I’m reborn in every moment, so who knows what I’ll become.
After three months of rehabilitation away from the spotlight, Selena Gomez made a surprise return at the American Music Awards. She won Best Pop/Rock Female , which produced a powerful acceptance speech – admitting her struggles with extreme super stardom – and it’s getting praise from Lady Gaga.
Gomez, who’s the most followed person on Instagram, stayed silent for months during her hiatus, but she made a return this Thanksgiving with a post dedicated to the people and things she’s most grateful for.
“I have a lot to be thankful for this year,” she wrote. “My year has been the hardest yet most rewarding one yet. I’ve finally fought the fight of not ‘being enough’. I have only wanted to reflect the love you guys have given me for years and show how important it is to take care of YOU. By grace through faith. Kindness always wins. I love you guys. God bless”
I have a lot to be thankful for this year.. My year has been the hardest yet most rewarding one yet. I've finally fought the fight of not 'being enough'. I have only wanted to reflect the love you guys have given me for years and show how important it is to take care of YOU. By grace through faith. Kindness always wins. I love you guys. God bless
Gaga has recently opened up regarding her struggles with fame. In an upcoming interview with CBS Sunday Morning, Gaga admits she misses the freedom to walk down the street and talk to a random stranger. “As soon as I go out into the world, I belong, in a way, to everyone else. It’s legal to follow me. It’s legal to stalk me at the beach. And I can’t call the police or ask them to leave,” she said. The conversation lead her to break down into tears.
Needless to say, Mother Monster can relate. She told KIIS FM’s Kyle and Jackie O watching Gomez’s acceptance speech was “kind of like watching someone rip the shackles off their arms and unchain themselves,” the Daily Mail reports.
“I found it very brave of her to stand up and speak about [depression],” she continued. “You don’t always have to keep up a good face and a good front in order to succeed. What’s most important is that on the inside you’re OK because it’s your heart that matters. If you become obsessed with what people think about you, what it does is that it distracts you from your purpose. And then you become sad,” she explained.
Then Gaga offered a reality check: “There’s other things that are happening besides the strife of fame.”