Selena Gomez DOSE.CA interview. Onhosting the MMVAs: I’m so stoked! A little nervous, I’m definitely a little nervous, but I can’t wait. It’s going to be really fun. Have you ever done anything like this before? No! Which is crazy. I think that’s what’s going to make this better, just because I’ve never hosted anything before,
And something as big as the MuchMusic Video Awards is kind of a big step, so I think that’s why I’m probably nervous, but I’m going to try to do the best I can. I’m hoping to [perform something off the new record]. The first single off the new album is ‘Who Says,’ and I’m hoping to perform my second single off the third record, ‘Love You Like a Love Song.’
On Lady Gaga: ‘Oh, of course I’m a fan. I’ve never encountered her. I did walk past her at the MTV Music Awards and was kind of star-struck, I didn’t know what to do. She was walking quickly, I think they had to go perform, and I walked right past her & was like freaking out because she was wearing her [meat] costume, and it was cool to see her in person.‘
Would you rap like Nikki Minaj? I don’t know, but that’s the first time I’ve heard that, and that’s pretty awesome. I want to rap on my tour this summer, my first headlining tour. I’m trying to incorporate that in the set.. I think I want to do that [‘Super Bass’]. We’re thinking about writing something, but I’m a horrible rapper, so I think we’ll do something by Nicki Minaj because I love her.
What is the Katy Perry song about? ‘It’s called ‘That’s How I Like It.’ It’s really funny. It’s about how a woman’s going to defend herself in a relationship, like, ‘You’re going to cook dinner for me, I want you to bring me my food. Massage my feet.’ And basically it’s very woman-empowering, so it’s very, very fun, it’s very upbeat.
Britney Spears’ song? She did one, and it’s called ‘Whiplash.’ She wrote most of the song with two co-writers I went in and recorded the song with. I guess they had recorded a song a while back, I’m not sure of the whole story. Does it sound like something off of Femme Fatale? Well, Femme Fatale is an INSANE record. I don’t think I can go anywhere near as insane as that record is, that record is so good. It’s a different version of it. It is still very techno and dance-y, but it’s a different version. On her Britney Spears tour tributes:
‘She was the first record that I ever bought, I saved my money up and bought it [..Baby One More Time] myself. She was the first concert that I ever attended. I think she’s, like, the princess of pop. And she’s been very, she’s kind of been inspirational in the music world, and I’d love to pay tribute to her with something, because I have everyone one of her records. [The tribute] is a mash-up..
..that we’re going to do. Because everyone knows Britney songs. Even if you’re a guy, you know Britney songs. I want it to be a big sing-along. I don’t want it to be crazy, I just want it to be a big sing-along.. I think she has the perfect mix of the girl-next-door meets a really untouchable pop-star-icon. I feel like she has that perfect mix. I remember when I was little, every girl wanted to be her..
..and every guy wanted to be with her. And I think that was so wonderful that people could relate to her. And I think she has the most incredible fans in the whole world, that support her through everything she’s been through. And I really admire her strength, and think she’s a really wonderful person.