When Lil Wayne was working on tracks for ‘Tha Carter IV,’ he decided to take a moment to explore his sensitive side. The result was ‘How to Love,’ a rare moment of introspective balladry from the hip-hop magnate that paid off with a cross-format smash.
Lovato offered her own perspective on the song, starting with her decision to flip its lyrical perspective. Changing it to the woman’s point of view, she sang, “When I was just a young’un, my looks were so precious,” she sang. “But now I’m grown up, so fly it’s a blessing / But now I can’t have a man look at me for five seconds / Without me feeling insecure.”
Despite the fact that she didn’t write the song, it seemed like a personal moment for Lovato, who has been admirably open regarding her struggles with a variety of emotional issues — and the crowd responded in kind. Maybe she’ll make it a permanent part of her set list as she tours behind her eagerly anticipated new album, ‘Unbroken.’