebody going through some. Praying for my dawg ain't s*** funny his fanily [sic] depending on him.”

Lovato responded to the tweet and wrote: “If you’re gonna come at me for making a joke, try coming at me with some original not involving drugs.” She then added: “F*** Twitter. This is why I don’t tweet anymore.”

She then shared one of the memes circulating about 21 Savage, which showed handwriting on paper with a quill by candlelight, alongside the caption: “ This how 21 Savage be writing his verses.”

“FYI this is the s*** I’m laughing at... not the fact that anyone is getting deported,” Lovato wrote. 

Lovato also took to Instagram and wrote: “This break couldn’t last long enough tbh”, as she shared screenshots of comments that made fun of her in light of her drug abuse episode. The singer is out of rehab and has been sober for over six months now. 

In an Instagram story, she wrote: “Wasn’t laughing at anyone getting deported. I know that’s not a joke... not have I EVER laughed at that,” she penned. “The meme I posted/was talking about was of him being writing with a feather pen. Sorry if I offended anyone. But it’s no excuse to laugh at someone’s addiction, let alone their OD.”

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The British rapper was recently found living in the US illegally and was taken into custody. He currently faces the risk of being deported.