"𝗟𝗼𝘀𝗲 𝗬𝗼𝘂 𝗧𝗼 𝗟𝗼𝘃𝗲 𝗠𝗲" 𝗶𝘀 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗳𝗶𝗿𝘀𝘁 𝗡𝗼. 𝟭 𝘀𝗼𝗻𝗴 𝗼𝗳𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗮𝗹𝗯𝘂𝗺 — 𝘁𝗲𝗹𝗹 𝗺𝗲 𝗮𝗯𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝘀𝗼𝗻𝗴.
Selena: "I'm very proud of it. It has a different meaning to me now from when I wrote it. I felt I didn't get a respectful closure, and I had accepted that, but I know I needed some way to just say a few things that I wish I had said. It's not a hateful song; it's a song that is saying — I had something beautiful and I would never deny that it wasn't that. It was very difficult and I'm happy it's over. And I felt like this was a great way to just say, you know, it's done, and I understand that, and I respect that, and now here I am stepping into a whole other chapter."
𝗦𝗮𝘆𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗴𝗼𝗼𝗱𝗯𝘆𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝗝𝘂𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗻 𝗕𝗶𝗲𝗯𝗲𝗿, 𝘄𝗵𝗼 𝗜'𝗺 𝗮𝘀𝘀𝘂𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘆𝗼𝘂'𝗿𝗲 𝘀𝗽𝗲𝗮𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗮𝗯𝗼𝘂𝘁.
Selena: "You had to get the name in, I get it."
𝗗𝗼 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗹𝗼𝗼𝗸 𝗯𝗮𝗰𝗸 𝗼𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝘁𝗶𝗺𝗲, 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘄𝗵𝗲𝗻 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗸 𝗮𝗯𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗽𝗮𝗿𝘁𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗹𝗶𝗳𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝘄𝗲𝗿𝗲 𝗽𝗮𝗶𝗻𝗳𝘂𝗹, 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝘆𝗼𝘂'𝘃𝗲 𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗱 𝗼𝗳 𝗺𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗱 𝗼𝗻 𝗳𝗿𝗼𝗺, 𝗶𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗼𝗻𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗵𝗮𝗿𝗱𝗲𝗿 𝗽𝗮𝗿𝘁𝘀?
Selena: "No, because I've found the strength in it. It's dangerous to stay in a victim mentality. And I'm not being disrespectful, I do feel I was a victim to certain abuse"
𝗬𝗼𝘂 𝗺𝗲𝗮𝗻 𝗲𝗺𝗼𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝗮𝗯𝘂𝘀𝗲?
Selena: "Yes, and I think that it's something that — I had to find a way to understand it as an adult. And I had to understand the choices I was making. As much as I definitely don't want to spend the rest of my life talking about this, I am really proud that I can say I feel the strongest I've ever felt and I've found a way to just walk through it with as much grace as possible. [Editor's note: NPR has reached out to Justin Bieber for comment.]"