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On Wednesday, Selena Gomez discussed her struggles with fame before a crowd of 16,000 students and teachers at the first We Day California at Oakland's ORACLE Arena.
“I’m surrounded by people who are supposed to guide me,” Gomez, 21, said, according to HuffPost Celebrity. “And some of them have and others haven’t. They pressure me. There’s so much pressure. You gotta me sexy. You gotta be cute…”
She described the long list of expectations that she’s given. She said her managers told her what to wear, how to dress and conduct herself and she admitted that she had given into that pressure. She explained that giving in had caused her to lose sight of who she is.
The young singer and actress then got emotional, admitting to making mistakes.
“I’d be lying if I said that I’ve never tried to make myself better by giving in, because I have. But I’ve learned from my actions, and for all the things I’ve done I’m proudest of that,” she said. “I’ve learned from my mistakes.”
She reached out to the students in the audience, telling them that she too has had to evaluate the types of friends she’s had and the people she decided to spend time with.
In January, the young star took a two week break as she checked herself in
Meadows, a rehabilitation center, in Arizona. However, a representative at the time said that the singer voluntarily spent time at Meadows and it was not for substance abuse.
At the time, Gomez had stated that her reason was tofocus on her own needs. "I need to spend some time on myself in order to be the best person I can be,” she said. She had work as her No. 1 priority, not life.
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