Selena Gomez is holding nothing back when talking with Amy Schumer for Interview Magazine.

 

 

 

Selena, whose had a very rocky couple of years, is opening up about her time in the spotlight, hitting rock bottom, love and social media.  When Amy asked what changed her mind to become more personal on Instagram, Selena says it was all about taking back control of her life, 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. 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.”

 

 

Selena also spoke about taking on the role of becoming a mental health care advocate for others, “I don’t know if that was ever meant to be my role, but I love people.  I care, a lot. I’ve gone through a lot of medical issues, and I know that I can reach people who are going through similarly scary things—an organ transplant, or being on dialysis, or going away for treatment. A huge part of why I have a platform is to help people. That’s why I think I’m okay with the magnitude. I mean, I’m not really okay with it—but I’m going to say that I am because it’s worth it. I know that I’m making someone somewhere feel good, or feel understood or heard, and that’s worth it for me.”

 

 

 

And would it really be an interview without mentioning Justin Bieber? Amy asked Selena about the ‘moment she felt like she was getting herself back after her Justin Bieber heartbreak and could write Lose You to Love Me,’ Selena revealed, “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. 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.”

 

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Selena has also had her share of health issues – in 2017, she had a kidney transplant and a few weeks ago while talking with Miley Cyrus on her Instagram Live series, Selena revealed she was diagnosed with Bipolar disorder.

 

Here’s some back and forth from Amy and Selena’s interview:

AS: “Millions of people have so much love for you, and when someone meets you, they can see your kindness and your intelligence and your vulnerability.  I think people worry about you. I’ve worried about you. Should we be worried about you?”

SG: “No.  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.”

AS: “You didn’t want what to affect your career? Your personal life?” 

SG: “Yeah.  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.”

AS: “I’ve never witnessed any backlash to you.  When you say weaknesses, I don’t even know what you’re talking about.”

SG: “I guess what I mean is that people worry about me because I’ve had some trouble in the past.  And it’s kind, it is. But I’m okay. I deal with what I deal with, and if I feel like I’m having a rough week or I’m not up to doing something, I don’t do it.”

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