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Taylor Swift And Her Mom Cried When They Heard Selena’s New Music Because Of The “Abuse” And “Emotional Chaos” She Experienced

It was definitely an emotional return to music for Selena Gomez. With all the rumors surrounding her hit comeback single ‘Lose You to Love Me,’ the alleged beef with Hailey Bieber and a controversial performance at the AMA’s Sel has definitely had a rough time. In a recent interview, she said that Taylor Swift and her mom cried when they heard her new music because of how proud they were of how she pulled through all “the abuse” that she experienced. 

Taylor Swift And Her Mom Cried When They Heard Selena’s New Music Because Of The “Abuse” She’s Experienced.

In a recent interview, Selena said: “They were crying because of how proud they were for me stepping into a whole new era of my life and it not involving the horrible things — the abuse, the emotional chaos.”

Selena returned to the music scene just a few months ago. 

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Although Selena Gomez has remained a steady presence in pop music throughout the 2010s, this year marked four years since her last proper full-length, 2015’s Revival. This October, Gomez returned with a new song, “Lose You to Love Me,” on a Wednesday (Oct. 23) —and after giving listeners 24 hours to digest the gently sweeping ballad, she surprised us with another new track, the more uptempo “Look at Me Now,” on Thursday.

It’s been an emotional return to music for her. 

Gomez has said that these two singles are some of her most personal songs to date after taking time away from the spotlight.

The personal ballad has been rumored to be about ex-boyfriend Justin Bieber.

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‘Lose You To Love Me’ ended up hitting the top spot on Billboard’s Hot 100, becoming her first song to do so. “The song is about letting go of things that hold you back in order to find your self-worth —that inner love for yourself— again,” explained Julia Michaels, who co-wrote both “Lose You to Love Me” and “Look at Her Now.” 

The following day, Selena switched things up and released an empowering single.

The up-tempo song called “Look at Her Now“, was released the next day, and again, was thought to be about Justin.  “One is talking about needing to let go of something in order to find power, and the next one is owning that power. I think that’s the main reason why they work so well together,” Michaels told Billboard. 

When Selena performed the two songs at the AMAs her BFF was there to support.

In November, when she performed both songs for the first time at the American Music Awards, her best friend Taylor Swift was in the audience supporting her every step of the way.

Taylor’s been Selena’s rock behind the scenes, too. 

In fact, Selena said that when she played the new music for Taylor and her mom before its release, they all cried because of the journey she’d been on to get to that place.

“It’s gonna make me cry thinking about it.”

“I’ll never forget when I did play the video for ‘Lose You To Love Me’ and ‘Look At Her Now’ at [Taylor’s] house with her parents,” Selena told Kiss FM UK. “Her and her mom just started crying.” “It wasn’t just about how great the song was —which is a lot coming from her—“ she continued, “it was just that they had been on that journey with me intimately.”

Taylor and her mom know the “emotional chaos” that she’s been through.

Selena went as far as to say that Taylor and her mom cried when they heard the new music because they knew of the “abuse” and “emotional chaos” she’d experienced in the past.

Selena hasn’t explained what she means by “abuse and emotional chaos.” 

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“They were crying because of how proud they were for me stepping into a whole new era of my life and it not involving the horrible things — the abuse, the emotional chaos,” Selena said. And even though she didn’t expand on what she meant by “abuse and emotional chaos”, she did give a little more detail about why Taylor and her mom got emotional in a previous interview.

They were simply happy that she’s overcome her disease and mental health problems.

“It wasn’t because the song was emotional,” Selena told Beats 1 radio host Zane Lowe. “It was just because the first thing they said to me was, ‘We’re so happy that you’re here. After seeing all of that, this is such a cool moment.’ And that’s a huge thing for me.”

Selena has never mentioned Justin Bieber.

Although Selena has been careful to avoid saying names, Justin Bieber has also spoken about how he “abused” a relationship he was in at 19 years old. In a post on social media earlier this year, Justin said: “I started doing pretty heavy drugs at 19 and abused all of my relationships. I became resentful, disrespectful to women, and angry. I became distant to everyone who loved me, and I was hiding behind a shell of a person that I had become.”

The Best And Worst National Anthem Performances Of All Time

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The Best And Worst National Anthem Performances Of All Time

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Belting out any song in your best voice can be tough stuffings. But when it comes to performing the “Star-Spangled Banner” only singers in a completely different league of their own can actually do the national anthem justice. The songs poetic lyrics are notoriously difficult because of its wide range. So of course, naturally, in the decades of performances in which “Star-Spangled Banner” has been song at sporting events and the like, there have been some mishaps. 

This year, both Shakira and J.Lo are set to perform at the Super Bowl’s halftime show while Demi Lovato will make a career come back by singing the national anthem for millions of viewers. Here’s a look at all of the times singers have rocked and flubbed the national anthem.

That time the Dixie Chicks did a beautiful country rendition of the song.

Fans of the Dixie Chicks fell further in love with the country music stars when they stuck to the original lyrics and sentiment of the song when they performed at Super Bowl XXXVII in 2003. 

When Whitney Houston gave a GOAT performance back in the 90s.

The queen of pop reigned supreme back in the 90s and thanks to her outstanding vocal range she had the full anthem in the bag. During the 1991 Super Bowl XXV,  Houston sang and hit each and every note. Not only that, she recorded the song and released it as a single and when 9/11 happened she re-released the single and gave all of her earnings to charity. 

In 1983, when Marvin Gaye gave the national anthem a whirl and blew our minds.

Twenty years ago, the beloved “Aint No Mountain High Enough” singer took the anthem to the next level. The singer’s  1983 NBA All-Star performance had a traditional MoTown feel and to this day is celebrated. In fact, his rendition was used in a 2008 Nike commercial featuring the 2008 U.S. Olympic basketball team.

When Chloe and Halle gave the classic ballad a twist of their own.

Back in 2017, the sister duo stole breaths at the NFL Draft Kick Off when the two sang “America the Beautiful”.  Beyonce did us a solid by discovering them.

That time Lady Gaga sang the National Anthem in a fire pantsuit. 

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Lady Gaga rocked Stadiums at the 2016 Super Bowl. During her performance, the Lady of ladies hit all of her notes and reinvigorated both sides of the crowd. 

That time Fergie went for an eye-popping performance. 

Beloved singer Fergie did a rendition of the “Star Spangled Banner’ in 2018 that was one for the books. The strange performance went haywire when the singer attempted to go for a sultry version of the national anthem that just… did not slay. During her perfroamce, camera panned to find audience members stifling giggles and soon enough an internet meme was born. Poor Fergie.

When Roseanne Barr gave us a peek into just how problematic she was.

Back in 1990, Barr made an appearance at a Padres game and sang the national anthem. (Still no word on who booked her for this.) Barr’s cringeworthy performance, which was off-key and oddly high pitched, was made worse when fans realized she was attempting to make the patriotic song into a joke. The racist comedian dared to even spit on the pitcher’s mound as she was leaving the field. Yikes. 

When Christina Aguilera forgot the lyrics.

In 2011, Aguilera came out to sing the lyrics to our countries beloved anthem and pretty much bombed. The famous singer had been celebrated for nailing the song hundreds of times. Even when she was kid. Video of the singer proves that she started out of the gate spectacularly but ultimately, things took a turn for the worse when she skipped over lyrics and even began the song again. According to an interview with Aguilera on Elleh, the singer let her get the mood get to her so bad that she forgot most of the lyrics and tried to improve. 

Demi Tweeted That ‘One Day, She’d Sing The National Anthem At The Super Bowl’ And Guess Who’s Singing This Year

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Demi Tweeted That ‘One Day, She’d Sing The National Anthem At The Super Bowl’ And Guess Who’s Singing This Year

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Demi Lovato announced that she will be singing the national anthem at Super Bowl LIV, so it’s safe to say that her year is off to a pretty good start. But what’s even more interesting though, is that somehow, someone unearthed a tweet from 2010 in which the singer said she would “one day” sing the national at the Super Bowl —and we’re obsessed with this full-circle moment, but also a little bit creeped out tbh.

2020 is looking pretty good for Demi Lovato so far. 

The singer is making a pretty big comeback with, not just one, but two MAJOR performances, back to back.

Just a week ago, she announced that she’ll be performing at the Grammy Awards on January 26.

The announcement of her upcoming performance came just a few weeks after the singer teased “the next time you hear from me, I’ll be singing” back in December.

The star will make her much anticipated return to the spotlight later this month. 

Demi announced that she’ll be performing at the 62nd Grammy Awards later this month, via instagram. “I told you the next time you’d hear from me I’d be singing.” The Recording Academy also confirmed Lovato’s participation shortly after her announcement. And that’s not the only thing Demi has —manifested— into action.

We don’t know what type of brujería she worked but Demi truly predicted this.

PopCrave recently unearthed a 2010 tweet from Demi in which she accurately predicted her Super Bowl performance —a full decade before she’s slated to take the stage. “One day I’m gonna sing the national anthem at a Super Bowl,” Demi wrote ten years ago, adding: “Onnnee dayyy….” —brujería, I tell you.

The singer, who’s been in self-care mode since her 2018 overdose, announced she’ll be singing the national anthem at Super Bowl LIV next month.

Demi’s idea of “taking it slow” took an interesting turn after this announcement.  She is now slated to perform at the the same annual Super Bowl —the same low key event that Nielsen says drew an audience of 98.2 million people in the United States and sparked 32.3 million social media interactions last year. No biggie. 

The “Sorry Not Sorry” singer will be joining a roster of A-list stars at the Super Bowl this year. 

The iconic half time performance is in the hands of two Latinx queens. Jennifer Lopez and Shakira, are headlining the show. And now it’s J.Lo, Shakira, and Demi. And we already can’t wait to watch these Latinas rock the show.

Demi’s fans have been quick to show their support and excitement for her upcoming gigs. 

The 27-year-old has publicly struggled with sobriety and was treated for a drug overdose in July 2018. A globally viewed Grammy performance, and Super Bowl appearance, are quite ambitious undertakings for someone who has stayed out of the spotlight for some time. But her fans’ support might’ve been what encouraged her to get back in the game. 

Team Demi is with her all the way…

YOU’RE REALLY FEEDING US OMG WE DONT DESERVE,” one fan tweeted after the singer announced her Super Bowl appearance. Another wrote: “So happy for you Demi… I’m excited for you for 2020 it’s your year to shine brighter than the sun… you f*cking rock!!!!”