Selena Gomez: it started to open up when people took my narrative away from me
Singer Selena Gomez says he decided to take control of his narrative after closing media scrutiny that made her a tabloid fodder. The 27-year-old star, who is the fifth most followed person on Instagram with 173 million fans, said a lot of what was being said about her in the media was not true.
That's why she decided to be open about her mental and physical health, said the singer and actor. Amy Schumer for the latest cover of Interview magazine.
My intention was never to become a tabloid newspaper. So when things happened that way, they got out of control. And then I said, 'Wait, none of this is true,' said Gomez.
Gomez said the way the media has sometimes tried to explain things "has made it sound really bad."
When in reality, there is nothing wrong with the fact that I needed to leave or fall in love, he said, referring to his relationship with his ex. Justin Bieber .
I had to start opening up because people were taking away my narrative and killing me. I am very young and I will continue to change, and no one has the right to tell me how my life is going, she added.
Gomez, who underwent a kidney transplant due to lupus, said she uses her social media capital to spread awareness about different causes.
I have been through a lot of medical problems, and I know I can reach people who are going through similarly scary things: an organ transplant, or who are on dialysis or going for treatment. A big part of why I have a platform is helping people.
So I think I agree with the magnitude. I mean, I don't really agree with that, but I'm going to say I am because it's worth it. I know I am making someone feel good somewhere, or I feel understood or heard, and that is worth it to me.
Gomez said she would use her social media to pressure her followers to go and cast their votes in the 2020 presidential elections.