Selena Gomez: “I Can’t Wait For People To Forget About Me”

Selena Gomez for Vogue-5Covering her third Vogue cover, but her first for the American edition, Selena Gomez  explains the real reason why she cancelled her “Revival Tour” and why the “Queen of Instagram” doesn’t even have the app on her phone.

“Tours are a really lonely place for me,” Selena admits. “My self-esteem was shot. I was depressed, anxious. I started to have panic attacks right before getting onstage, or right after leaving the stage.” Used to performing in front of a younger audience, the singer’s newer and older fans made her feel less wise when talking about certain issues. “And so maybe I thought everybody out there was thinking, This is a waste of time.”

Since leaving rehab, Selena has been on a personal mission to prove how “authentic” she is and that means she no longer worries about Instagram. “As soon as I became the most followed person on Instagram, I sort of freaked out,” Selena says, admitting that her assistant is in control of posting to her account, since she doesn’t even know the password. “I always end up feeling like shit when I look at Instagram. Which is why I’m kind of under the radar, ghosting it a bit.”

The singer refrained from talking about The Weeknd, but without saying his name mentioned Justin Bieber who would get “very frustrated” with her for taking pictures with fans. Throughout the interview, Selena just seemed content not being in the spotlight and despite loving her career, she “can’t wait for people to forget about me.”

Check out Selena’s first U.S. Vogue cover and more photos below and read the full interview here.

(Photo credits: Vogue Instagram account; Mert Alas)


  • guest

    She’s so pretty. Shame about that unbelievable never ending hypocrisy thing she has going on.

    • B

      How is she a hypocrite though, pls explain.

      • guest

        “I don’t wanna see your body’s on Instagram.” Let’s someone post a picture of her body on Instagram. “I don’t wanna talk about who I’m dating.” Dances around who her ex is every magazine interview/that dreadful PR stunt that is her & The Weeknd. Oh & something she said once like she doesn’t want social media attention but she was constantly top of it or something along that nature idk

        • guest.

          that picture was posted by Mert Alas a professional photographer who was just doing his job. Go to Selena’s Instagram,where are all these ‘bodies’ that you’are talking about?
          Every celebrity speaks about her / his personal life with magazine (even your fave) and her / his boyfriend / girlfriend. So,when others do it it’s ok but when does Selena it’s a publicity stunt?
          the only hypocrite here is you.

  • mane

    what she means is “I can not wait until people stop criticizing me”
    she likes be famous but she had such a hard time with criticism

  • mane

    Selena if it helps people goes to concerts to have fun and not to listen to someone preaching. You don’t need lecture your fans anymore, you left Disney Channel remember?

  • mane

    and damn she should do more of this modeling stuff

  • thecat61

    That won’t be hard.

  • wow

    what is more interesting in this interview is that Selena is more likely BPD that I always suspected

  • imo

    People wont stop criticizing and analyzing her life. This comes with the territory of being famous. She doesn’t even have this the hardest. She should either stop complaining or retire at least until she has her mental health in control.

  • imo

    damn when did she turn into such a negative person? this interview recks on negativity. Only reinforces my opinion that she should retire for a while and get her mental health on track

  • lol

    selena just says some things for dramatic effect she doesn’t mean it

  • enough gurl

    I believe when her acting career failed she turned into this person filled with bitterness. She has no love for her music career but she won’t give up the lifestyle it gives her so we have to endure she whining all the time now

    • thecat61

      She’s weak. She sounds depressed now…maybe she should go back to rehab for awhile.

  • JoeJonasTroops

    at least she admits that the majority don’t take her singing career seriously, she should go back to being a children’s, star I loved her so much back then, now she just seems like she’s trying so hard to fit into a group of people (actual singers) she clearly doesn’t belong to…