Selena Gomez is bravely talking about emotional abuse after claiming that her ex-boyfriend Justin Bieber subjected her to "certain abuse" during their on-again, off-again relationship. She sat down with NPR while promoting her album Rare to discuss the almost decade-long romance and held nothing back. Ahead, check out what she had to say about why her song "Lose You to Love Me" is dedicated to Bieber.
When asked if the song was about Bieber, she responded, "You had to get the name in, I get it," confirming what many suspected.
She went on to accuse her ex of emotional abuse during their relationship. "It's dangerous to stay in a victim mentality. And I'm not being disrespectful. I do feel I was a victim to certain abuse," she said. The reporter followed up by asking if it was emotional abuse she was referring to, to which Gomez responded: "Yes, and I think that it's something that — I had to find a way to understand it as an adult. And I had to understand the choices I was making. As much as I definitely don't want to spend the rest of my life talking about this, I am really proud that I can say I feel the strongest I've ever felt and I've found a way to just walk through it with as much grace as possible."