"I like her music" says the singer in response to rumours
Selena Gomez has cleared up a rumoured feud between herself and Miley Cyrus over Nick Jonas in a recent interview.
According to Billboard, the singer spoke in W magazine and addressed her 2016 plans. When asked about the alleged row with Cyrus, she responded:
“We never feuded. We both liked the same guy when we were 16,” Gomez explained. “It was just a Hilary Duff-Lindsay Lohan thing: ‘Oh, my God, we like the same boy!’ We are now completely settled in our own lives.”
Both of the pop singers have dated the Jonas Brother back when they were leading girls for Disney.
“Every single girl has done it completely differently”, she continued. “Obviously, she wouldn’t want to be doing what I’m doing, and I wouldn’t want to be doing what she’s doing. But I’m a fan of her music – I don’t know if she’d say that about me.”
Last October, Gomez announced that she had been diagnosed with Lupus, a disorder that affects the body’s immune system, whereby the body becomes hyperactive and attacks its own tissue. The disease is treated by drugs with chemotherapy helping suppress the action of the immune system.
Having recently dispelled rumours about possible substance abuse with the news, Gomez has now told the Today programme: “To be honest, it still makes me uncomfortable to talk about it”.
However, the singer said she feels like she is helping fans by speaking out: “I feel I’m able to reach my fans and understand people when I am one on one and they’re dealing with the same thing because I’ve been there. I’m trying to take something that’s negative and turn it into a positive.”
Gomez added: “I gotta be healthy – I shouldn’t eat the things I do eat.”
The singer’s health was the subject of media speculation by the press when she cancelled a tour during 2013. She later told Billboard: “I was diagnosed with lupus, and I’ve been through chemotherapy. That’s what my break was really about. I could’ve had a stroke.”
Gomez added: “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.”
The star also addressed the criticism of her body by the media.
“I was in a bikini and got publicly ripped for being overweight,” she said. “That was the first time I’d experienced body shaming like that. I believed some of the words they were saying.”
Gomez added: “I’m so fucking nice to everybody, and everyone is so vile to me. I’ve been working since I was seven. 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.”
Gomez’s second solo album ‘Revival’ was released October 9 2015. She parted ways with her former group The Scene in 2012.