Selena Gomez: ‘I’m not the person who stripped off for last album’

Selena Gomez was taken out of her comfort zone and forced to be more sexual while creating her second album Revival in 2015.

The singer appeared naked on the cover of the release and now she tells Allure magazine she didn’t appreciate the pressure from record label bosses, who wanted her to appear more “adult”.

“I just did things that weren’t really me,” she says. “There was pressure to seem more adult on my album… the need to show skin… I really don’t think I was (that) person.”

However, at the time, she told Ryan Seacrest the album art was “a beautiful representation of where I am”, while insisting she wasn’t completely naked.

“I have these high-waisted shorts that are cut off,” she explained.

The 28-year-old released her third album, Rare, at the start of the year. In the cover art, she appears fully clothed, relaxing in a T-shirt with her bottom half out of shot.

September 10, 2020
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