American Pop star has accused her ex-boyfriend lover of emotional abuse during their eight years of “make-up and break-up relationship”.
Reviewing her 2015 project, “Revival” and her new project, it is clear that Selena Gomez has been through a lot. From skin inflammation to depression and anxiety down to two top profile breakups; Justin Bieber and The Weeknd.
The American pop star revealed this during her interview with NPR’s Lulu Garcia-Navarro. She said she suffered from emotional abuse all the time she was dating Justin Bieber who is now married to model Hailey Baldwin.
Transcribed version of the audio
‘Lose You To Love Me is your first No. 1 song off this album — tell me about this song’
I’m very proud of it. It has a different meaning to me now from when I wrote it. I felt I didn’t get a respectful closure, and I accepted that, but I know I needed some way to just say a few things that I wish I had said. It’s not a hateful song; it’s a song that is saying — I had something beautiful and I would never deny that it wasn’t that. It was very difficult and I’m happy it’s over. And I felt like this was a great way to just say, you know, it’s done, and I understand that and I respect that, and now here I am stepping into a whole other chapter.
‘Saying goodbye to Justin Bieber, who I’m assuming you’re speaking about’
You had to get the name in, I get it.
‘Do you look back on that time, and when you think about the parts of your life that were painful, that you’ve kind of moved on from, is that one of the harder parts?’
No, because I’ve found the strength in it. It’s dangerous to stay in a victim mentality. And I’m not being disrespectful, I do feel I was a victim to certain abuse —
‘You mean emotional abuse?’
Yes, and I think that it’s something that — I had to find a way to understand it as an adult. And I had to understand the choices I was making. As much as I definitely don’t want to spend the rest of my life talking about this, I am really proud that I can say I feel the strongest I’ve ever felt and I’ve found a way to just walk through it with as much grace as possible…
‘I want to go out on the song “Vulnerable” because to me the idea of staying vulnerable represents the ability to move forward. What does that song mean to you?’
That means to me that vulnerability — and I’ve said this before — is a strength. And as I grew up in this chaotic space, I did have to learn how to be tough, and to be strong, but I’m not this hard person. And I have every right to be: From 7-years-old to 27, I’ve been working, and I’ve had the most horrible things said to me, said about me, and being exposed to way too much. One of my issues is that I always felt like I was this weak person because I would cry, or I would get emotional, or I hated when people were rude. I just started getting to the place, definitely a few years ago, where I understood that vulnerability is actually such a strength. I shine the most within when I’m sharing my story with someone, or when I’m there for a friend, or when I do meet someone, I’m not bitter and sarcastic — I mean sometimes I am, but I’m proud that I’m okay with speaking about my heart. And the whole song is saying “Hey if I give this to you, If I give myself to you, are you strong enough to be there for me?” If not, I’ll let go of the situation but I’m still going to be vulnerable to what’s next… THE END
However, NPR reached out to Justin Bieber and his team to speak about the allegations on “emotional abuse” but they did not respond back.
Selena Gomez also dropped her highly anticipated album “Rare” which featured tracks with lyrics about her toxic relationship. The tracks accused Bieber of ripping her apart during their relationship and replacing her just three months after their break-up.
“You promised the world and I fell for it. I put you first and you adored it. Set fires to my forest. And you let it burn” … She sang.
Recall that Selena Gomez and Bieber finally broke up in March 25, 2018. Three months after he proposed to Hailey that same year. However, in September last year, Justin Bieber acknowledged his personal problems and admitted to drug abuse, depression and treating women badly in the past.
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