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BFF ALERT! Demi Lovato Says: 'I'll Defend Miley For The Rest Of My Life!'

Fri, October 15, 2010 1:35pm EDT by 13 Comments
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Disney darling Demi Lovato is on the defense when it comes to the backlash her BFF, Miley Cyrus, is receiving for her new racy ways.

It’s no secret that 17-year-old Miley Cyrus has been taking a radical new route with her image. Her revealing outfits, sexy videos and older boyfriends have raised eyebrows with parents who used to encourage their little girls to emulate her once squeaky-clean image.

Amid all the controversy, Demi Lovato, 18, is standing up for Miley and making sure the media doesn’t trash talk her former frenemy turned BFF.

When Access Hollywood caught up with Demi at the American Music Award nomination announcement ceremony, she warned reporter Laura Saltman to tread carefully when talking about Miley.

“She’s my best friend so you better watch out,” she told Laura when asked about Miley’s new image. “I think she looks stunning and I will defend her 100% for the rest of my life.”

Demi says change is inevitable especially when you are living life in the spotlight.

“I feel as you get older you change your image anyway,” she said. “My hair is somewhat blonde now. I just like change. That’s the exciting thing about the industry. You can change your music, you can change your image, you can do whatever you want.

Demi has noticeably taken on a more grown-up appearance, but she says it doesn’t mean she’ll be ditching her mouse ears anytime soon.

“For me it’s not necessarily breaking away from anything. I want to stay with Disney Channel for as long as possible because they’ve been amazing to me and the fans are incredible. I just want to have music now that older people can like too.”

It’s nice to see best friends sticking up for one another! Do YOU think Demi is right to defend Miley?

Aimee Curran