8 Times Celebs Got Real in Their Songs

Artists are lucky enough to have the power and opportunity to express themselves though their music in any way they please. Though singers are often driven to simply put out songs that get us up and dancing, others have chosen to make bold statements through their lyrics.

The songs ahead hold nothing back; they're raw, natural, and they tell it like it is. Click through to see which celebs have the realest songs of all time: 

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1. Demi Lovato, "Skyscraper"

Demi Lovato got all too real, in a good way, in her song “Skyscraper." In July of 2011, Lovato released the hit single as an ode to her struggles with addiction. 

2. Big Sean, "I Don't F*ck With You"

Big Sean opened fire on ex-fiancée Naya Rivera in his single “I Don’t F*ck With You”. One listen, and you’ll hear that the rapper held nothing back.

3. Enrique Iglesias, "Tonight"

Enrique Iglesias, who usually soothes our soul with his heartwarming voice and sweet lyrics, showed off his dirty side in his raunchy single “Tonight (I'm F*ckin You)."

4. Lady Gaga, "Til It Happens to You"

Lady Gaga’s newest single is her realest yet. "Til It Happens To You" follows three women and their struggles with sexual assault. The video sheds light on the issue in a realistic, yet hopeful way.

5. Adriana Lima

The VS Angel passed down her wings to her wax figure. We can't decide which is sexier. One thing is for certain: Even her wax version is blowing everyone out of the water!

6. Miguel, "Coffee"

Miguel's sultry single "Coffee" is as real as any cup of joe you'll ever have. 

7. Kanye West, "Only One"

Kanye West went out of his comfort zone for this touching ballad. “Only One” is an ode to West’s daughter, North, from the perspective of his late mother, Donda West.

8. Christina Aguilera, "Beautiful"

Christina Aguilera made music history when she released the music video for her hit single, "Beautiful." The video touches upon issues of insecurity, unhappiness, and depression in a hauntingly beautiful way.