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Selena Gomez Gets Candid About Being Under Constant Scrutiny

Selena Gomez Gets Candid About Being Under Constant Scrutiny

Selena Gomez is looking amazing on the cover of Interview magazine’s April 2020 issue, on newsstands tomorrow.

Here’s what the 27-year-old entertainer had to share with the mag in her interview with Amy Schumer

On the constant media scrutiny she is under: “My intention was never to become a tabloid…it got out of control. And then I was like, ‘Wait, none of this is true.’ The way the media has…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. I’m so young and I’m going to keep changing, and no one has the right to tell me how my life’s going.”

On what has kept her afloat amid the scrutiny: “What has kept me afloat is that I know eventually it’ll be someone else—and I don’t mean that in a negative way. Sometimes it’s been bad for my career, but other times it’s like, “Now I can talk about things like my depression and anxiety, things that I’ve struggled with and which I’m totally open about, because I believe in seeking help.” But other than that, what keeps me grounded is that I do my best to avoid it. It’s not like I don’t live my life.”

On if she read reviews for Rare: “I’ve read a few, especially because I hadn’t released an album in five 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.”

On “Lose You to Love Me”: “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 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. 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.”

For more from Selena Gomez, visit InterviewMagazine.com.

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