On April 22, Selena poured her heart out in a new Instagram pic — a screen grab of a 2008 article about Mary J. Blige. What’s weird about it is that it’s about how her self-confidence is lacking and that she has a lot of unhappiness and insecurities.
Selena Gomez has a ton of love for her fans, but apparently not for herself. According to her Instagram, she relates a great deal to Mary J. Blige‘s “Growing Pains,” the title track of her 2007 album. Selena, 21, somehow found the article from six years ago all about Mary’s recovery after struggling with a substance issue.
Selena Gomez’s Rehab — Still Recovering
It’s no surprise that Selena’s new post admits that her fans are everything to her. However, it is a bit surprising that she’s pretty much admitting she’s lacking self confidence, and quoting an article all about Mary J. struggling with drugs and alcohol.
Selena’s pic, which was a screen grab from a 2008 article of MailOnline, read:
But, as her latest album Growing Pains makes all too clear, unhappiness and insecurity are still constant companions and the record has enough anger and angst to thrill her fans of old.
A typical example is the album’s title track whose lyrics include: “I got every material thing I could ever need/ I got the love from my fans that adore me/ And I’m grateful/ But my love for myself is lacking a little bit/ I have to admit that I’m working on me.”
“It’s going to take a long while to recover,” she says. “I can’t understand how anybody could think things are perfick.
“I’m not saying I haven’t made progress but I have got a lot of work to do if I want to sustain this breakthrough and stay in a positive state of mind.”
Oddly enough, the rest of the article also talks about how Mary J. faced issues with drugs and alcohol at the age of 21 and has struggled to move forward from them.
Selena Needed To Get Away — Is LA Getting Her Down?
Selena entered rehab on January 5 in Arizona, and while her rep said in a statement it was not for substance abuse, a source close to Selena told HollywoodLife.com at the time that she really just needed to get away from LA and take some time for herself.
She was spotted out at Coachella this month with Kendall and Kylie Jenner, too so it looks like she’s recovering great. However, by quoting such an emotional and relatable song — and an article from six years ago, it’s clear that she relates to it.
What do you think, HollywoodLifers? Are you shocked that Selena isn’t more self confident? Let us know!
— Emily Longeretta