Selena Gomez Opens Up About “Revival,” The Paparazzi And Body Shaming

September 11 2015, 10:11 am

Selena Gomez Opens Up About "Revival," The Paparazzi And Body Shaming

Selena Gomez says she’s “not going to give a fuck about what people say.”

Gomez is one of the most followed people on social media in 2015, and with that immense fandom comes responsibility and, unfortunately, a thick skin. The “Good For You” singer made appearances with On Air with Ryan Seacrest, Power 106 and AMP 97.1 to chat about her upcoming record Revival, details a new song about battling negativity titled “Kill Em With Kindness,” her relationship with the paparazzi and the revealing album art.

“Kill Em With Kindness”
“Everybody has had a say in my life – meaning the world, the perception, the media. It was really frustrating. There is a song on my record called ‘Kill Em With Kindness.’ So I’ve always done that. I ignore, I ignore, I ignore. And then it just kind of got out of hand. So I went to the new label and I was like, I have to say something. I need to say what I want to say, and you guys have to help me figure out how to do that.”

“I think I’m nervous, but I kinda feel like a pregnant woman on her ninth month. I’m just ready to get the album out. It just needs to be out. I think that’s when you push yourself that’s when you get your best stuff. I’m excited for people to dissect it and explore it and see what they’re going to talk about. That’s what I want. I want them to talk about my music. I want them to talk about what I think about, what I sing about.”

Body shaming:
“Man, that hurt. That was really hurtful. I’ve experienced people who have tried to control that kind of stuff before. I didn’t care — this is my time. I want to do it the way I want to do it. [The cover art] looks like a Linda Ronstadt photo. It’s a ’70s photo. … It’s beautiful, I’m proud of that… It’s not even about my weight. I’m not going to give a fuck about what people say.”

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