Gomez says Swift is an “incredible inspiration.”
Selena Gomez talks about Taylor Swift, Chris Brown and Zayn Malik in a new interview.
At every 1989 show, Swift brings on a famous guest to perform with. She’s shared the stage with Jason Derulo, Lorde, Nick Jonas, Andy Grammer, Sam Hunt, MKTO, Nico & Vinz, Fifth Harmony and most recently, Little Mix. Gomez might be the next A-list super star to rock the mic next to one of music’s biggest artists, at least according to Capital FM, who says Gomez confirmed it herself. Though they didn’t specify what song they’ll duet, we imagine it’s Gomez’s latest single “Good For You.”
— Capital (@CapitalOfficial) August 16, 2015
The news comes immediately following Gomez’s kind public remarks towards Swift, telling Manchester’s Key 103 radio station:
“Taylor’s just been such an incredible inspiration and she’s just like one of my biggest supporters and I don’t think people know that as much as they think that she is. She has always wanted to see me find what makes me different and never forced her opinion too much; she would just tell me what she believed and what she thinks I should do and I’ve known her for eight years!”
She recounted a memory where Swift was left in tears from Gomez’s performance at the AMAs where she sang her heartbreak power ballad about ex Justin Bieber.
“So it’s something that we’ve always kind of been in tune with and at the AMAs when I performed ‘The Heart Wants What It Wants’ she was like sobbing backstage and she’s like, ‘I’m so proud of you, that was everything I always wanted people to see about you’, and it’s just like really cool. She’s incredible.”
Then in a quick turn of events, Gomez opens up about a collaboration with Chris Brown that didn’t happen due to timing.
“Well it’s funny, we actually just kind of recently got in touch. So the album is done. I’m such a huge Chris Brown fan. He’s known that. I’ve known him throughout the years but if there’s an opportunity for us to do something later, of course because he’s so… I think he’s so talented, you know?”
And before the Twitter beef with Zayn Malik and Calvin Harris over a statement Taylor Swift made about music distribtuon came about, Gomez, who just announced she’ll act as Gwen Stefani’s advisor on the upcoming season of The Voice, said she was down for a collab with the former One Directioner.
“I know Zayn so it’s almost like if he would ever want to reach out, he knows that he could,” she said, though that might’ve all changed after today.