After winning the award for Favorite Female Artist, Selena Gomez delivered an emotional speech to her critics and fans alike.
Her full remarks were:
“In 2014 this stage was actually the first time that I was authentically, 100 percent honest with all of you. I think it’s safe to say that all of you know my life whether I like it or not. I had to stop because I had everything and I was absolutely broken inside. I kept it all together enough to where I would never let you down but I kept it too much together to where I let myself down. I don’t want to see your bodies on Instagram. I want to see what’s in here [holds chest]. I’m not trying to get validation nor do I need it anymore. All I can say from the bottom of my heart is I am so grateful that I have the opportunity to be able to share what I love every single day with people that I love. I have to say thank you so much to my fans because you guys are so damn loyal and I don’t know what I did to deserve you. If you are broken you do not have to stay broken. If that’s anything whether you respect me or not that’s one thing you should know about me. I care about people. Thank you so much for this. This is for you.”
A lot of people sell or live off well by portraying something other than themselves. However way they’ve chosen to stand in the market, I think they’ve meaningfully chosen to not be themselves among critics and fans. I think it’s great, however, I can’t find myself ever mimicking a though, notion or another person’s life or accept it as my own life.
It’s okay to have your own theme and product the way fans accept it, but I feel that it’s fairly significant for a person to be who they are always. In the long run, people will value and respect you more for being yourself.
Women will thank and appreciate this in the long haul, Selena!