Selena Gomez recently returned from her months-long public hiatus with a hit song and a new romance with The Weeknd, but in her April Vogue interview with Rob Haskell, she opens up about the struggles she's had to overcome to get to this point.
"Look, I love what I do, and I'm aware of how lucky I am," she said. "But — how can I say this without sounding weird? I just really can't wait for people to forget about me."
From why being the most followed person on Instagram isn't a good thing to how she managed to make it out of the Disney machine alive, this is one of Selena's most revealing interviews yet.
"People so badly wanted me to be authentic, and when that happened, finally, it was a huge release. I'm not different from what I put out there. I've been very vulnerable with my fans, and sometimes I say things I shouldn't. But I have to be honest with them. I feel that's a huge part of why I'm where I am."
As soon as I became the most followed person on Instagram, I sort of freaked out. It had become so consuming to me. It's what I woke up to and went to sleep to. I was an addict, and it felt like I was seeing things I didn't want to see, like it was putting things in my head that I didn't want to care about. I always end up feeling like sh*t when I look at Instagram. Which is why I'm kind of under the radar, ghosting it a bit."