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Selena Gomez Alleged That She Was Emotionally Abused by Justin Bieber

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By Trace Alan Salzbrenner

"It was very difficult and I'm happy it's over," stated American singer and pop phenomenon Selena Gomez in a Sunday interview with NPR. The "Rare" singer was talking about her relationship with fellow singer and superstar Justin Bieber. In that interview, Gomez stated that "I do feel I was a victim to certain abuse," and clarifies that she was emotionally abused by the "Yummy" singer.

In the same interview, Selena stated that "Lose You To Love Me" talked about her feelings on the situation.

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"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," Gomez stated. She later continued, "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."

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The couple had dated off and on for many years. They first started to see each other in 2014 and officially ended in 2018.

In a 2019 Instagram post, Justin Bieber stated that he believed he hadn't been the best boyfriend in the past and regretted that. He wrote that he, "became resentful, disrespectful to women, and angry. I became distant to everyone who loved me, and I was hiding behind a shell of a person that I had become."

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He continued, "It’s taken me years to bounce back from all of these terrible decisions, fix broken relationships, and change relationship habits."

Selena stated in the NPR article that "Rare" was her chance to tell her side of the story. "The reason why I've become so vocal about the trials and tribulations of my life is because people were already going to narrate that for me," She said. "I wasn't going to have a choice because of how fast everything moves now. And most of the time, yes, it's not true, or it's an embellished version of what the truth is. I want to be able to tell my story the way that I want to tell it."


She would later say, "And all of these things happened, and I wasn't going to deny that, I wasn't going to pretend to put a smile on when it actually was awful — a few of the worst moments of my life. And I don't know if I would have made it. And that's medical reasons, obviously, and emotional reasons. I just had to find a way to claim my story."

It is good that she was able to get her story out there.

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