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Demi Lovato

BOOTS Bath Salt

Rappers from 'X Factor'

7/10/2012 4:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Demi Lovato
took a page out of Simon Cowell's playbook ... kicking a pair of 'X Factor' contestants off stage today for rapping about smoking bath salts ... TMZ has learned.

Sources on set for 'XF' auditions in Greensboro, NC ... tell us the two guys laid down a rap that included the line, "I'm high on bath salts."

Apparently most of the crowd didn't hear the lyrics, but Demi did -- and as soon as the duo finished she furiously scolded them, saying ... "It's really inappropriate to rap about drugs in front of kids."

Demi did a stint in rehab in 2011, and has admitted to using drugs and booze when she was underage -- so, it's no wonder she went off on the clowns.

We're told the audience agreed with Demi, and booed the contestants off stage ... and they were not judged for the competition.

There's a new sheriff in town ...

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Anonymous    

She is A-OK in my book.

652 days ago
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carbin    

Good for you, Demi!

652 days ago
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JBISAWOMAN    

Demi Lovato looks like she's on bath salts herself.

652 days ago
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Lee    

Three cheers for you, Demi!!!!! Too bad there aren't more like you.

652 days ago
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chzbrgrmachne    

Good for her. Faith slightly restored.

652 days ago
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meerimu    

At first I was a bit skeptical about her being a judge just because of her age and lack of time being in the business, but good for her for taking initiative and using her authority.

652 days ago
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Spiffy    

I'm SURE it wasn't staged, either. I heard that Demi has signed a four month renewable contract to start a fake relationship next month with another Simon Cowell employee. We'll see.

652 days ago
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Who the Hell is Khloe    

Zombies

652 days ago
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mikie    

She did the right thing! We shouldn't GLORIFY the killings that hv occured from the drug!!!!

652 days ago
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Luz    

I have a new idol!!

652 days ago
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McKenna    

I was at this taping. Demi was absolutely right in what she said and those rappers claimed to be original and used the beat for a Jay Z and Kanye song, as well as tons of the words and LA was like "That wasn't original at all, what are you guys talking about?" The whole crowd stood up when Demi said that and clapped. For everyone doubting her judging ability...I like her a lot as a judge. She is probably one of the most outspoken and honest, besides Simon of course. She's also really feisty and has a great personality as a judge. Much better than Paula or Nicole. Britney wasn't a terrible judge either but you could tell she felt out of her element and didn't like being overly harsh. LA, Demi, and Simon have amazing chemistry on set.

652 days ago
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David    

This can be said yet rappers like Snoop Dogg,Wiz Khalifa,Lil Wayne and so on rap about drugs,alcohol and violence.Pity that this is what rap has turned into,used to be about story telling but no it's just about drugs and stupid ****.Good for Demi though and well done to her for proving all her doubters wrong.

652 days ago
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meg    

Good for Demi! Brava, rock on gurl!

652 days ago
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amazinglybored    

Uh... Do people and Demi realize what music 'kids' are listening to?

652 days ago
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Ty291    

Good for her but people here are acting like she just did something that should put her into Sainthood or something, lmao. It's not that big a deal.

652 days ago
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