Two years ago, the world watched as Selena Gomez, now 23, went to rehab. I can only only imagine what it might be like to have so many eyes on you at such a difficult time.
In a new interview with Vanity Fair, Selena opened up about using public platforms as a public figure.
The interviewer, Derek Blasberg, asked her about her social media strategies, and Selena replied she had none.
It's gotten me in trouble a few times. [...] You get so invested... It's just — yeah.
Blasberg then joked he would try not to get her in trouble at the party they were heading to. Selena laughed, saying,
It's OK, you're not going to like any other girls' photos.
She also spoke about how her own struggle inspired her recent songs -- as a way to talk to people about what she went through.
When speaking of the songs on her new album, Revival, Selena said,
So much of the world knew my business, and I didn't feel like I could say anything. So I wanted to channel that because I wanted to be able to use what I have for something. I want to be able to— yeah I've been through some sh*t, so now I'm able to relate to people, and I get it. I want to say what they want to say... I kind of picked myself up again.
I'll be honest, I haven't yet listened to Revival with much scrutiny, but this gives the album a whole new weight.
Kudos to Selena for turning her struggle into art that can resonate with people maybe going through similar things.