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Weeks after the
Jonas Brothers called it quits, Joe Jonas is going on record about his past and the events leading to the band’s breakup.

In a profile with “New York Magazine,” Jonas opened up about band’s breakup, which he said began long before the public knew.

“The whole situation was breaking us up as a family, and we ultimately felt like we were holding each other back,” he said. “Nick also had a louder voice than me and Kevin when it came to music and major decisions – he took a leadership role in the band, which got to us after awhile.”

The singer also talked about his relationship with fellow Disney kid Demi Lovato, who he got close to when they briefly dated and learned the extent of her reported drug abuse.

“The first time I smoked weed was with Demi and Miley [Cyrus]. I must have been 17 or 18. They kept saying, ‘Try it! Try it!’ so I gave it a shot, and it was all right,” he said. “I don’t even smoke weed that often anymore.”

Jonas said things got worse, and fans began blaming the brothers for kicking her off their tour in 2010 after an incident led her to enter rehab.

“Things kept building up, and Demi ended up punching a girl in the face on a plane, because she thought the girl was blaming her for something,” he said, adding, “That’s when her team and her family told her, ‘You need to go into rehab.’”

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