Selena Gomez’s music video for ‘The Heart Wants What It Wants’ has finally been released and it’s got Justin Bieber written all over it. We’ve narrowed down the top 8 times she totally referenced her on-again-off-again relationship with Justin!
Jelena lives on! Selena Gomez, 22, released the music video for her new song “The Heart Wants What It Wants,” which was recorded and shot over a year ago. It’s abundantly clear that the song is about Justin Bieber, 20. At the time, Justin and Selena were in the midst of ongoing drama and HollywoodLife.com has centered in on eight moments in her song that she is definitely talking about the Biebs!
Selena Gomez’s New Song Lyrics — 8 Hints It’s About Justin Bieber
1. “When I was on, I was on stage and I was thinking of…I felt like I know, I know him though and I know his heart and I know what he wouldn’t do to hurt me. But I didn’t realize that feeling so confident, feeling so great about myself, and then it just be completely shattered by one thing, by something so stupid. But then you make me feel crazy, you make me feel like it’s my fault I was in pain.”
The beginning moments of the song featured a very personal and emotional voice-over from Selena. She talked about a specific person in her life, but never named any names. However, it’s clear that the song is about Justin. She even said so herself in a recent interview!
During an interview on Nov. 6 on On Air with Ryan Seacrest, Selena revealed how they got that heartbreakingly raw moment from the star.
“They taped the mic underneath the table when I was shooting the video,” Selena told Ryan during the interview. “And I had shot the video over a year ago. So, in that state — where I was in that place emotionally — I went in and I went into the room by myself, and I looked at the actual mirror in the music video, and I had a conversation [with] myself to every question I had in my mind in that moment: ‘Wow, this feeling changes everything and you can’t help it.’”
We’ll get more into this introduction later!
Selena and Justin had been happy together since 2010, but trouble started to brew for the couple in 2012. Justin reportedly hooked up with Victoria’s Secret model Barbara Palvin, 21, in Miami in Dec. 2012.
So, that “one thing” could totally be Barbara.
While tension seemed to dial down, Justin and Barbara got close again at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival! This on-again-off-again betrayal could have finally pushed Selena over the edge and motivated her to write new music about her heartbreak.
3. “That after this fever I’ll survive.”
What does this lyric line reference? BIEBER FEVER, of course! What a very subtle and clever way to talk about Justin! Practically every teenage girl in world has Bieber Fever, including Selena. No matter what, Selena just can’t seem to get rid of her Justin affliction.
4. “Hand over heart, I’m praying that I’m gonna make it out alive.”
Selena has and always will be a very religious person. As she dealt with Justin troubles, she frequently turned to church. Justin and Selena first attended church together publicly in Feb. 2013. This was the beginning of an ongoing spiritual connection between Justin and Selena.
5. “Save your advice cause I won’t hear, you might be right, but I don’t care.”
Despite the fact that Selena loves Justin, not all of her friends approve of her relationship. Selena’s BFF Taylor Swift, 24, is one of those people.
Everyone remembers when Taylor shockingly stuck her tongue out in disgust as Justin and Selena kissed backstage at the Billboard Music Awards in May 2013. Taylor has really never been a fan of Justin and HollywoodLife.com previously reported that Taylor stopped voicing her opinion about Justin after Selena continued to not listen to her.
“She still thinks he’s [not right for Selena], but it’s not her place to alienate a friend,” a source told HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY in Aug. 2013.
6. “But then you disappear and make me wait, and every second’s like torture.”
Justin has a knack for dropping everything and galavanting around the world. Around the time she recorded the song, Justin had left Los Angeles to go and party in New York City. Earlier in the year, Justin was in London where he ended up in the hospital and lashed out at the paparazzi!
His travels around the world frequently left Selena at home alone. So sad.
7. “Finding a way to let go, baby baby no I can’t escape.”
Justin hurts Selena time and time again, but they always end up back together. They love each other, despite everything.
8. “This is a modern fairytale, no happy ending”
Justin and Selena breakup and makeup more times than we can keep up with. Time and time again Justin ends up hurting Selena, but he always comes back around acting like the sweetest Prince Charming. The most prominent example of Justin’s romantic fairytale ways is when he surprisingly showed up to Selena’s 21st birthday with a rose in his hand!
This was just the thing to woo Selena. The pair flaunted heavy PDA at her birthday bash and seemed happier than ever!
And yet, Selena never gets to ride off in the sunset with Justin for good. Something always get in their way.
HollywoodLifers, do you think Selena’s song is about Justin? What do you think of her song? Let us know!
— Avery Thompson