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Selena Gomez: New Album ‘Revival’ Wasn’t Inspired By Justin Bieber — ‘This Is My Time’

Thu, October 8, 2015 10:37am EDT by 4 Comments

Selena Gomez is not letting the haters keep her down. People may be obsessed with her and Justin Bieber getting back together, but she’s got a message for them: ‘Revival’ is NOT about her past love — it’s all about Selena, and only Selena!

Selena Gomez, 23, gave an interview to Billboard in which she discussed haters, her health problems, and the details of Revival — which isn’t inspired by Justin Bieber, 22, in any way whatsoever. Revival is just what the name invokes: a fresh start for Selena, and a way to show that she’s doing things by her own terms this time around. It’s all Selena, and not Selena-and-Justin!


In the preview of her Billboard cover story, which drops on Thursday, October 8, Selena was asked if Justin’s career maturation inspired her in any way with her own, more mature sound on her latest album. “No. This is my time. I’ve deserved this. I earned it. This is all me,” Selena responded.

Go Selena! This gorgeous pop star knows that she’s worth every ounce of praise she receives, and demands our respect! In the interview, she also talks how she channels her frustrations into her music. Besides having some sexier sounds on the album, there’s also some fiercer numbers.

“I’m so f–king nice to everybody, and everyone is so vile to me,” Selena said. “I’ve been working since I was 7. I’ve been a UNICEF ambassador since I was 17. It’s so disappointing that I’ve become a tabloid story. The hate motivated me.”

Damn. Selena is one tough chick, and she’s not letting anyone mess with her anymore! We’ve gotta respect that so much. She started as a tiny little Barney star, moved on to Disney Channel darling, and is now making it on her own as a talented, and definitely more mature, actress and singer. She’s a new woman, and she’s only going to fly higher from here.

Selena Gomez Nearly ‘Suffered A Stroke’ While Undergoing Chemotherapy

The most shocking thing Selena revealed during her Billboard interview was the fact that she had lupus, and underwent chemotherapy to battle the disease. Without the brutal, invasive treatment, she was at high risk for having a stroke. Selena was out of the spotlight for the duration of her treatment, churning up rumors that she was in rehab for addiction.

“I wanted so badly to say, ‘You guys have no idea. I’m in chemotherapy. You’re assholes.’ I locked myself away until I was confident and comfortable again,” Selena said. We’re so glad that she’s safe and healthy.

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— Samantha Wilson