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    Demi Lovato Hits Back at "Mean" Fans Slamming Her for Not Attending People's Choice Awards

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    It's been a busy year for Demi Lovato, and the singer is perfectly entitled to a little time off, but some fans are fired up over the star's decision to indulge in a little R&R.

    While the "Neon Lights" crooner was nominated for Favorite Female Artist, Favorite Pop Artist, Favorite Music Video and Favorite Music Fan Following at last night's 2014 People's Choice Awards, the 21-year-old pop star chose not to attend the annual ceremony, which angered many of her supposed fans.

    And after a number of hot and bothered fans fired off angry tweets aimed at the performer, Lovato took to social media to address the criticism and defend her decision not to attend the Los Angeles show.

    "Damn... Just hopped online to check twitter and some 'fans' are being really mean :(," Lovato tweeted on Wednesday, Jan. 8. "I'm not a the PCA's because as I have stated before, I'm taking as much time off this month as possible," she added.

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    Demi continued, thanking those who have been understanding of her much-needed break.

    "I haven't taken a substantial amount of time off in a long time and now I am. Thank you for those who voted and understand why I am away," she explained.

    And while she may not have been present at the ceremony, she let her followers know she was hoping for a win.

    "If it means anything, I'm still crossing my fingers!! Your support means EVERYTHING to me," she wrote.

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    The anti-bullying advocate then clarified her two types of fans, thanking those who stand by her through thick and thin. "There are 'fans' who say they support me, then they hate on me, my personal life and my loved ones....And then there are my LOVATICS!!! THEY are the BEST fans an artist could ever ask for.... I LOVE YOU!!!"

    And as a testament to the loyalty of her Lovatics, the pop star napped two People's Choice honors, taking home the award for Favorite Female Artist as well as Favorite Music Fan Following (she lost Favorite Pop Artist to Britney Spears), and she made sure to share her sincere appreciation on social media.

    "YAAYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" she enthusiastically tweeted after her win. "I told you my LOVATICS are THAAAA S--TTTTTTTTTTT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'M. SO. EXCITED!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you guys SOOOOOOOO MUCH!!!!!! #FavoriteFemaleArtist #FavoriteMusicFanFollowing #ILOVEMYLOVATICS!!!!!" she wrote.

    And the grateful star just couldn't stop gushing over her always supportive Lovatics, writing, "Btw - the #FavoriteMusicFanFollowing isn't even my award.... It's YOURS!!!!!! Thank you for voting so hard!!!!! #HELLYA2014."

    Congrats, Demi!

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