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With The Release Of Her New Song, People Continue To Say Selena Gomez Is ‘Glamorizing Suicide’

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After sending fans into a frenzy last week with news that she was going to release new music, Selena Gomez kept her promise and dropped new music today. The song is titled “Bad Liar” and is inspired by the Talking Heads song “Psycho Killer” as researched by Genius.

Selena Gomez released new single “Bad Liar” featuring a sample from “Psycho Killer,” a Talking Heads song.

She teased fans all week with cryptic messages that fans were trying to decipher.

She even posted some of the lyrics, the same way she had posted the title of the song, in red lipstick on glass.

Earlier in the week, Gomez also gave fans a taste of the baseline made famous by the Talking Heads.

Little did her fans know how important these four seconds would be for the song.

Hardcore fans may remember this video from back in 2014 where Gomez was vibing off of the baseline already.

Could this have been the moment she was inspired to write “Bad Liar?”

Spotify is streaming the “Bad Liar” music video exclusively at the moment.

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But Gomez shared a snippet on her Twitter account.

There has been some controversy around the song art adding to the flack she’s gotten since producing “13 Reasons Why.”

The image features Gomez wearing a “risk” hospital band and bandages around and near her wrist.

But apparently, the photoshoot for this song happened right after a trip to the hospital for a Lupus related issue, which Gomez has openly talked about struggling with recently.

Gomez has denied claims that the series glamorizes suicide and continues to stand by the series.

You can watch the full video on Spotify or listen to the audio only version below.


READ: Selena Gomez And Her Cast Get Tattoos To Bring Awareness To An Issue People Are Afraid To Address


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Selena Gomez Is Fighting To Make Sure That Everyone Can Speak Openly And Honestly About Getting Help For Their Mental Health

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Selena Gomez Is Fighting To Make Sure That Everyone Can Speak Openly And Honestly About Getting Help For Their Mental Health

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Selena Marie Gomez (born in Texas in 1992) has been in the public eye for as long as she can remember. She has been a role model for young girls as a singer and an actress and now is involved in more risqué films such as Spring Breakers, a delirious film by indie filmmaker Harmony Korine. Besides having a strong onscreen persona, Gomez has been in relationships with the likes of Justin Bieber, which of course turned the paparazzi attention and cameras to her. Suddenly, when she was barely a teenager her every move was being followed. Her life was sort of predestined to be great when she was named after the great late Selena Quintanilla. However, she has had to deal with divorce (her parents separated when she was five-years-old) and with weak health, as she was diagnosed with lupus, an auto-immune disease, which ultimately forced her to get a kidney transplant. She found strength in her mom. Gomez has said that her mother “was really strong around me. Having me at 16 had to have been a big responsibility. She gave up everything for me, had three jobs, supported me, sacrificed her life for me.” That must provide so much strength for a woman of barely 26 but who has gone through more in her lifetime than many 50-year-olds.

This must not be easy for anyone, even more so for a Latino woman. Gomez knows that she has a microphone and that she can get to other girls and women. “The older I get, the prouder I am to be a woman in the industry. When I was younger and running around all the time on tour, I don’t think I took the time to notice how being a woman in my position is really a gift. I want to make sure I utilize all that power,” the young Latina star told Into the GlossShe has used this position of privilege to raise awareness on mental health issues, including suicide prevention, both as a celebrity and as a producer. She is also a supporter of associations such as Make A Wish (which grants children diagnosed with life-threatening conditions), the Alliance for Children’s Rights and the Ryan Seacrest Foundation. 

Selena Gomez fights for friendships above anything else: girl power.

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Gomez values friendship and spreads the word. She has such loyal friends that one even donated a kidney when Gomez needed a transplant. She says: “People are put into your life for seasons, for different reasons, and to teach you lessons”: Selena, we couldn’t agree more.

She gets politically enraged when it matters.

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Gomez knows that a lot of mental health issues concerning young women are related to the policing of their sexuality and reproductive rights. She gets political when she feels the need to, particularly with issues concerning the mental health and general wellbeing of young women like herself. 

She asks her fans to be strong, but to also look for help when needed.

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Her advice: “I’ve learned there’s power deep down inside yourself, and you can find it when you don’t give up on yourself and when you ask for help.” This is so real it hurts: even someone like her, who in the eyes of her fans might seem to have it all, needs to be humble and honest in reaching out to others when the world seems bleak. There is always someone who cares if you are OK. 

She stands up for migrants.

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Gomez doesn’t get political often, but when she does she always stands up for the minority communities. She has been a vocal advocate for migrant rights and the rights of women. She even wore a 1973 necklace as one of very few Latina celebs speaking up for abortion rights.

She even takes a stand from DACA recipients and Dreamers.

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She has used her social media accounts, which have followers in the millions, to call her fans to action. She is clearly showing the world that she does care and she is paying attention. 

She delivers a message of self-acceptance, which led her to produce 13 Reasons Why.

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Gomez’s mother, Amanda, had her when she was just 16, and then raised her by herself. She was also the one that gave Gomez the book on which the Netflix show 13 Reasons Why is based. The show was controversial because it spoke about mental health issues and suicide, topics that are fundamental to discuss with young vulnerable populations but that remain a taboo. However, Gomez’s message is optimistic. She has said: “I promise you that each and every one of you is made to be who you are and that’s what’s so attractive and beautiful.” Preach! 

13 Reasons Why put mental health issues at the forefront of public media debate.

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“I get it all day, every day, that I’m not sexy enough, or I’m not cool enough, or if I did this I would be accepted… I promise you that each and every one of you is made to be who you are and that’s what’s so attractive and beautiful. Please don’t forget that, even when it gets hard,” she said in an interview for the Huffington PostAnd this is exactly the message that she conveys in her project. Taking on Jay Asher’s literary world, she and the series creative team were able to show mental health and suicide from all possible angles. 

She takes fame with a grain of salt.

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She has been famous for a big portion of her life, but she knows that todo es pasajero, and that at the end who you are does not depend merely on adulation: “You are not defined by an Instagram photo, by a ‘Like,’ by a comment. That does not define you.”

Body positivity is her mantra.

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“I feel very empowered and confident and comfortable with where I am. And I think it took me a long time to get there because, you know, the past year was so interesting because I’ve never been body-shamed before… I did gain weight, but I don’t care,” she said at On Air with Ryan SeacrestThis is a great, positive message for someone who is followed by millions of young women throughout the world, particularly in a day and age when standards of beauty are twisted and self-love is hard to achieve. 

She is an active advocate of girl power.

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Perhaps following the example of her mother, who basically raised her alone while holding down as many jobs as necessary to make ends meet, Gomez says: “I don’t want to become little or hurt or a victim. I want to be strong for girls…I just want them to know that there is an option of standing up for yourself.” Additionally, she was named a United Nations Ambassador in 2009, and in this role, she has worked particularly in empowering vulnerable children by helping provide clean water, education, and medical services. 

You learn from your mistakes.

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Perhaps most importantly, she knows that many see her as a role model and that this brings a huge deal of responsibility. “I’m human, I’m not perfect. I make mistakes all the time, but I guess my job is to keep those mistakes to myself, which I’m already fine doing and just try to be the best I can be for those kids,” she told E! Online.

READ: “13 Reasons Why” Does Much More Than Glorify Suicide, Selena Gomez Explained

Cardi B’s Drops “Press” On The Same Day As Court Appearance

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Cardi B’s Drops “Press” On The Same Day As Court Appearance

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Is there any day we’re not talking about Cardi B? How can we not? Whether she’s dropping mad money on her baby Kulture, she’s throwing down blows with Nicki Minaj, or getting real about plastic surgery, Cardi gives us all the steam we need to fire up and discuss.

Though in her new track, the Bronx rapper is saying the contrary, “Cardi don’t need more press.” Oh, really?

At midnight, Cardi B dropped a brand new single called “Press” and it will definitely have people talking.

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Here’s a portion of the lyrics:

B*tches be pressed (Pressed)
They knew how I’m coming, real bitch in the flesh (Woo)
Who the f*ck she gon’ check? (Who?)
She be talking that sh*t, talkin’ out of her neck (Brr)
Put blood on her dress (Woo)
B*tches be mad when they see Cardi step in the spot (Woah)
Said that you ’bout it, we know that you not
I’ma pull up on b*tches as soon as I drop
Bought a new foreign, I might cop a yacht (Skrrt)
B*tches in my business, they tryna plot (Woo)
Hoes poppin’ sh*t like they hot but they not (No)

Can we take a guess what she’s rapping about?

The song clearly takes a page from Cardi’s most infamous headlines.

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We’ve all seen her make the rounds in the court system for allegedly having something to do with a fight at a strip club. Last year, she turned herself in for allegedly beating up a woman who was suspect of cheating with her husband. She’s been charged with a misdemeanor assault in the third degree.

Cardi’s new single comes on the same day she’s scheduled to appear in court.

The girl knows how to market, you cannot deny that.

We just wonder what she will wear to court.

We’re sure she’ll keep it classy.

Here’s how some people are handling Cardi’s new track.

Cardi knows how to bring it every single time.

We’re like, “hey!”

It’s like we’re surprised but why?

This is our new schedule.

Like there’s anything else to do? Nope.

Get all the apps playing “Press.”

Get her to No. 1 everywhere!!

Another one.

She really needs to take that line from DJ Khaled.

The song of the summer.

We’re going to be playing it everyday!

It’s never too early for Cardi.

Coffee and Cardi go hand-in-hand.

She basically broke the internet.

The promo shots should be in magazines.

Check out the single below.

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