Demi Lovato Backtracks After Rumored Criticism of Taylor Swift for $250,000 Donation to Kesha Amid Dr. Luke Legal Battle

02/22/2016 AT 09:30 PM EST



Demi Lovato is addressing her comments about Taylor Swift while continuing to support Kesha amid her legal battles with Dr. Luke, though the producer is denying all claims.

Lovato, 23, took to Instagram on Monday writing, "I tend to get fired up about the things I believe in, and although my heart and intentions are always in the right place," adding, "Unfortunately sometimes my passion gets the best of me and causes me to say things that I probably shouldn't say."

The "Stone Cold" singer urged fans to focus on "the topic of victims of sexual and physical abuse being afraid to come forward with their stories" and that her mission is to see "women coming together and actually making a difference."



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As most people know, I tend to get fired up about the things I believe in, and although my heart and intentions are always in the right place, unfortunately sometimes my passion gets the best of me and causes me to say things that I probably shouldn't say. And when doing so it takes away from the real reason I am speaking up in the first place. Our focus should be on the topic of victims of sexual and physical abuse being afraid to come forward with their stories. They're more likely to face retaliation and harassment than to see justice being served. Especially women. It baffles me that when it comes to serious issues like equality and abuse, too often women are not taken as seriously as men. All I want to see is women coming together and actually making a difference. A real change and shift in society. Everyone has their own way of giving support to others , and at the end of the day, helping victims is all that matters. Ultimately, the message I want people to hear is it's okay to come forward with your abuse and if you do decide to take action, you are not alone.

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One day prior, publicly criticized Swift's $250,000 donation for Kesha. Lovato once again referenced Swift in her latest post saying, "Everyone has their own way of giving support to others, and at the end of the day, helping victims is all that matters."

Kesha, 28, broke down in tears on Friday when a New York Supreme Court judge denied her request for a preliminary injunction that would allow her to record and release music without Dr. Luke, who she is also suing for allegedly drugging and raping her.

Luke has denied the "Tik Tok" singer's allegations through his lawyer, Christine Lepera, and countersued for defamation.
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