Selena Gomez rocked on Saturday Jan. 19, where she sang a series of cover songs at the UNICEF concert in New York City, taking aim at Justin Bieber in the process.
The acoustic show, held at the Best Buy Theater, raised $660,000 for UNICEF, thanks to Selena, 20, and her opening acts: Nat and Alex Wolff (The Naked Brothers), Noah Guthrie (YouTube sensation) and Bridgit Mendler from Disney’s Good Luck Charlie.
Selena sang a series of her hit songs including Round & Round and A Year Without Rain, but it was the suspicious cover songs that had our attention!
Selena Sings ‘Cry Me A River’
“I’ve been through a lot the last couple of months. It’s been sad and cool, but interesting. This song definitely speaks to me,” Selena told the crowd before singing Justin Timberlake’s “Cry Me A River.” (This is so about Justin Bieber!)
At the end of the song, Selena let out a very sly laugh and then said, “Well, enough of that!”
Selena Sings ‘I Knew You Were Trouble’
Selena also took another swipe at Justin on Jan. 19, when she performed BFF Taylor Swift’s song “I Knew You Were Trouble.” (She’s done this before, when she filmed a music video for the song with her girlfriends.)
Selena told the crowd that she wanted to sing a song that her “best friend in the entire world” wrote. “If you’ve ever felt pain, you know this one,” she said before singing the tune. Throughout the song, Selena was smiling, but seemed really passionate about the lyrics. At the very end, she let out a very sly and intentional laugh.
New Music Ahead
On the bright side, Selena told the crowd that “it feels so good to be back.” This was her first show in over a year. Her new album will be released later this year.
“I’m so excited to be recording new music, which I’m excited to play … but not today,” Selena teased her fans.
On Jan. 20, Justin Instagrammed a pic saying he was “Writing [his] heart out.”
What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Were the cover songs directed at Justin?
— Chris Rogers, Reporting by Julianna Spence
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