By Jessica Goodman
Updated August 03, 2015 at 05:09 PM EDT
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Little is known about Demi Lovato’s forthcoming fifth album, the one that houses her summer smash “Cool for the Summer,” but in a new cover story with Cosmopolitan, Lovato hints at the message in her new music.

“There are a lot of girls in pop,” she said. “They have badass lyrics, but I feel like I’m the only person other than Rihanna and Nicki Minaj who isn’t afraid to say, ‘Try something on me and I’ll f–king beat your ass.’ There are people who can dress up and play the part, but their music doesn’t say it.”

“Cool for the Summer” is the first single from the untitled album, and has said that it’s the first track in a group of songs that brings out her “badass” side. In an interview with Ryan Seacrest earlier this summer she drew the same comparisons to Rihanna and Minaj. “There’s nobody in the pop industry that says, ‘Don’t f–k with me. There’s Rihanna and Nicki Minaj. Those two women, they’re like, ‘I’ll kick your f–king ass.’ And that’s the thing. I’m totally that, but in pop music. Not that they’re not pop music, but it’s just kind of a different world.” She also said that in the new album she’s “done with the sob stories.”

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