Selena Gomez revealed many tidbits about her music and life in her new interview with Dazed (see the stunning cover, below). But one of the most interesting soundbites the singer-actor gave is that she’s a massive Princess Diana fan.
Dazed had several influential people send Gomez questions for the interview—including photographer Brianna Capozzi, who asked, “Who would you like to be stuck in a lift with?” The Rare singer said Princess Diana, and her reasoning was poignant and sweet.
“Princess Diana. She was such a warrior,” Gomez said. “I love everything she did. There’s this interview I will never forget where she is like, ‘I just want to be the queen of people’s hearts.’ You know, she didn’t necessarily care for all of the rules that [were imposed on her].”
Writer Emily Segal chimed in after Gomez’s response, saying she loves all the stories about how Princess Diana reportedly used to go to gay clubs in drag with her friends. To that, Gomez said, “Yeah, like, come on! She is so…. Ugh! I can’t believe it. I just wish she was here.”
Selena Gomez can no doubt relate, on some level, to the media scrutiny Princess Diana endured when she was alive. Selena says her music has been instrumental in helping her get through the harder stages of her life.
“I was dealing with fame and with being run-down, dealing with depression, anxiety and other mental health issues that I had,” she told Dazed. “It was all a bit confusing. When [my 2019 song] ‘Lose You to Love Me’ came out, I stood back and had this moment, like, ‘Oh…this is a huge reason why I’ve pushed myself through this. This is why.’ I was able to release a song that hopefully helps to heal some people, or just lets them know they are not alone. I was actually letting it go personally and when that happened, something inside of me just left. And that’s why I am grateful for the chapters of my life. I’m not saying that it’s gonna be easy from now on, but I have a lot more strength and a lot more courage and a bigger voice to stand up for what I deserve.”
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