Stop asking Selena Gomez about Justin Bieber.
Gomez and Bieber’s names are synonymous with one another in pop culture, but Gomez is ready for that chapter to be over. Surely it doesn’t help when she’s asked about him in every interview, including her latest with Rolling Stone. Amidst questions about Revival and her recent performance at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, Gomez dodges questions about the Biebs, who is Instagram official with Hailey Baldwin.
Here are our five favorite quotes from the interview:
Your first concert was a Britney Spears show. How old were you?
I was 11 or 12. I’m from Texas, so it was in Dallas. We couldn’t really afford to do any of that stuff, but my mom had been saving up because it was the first CD I ever bought. I was absolutely obsessed with Britney. We were in the nosebleeds – it was just … it was awesome.
Revival is your fifth album, but for a lot of people it might feel like your first. How is it different this time?
Well, it’s complicated to make an artist out of thin air, and I think the first album was a little bit like that. Not to say that I wasn’t passionate about music. My dad was a DJ, my mom was obsessed with every type of music possible, and I was on Barney for two seasons, singing with a purple dinosaur.
Revival sounds like an actual album, not just a collection of singles. Part of that is because you took a trip to Mexico to work on some of the songs.
It was midway through getting the album together. The label thought I just wanted a free vacation. I was like, “No, I want to get the same group of people, I want us to live together, I want us to wake up and have breakfast together and talk about real things.”
Recently, we saw an Instagram video of Justin Bieber singing to you just before the American Music Awards. What is happening there, and what is it like to have the world see that?
Well, I am sorry, first of all. And honestly, what I would love to be printed is that I am so beyond done with talking about that, and him.
You’ve said that songs like “Same Old Love” aren’t always about a specific relationship, but you must know people are going to assume they are.
Yeah, I understand that. It’s a song about a cycle, a cycle that people understand. It drives you mad, but it’s beautiful. People have seen most of the choices that I’ve made in my life. And I love every choice that I’ve made. Because now I understand how to apply that to my music. This is who I am. I’m glad my life was never perfect.
You performed at the Victoria’s Secret fashion show. There’s no big pillow fight backstage, but what’s it like?
No, but, man, it makes you want to work out and not eat anything. I did feel really short, but it was really fun. And the pressure wasn’t all on me. It was great to be able to dance with these beautiful women.
Read the full interview here.