Selena Gomez has found herself and doesn’t “give a f--k what people say.”
“The last two years, honestly, everybody’s had a say in my life,” the 23-year-old singer said on Power 106’s “The Cruz Show” in Los Angeles on Friday. “Nobody knows … it kind of just got out of hand.”
Gomez found an outlet of “emotional” release in recording her upcoming album “Revival” out Oct. 9.
“They were really understanding that I was fed up with everything,” she said of the new team of producers she worked with on the project. “I was crying in the studio. Then I was happy in the studio. I recorded the best songs of my career in the studio. It was such a time for me to explore who I am.”
Whatever obstacles she forced herself to face inside the recording booth, the “Good For You” singer overcame them and discovered a newfound strength within.
“I think that’s why we called it ‘Revival,’” she explained. “It’s the first song on the album.”
It also prepared her for the unexpected backlash she received from her Linda Ronstadt-inspired topless album cover.
“I dealt with a lot of body shaming this year and I’ve never experienced that before. I don’t care about that stuff, but I did start gaining weight, and I didn’t really mind it,” Gomez admitted, but added, “Man, that hurt.”
Despite the naysayers and critics, the brunette beauty continues holding her head up high and moving forward in her life and ever-evolving career.
“This is my time. I want to do it the way I want to do it,” she said. “It’s not even about my weight. It’s just that I’m not going to give a f--k what people say – sorry!”