Pop singer Demi Lovato showed support for retired Olympian Bruce Jenner by dedicating one of her empowering tracks about bravery to the star at a concert in New Zealand over the weekend (25-26Apr15).
Kim Kardashian's step-father confirmed his gender identity crisis during an interview with newswoman Diane Sawyer that aired in America on Friday (24Apr15), confirming long-running rumours that he has decided to transition from male to female.
Jenner received praise and support on social media from many stars, including Kardashian's friend Lovato, who wrote on Twitter.com, "brucejenner so beyond brave... You're going to save lives by sharing your story... God bless you and your heroic soul."
During her tour stop in Auckland, New Zealand on Saturday night (25Apr15), Lovato expressed her support for Jenner again by dedicating her song Warrior to him.
The 22-year-old singer told the crowd Jenner is an "American hero," adding, "I just want to dedicate this song... It's so cheesy that I'm even doing this, but... whatever. I want to dedicate it to someone who became an even bigger hero last night Bruce Jenner!
"By the way, (I) never ever thought I'd dedicate a song to him, but he was honest and he was open with his story. No matter if you agree with it or not, he probably saved so many lives and educated so many people about transitioning into being a woman and being transgender... So, yeah, I just want to dedicate it to Bruce Jenner."
The song starts off with the lyrics, "This is a story that I have never told/I gotta get this off my chest to let it go... Now, I'm a warrior. I got thicker skin. I'm a warrior. I'm stronger than I've ever been."