Dec. 4 (UPI) -- Demi Lovato opened up about her partying ways during an interview for Nylon magazine's December issue.
The 21-year-old singer has made quite the 180 turn since famously entering rehab in 2010. The "Neon Light" singer went from dealing with an eating disorder and self mutilation to becoming a strong role model for her millions of fans. But getting from one point to the other wasn't easy.
"I would like to separate myself from being the girl who overcame her issues, or the Disney chick who ended up in rehab while she was still on Disney. I don't want people to hear my songs on the radio and be like, 'Oh, that's the girl who cut herself.' Now I have probably the best relationship between any artist and their fans, because I have no secrets."
Lovato tells Nylon that being the breadwinner in her house had a lot to do with her rebellious antics.
"My parents tried to control me, but I'd be like, 'Oh really, I'm grounded? Well, I pay the bills,'" the former Disney star says. "They did the best they could. And I think that's why a lot of young stars struggle when they're making money or providing for their family. My mentality was 'Work hard, play hard.' It was hard to listen to the word 'no.'"
"I wanted to make my own rules," she adds. "I thought that if I was adult enough to get there, then I could party like an adult. And obviously, I couldn't."
But having overcome her troubles was only the beginning. Lovato told Nylon she wanted to direct her own movie, host her own show, write songs for other artists, have her own makeup and skincare line and be an author.
"I want to do a lot more philanthropy work, and for a while there I thought I wanted to go to law school," she added.
Nylon's December issue featuring Lovato is out now.
Demi Lovato (Nylon)