Pop singer Selena Gomez has come clean about the inspiration behind her hit song, "Lose You To Love Me."
In the song, Selena recounts an abusive relationship, and up until now, fans have only suspected that the song was about her former boyfriend, Justin Bieber.
"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," she told NPR. "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. It was very difficult and I'm happy it's over. 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."
The outlet then asked her directly if the song was about Bieber:
You had to get the name in. I get it," she told the publication before sharing that she "was a victim to certain abuse." That certain abuse was emotional abuse.
"Yes, and I think that it's something that—I had to find a way to understand it as an adult. And I had to understand the choices I was making. As much as I definitely don't want to spend the rest of my life talking about this, I am really proud that I can say I feel the strongest I've ever felt and I've found a way to just walk through it with as much grace as possible."