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Does Selena Gomez sing to Justin Bieber on his new song? 0:58
(CNN) - Selena Gomez talked about the intermittent relationship she had with her ex-boyfriend Justin Bieber, and said she experienced emotional abuse during the time they were together.
In an interview with NPR, the singer shared the ups and downs she lived with Bieber and her last goodbye in March 2018.
"I've found strength in this," he said. “It is dangerous to remain in a victim mentality. And I'm not being disrespectful, I feel I was the victim of some abuse, ”he added.
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When asked if he specifically referred to "emotional abuse," Gomez responded affirmatively.
And he continued: “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 do not want to spend the rest of my life talking about this, I am very proud to be able to say that I feel stronger than ever and that I have found a way to simply go through that episode with the greatest possible grace. ”
Gomez also revealed that his song "Lose You to Love Me" was about the pain of overcoming the break with Bieber.
"I am very proud of the song," she said. “It has a different meaning for me now than when I wrote it. I felt that I didn't have a respectful break, and I had accepted it, but I know I needed some way of saying a couple of things that I would have liked to have said, ”he explained.
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But not everything was bad with Bieber.
“It is not a hate song; It's a song that says: I had something beautiful and I would never deny that it wasn't that, ”Gomez added. “It was very difficult and I am happy that it is over. And I felt that this was a great way to say, you know, it's done, and I understand it, and I respect it, and now I'm here entering a different chapter, ”he said.
Gomez and Bieber's relationship was first reported in 2011.
Bieber married Hailey Baldwin in September 2018.
Gomez said his new album, Rare , responds to people trying to control the story of his life.
"The reason I have become so open about the trials and tribulations of my life is because people were already going to tell me that," he said. “I wasn't going to have a choice because of how fast everything moves now. Most of the time, yes, it is not true, or it is an embellished version of what the truth is. I want to be able to tell my story the way I want. ”