Demi Lovato will be "taking a break" from music in 2017.

Demi Lovato

Demi Lovato

The 'Cool For The Summer' hitmaker has revealed she is "so excited" to step away from the spotlight next year as she doesn't feel she is "meant for this business and the media".

She wrote on Twitter: "So excited for 2017. Taking a break from music and the spotlight.. I am not meant for this business and the media ... It doesn't feel worth it anymore. I'd rather do charity work tbh [to be honest] (sic)"

Her comments come after she was criticised for slamming Taylor Swift after she claimed the 'Shake It Off' singer is trying to "tear down" Katy Perry.

She tweeted earlier: "I get asked questions. I answer them. Sue me. Also don't forget that words can be taken out of context when doing interviews.. still not apologizing for saying what everyone want to say

"I don't understand why people care so much about what I say in interviews? Do y'all watch the news? Don't y'all got s**t to worry about? (sic)"

Her tweets refer to comments she made about Taylor and her squad in an interview published earlier in the day.

Talking about the video, she said: "I think that having a song and a video about tearing Katy Perry down, that's not women's empowerment ...

"This will probably get me in trouble, but I don't see anybody in any sort of squad that has a normal body. It's kind of this false image of what people should look like."