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Selena Gomez Addresses Whether She'll Quit Music

Selena Gomez Addresses Whether She'll Quit Music

Selena Gomez is opening up about her career.

The 29-year-old “Lose You to Love Me” superstar is on the cover of Elle‘s September 2021 issue, out now.

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Here’s what she had to say…

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On the challenges she’s faced over the last decade and why knowing she was helping others kept her going: “My lupus, my kidney transplant, chemotherapy, having a mental illness, going through very public heartbreaks—these were all things that honestly should have taken me down. Every time I went through something, I was like, ‘What else? What else am I going to have to deal with? You’re going to help people.’ That’s really what kept me going. There could have been a time when I wasn’t strong enough, and would have done something to hurt myself.”

On deleting Instagram from her phone in 2017 and handing the reins (and passwords) of her social media accounts to her assistant: “I don’t have it on my phone, so there’s no temptation. I suddenly had to learn how to be with myself. That was annoying, because in the past, I could spend hours looking at other people’s lives. I would find myself down nearly two years in someone’s feed, and then I’d realize, ‘I don’t even know this person!’ Now I get information the proper way. When my friends have something to talk about, they call me and say, ‘Oh, I did this.’ They don’t say, ‘Wait, did you see my post?’”

On what she wants to be remembered by and how that has shifted her focus: “I’m like, ‘I’ve got to do something [more]. After I’m gone, I want people to remember me for my heart.’ Everything that I’m attached to has a charity aspect. If something good isn’t coming out of it, I’m not going to do it. I don’t need money, I need people who want to fight with me.”

On why she’ll never quit making music: “I don’t think I’ll ever quit making music…I’m not saying I want a Grammy. I just feel like I’m doing the best I can, and it’s all about me. Sometimes, that can really get to me. You’re pouring yourself out.”

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For more from Selena Gomez, head to Elle.com.

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