AceShowbiz - %cSelena Gomez% is speaking out against body shamers in an interview with L.A.'s Power 106 "The Cruz Show". When asked about her topless cover for her new album "Revival", Selena says, "That kind of was interesting," noting that she did similar topless photo shoot for V Magazine earlier this year.
"At the end of the day, this is not going to be a subject once the album comes out. The music is going to take over because that's how confident I am about it," she explains, "You have to understand that I dealt with a lot of body shaming this year and I've never experienced that before. I don't care about that stuff, but I did start gaining weight, and I didn't really mind it."
"Man, that hurt. That was really hurtful. Because I've experienced people who have tried to control that kind of stuff before, and I didn't care. This is my time. I want to do it the way I want to do it," the "Come & Get It" singer continued, "It looks like a Linda Ronstadt photo. It's a '70s photo. I'm wearing high-waisted shorts that are obviously cut off. It's beautiful. I'm proud of that."
Selena then silences the body shamers. "It's not even about my weight. It's just that I'm not going to give a f**k what people say-sorry! I'm not going to let them get to me. I can do what I want," she says. "I'm not doing that all the time. It's beautiful. It represents that it's bare. I don't want diamonds and things all over me for the cover, and really thick makeup. I wanted it natural, so...geez!"
Selena then reveals that the topless cover for "Revival" was "photoshopped, for sure!"
Selena shares the "emotional" process of making "Revival", "The last two years, honestly, everybody's had a say in my life. Nobody knows...It kind of just got out of hand. I really trusted people and they heard me. They were really understanding that I was fed up with everything. I was crying in the studio. Then I was happy in the studio."
She added, "I recorded the best songs of my career in the studio. It was such a time for me to explore who I am. That was really important. I think that's why we called it 'Revival'. It's the first song on the album."