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Selena Gomez Candidly Addresses Fame & Romance In Honest Chat For Interview: 'It Got Out Of Control'

Selena Gomez addresses music and personal life in interview magazine chat

Ask Selena Gomez anything!

That’s pretty much what Amy Schumer did for the new Interview magazine cover story, where the songstress candidly opened up about everything from childhood fame to overcoming her anxiety struggles, and as well as releasing her new album Rare.

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When asked what motivates the 27-year-old to share so much about her life and struggles, Selena replied:

“My intention was never to become a tabloid. So when things kind of happened that way, it got out of control. And then I was like, ‘Wait, none of this is true.’ The way the media has sometimes tried to explain things has made it sound really bad, when in reality there’s nothing wrong with the fact that I needed to go away or that I fell in love. I had to start opening up because people were taking away my narrative, and it was killing me.”

Gomez said that despite going through “some really difficult stuff,” she wouldn’t let it drag her down:

“I’ve gone through some really difficult stuff, and because of those moments, whether I liked it or not, a picture was painted of my life. That was scary because I didn’t want it to affect my career.”

When asked by Amy if she was referring to her personal life affecting her career, the singer spilled:

“It got out of control when I was super young. I think it showed people that I was weak in certain moments, and that I had troubles. Some people just get off on building people up and then trying to bring them down.”

While it’s not clear exactly whether or not she’s referring to her relationship with ex Justin Bieber, we have a pretty good feeling she could be! As you’re likely aware, Miz Gomez returned to the music scene earlier this year with Rare, which features some tracks seemingly hinting at their split. Opening up about the album’s debut single, Lose You To Love Me, she explained:

“I wrote it at the beginning of last year and had just gotten out of treatment. It was a moment when I came back, and I was just like, ‘I’m ready to go into the studio with people I trust and start working on songs.’ There was an air around it where people were very happy, because it was like I was going to finally be me.”

She added:

“But I didn’t necessarily see it that way at the time. When I wrote the song, I was basically saying that I needed to hit rock-bottom to understand that there was this huge veil over my face.”

Speaking of music, apparently, the Disney alum doesn’t pay much mind to reviews of her own work:

“I’ve read a few [reviews], especially because I hadn’t released an album in four years. My friend sent me a couple of good reviews, and it felt amazing, because not all of my albums have been seen that way. I didn’t go beyond that because I know what happens to me. Getting into an internet spiral? I can’t do it.”

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So what else has Gomez been up to? She’s been developing her new makeup brand, Rare Beauty, which is set to launch exclusively at Sephora this summer:

“I wanted to start a conversation about how can you make yourself feel great. It’s not necessarily about needing these things to make yourself feel beautiful. All of it is just meant to be good for you and good for the environment.”

Delving deeper into what sparked her interest in pivoting to beauty, the Spring Breakers star shared:

“People of my generation have all this pressure to look a certain way, and I wanted to make a line that took away a bit of that pressure. I use real people in the campaigns. I have 48 shades of foundation and concealer. It’s all very clean and easy. I wanted people to feel safe.”

You can read more from her chat with Amy HERE and ch-ch-check out pics from her shoot (below):

Thank you for always being so open with us, Selly!!

[Image via WENN/Avalon.]

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Apr 13, 2020 10:06am PDT