The former Disney Channel star posed shirtless for her new album cover, and was surprised by the crap she received from peeps for doing so.
"That kind of was interesting," Sel said on The Cruz Show on Power 106 Los Angeles recently, noting that she did a similar topless photo shoot for V earlier this year.
REVIVAL pic.twitter.com/i3Wgpr8VMp— Selena Gomez (@selenagomez) September 8, 2015
"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. 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,"she said.
She added, "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."
"It's not even about my weight. It's just that I'm not going to give a f**k what people say—sorry!"she went on.
"I'm not going to let them get to me. I can do what I want. 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!" With that said, Sel wanted people to know the mag cover was "Photoshopped, for sure."