Selena Gomez Explains Why She Went Topless for Her ‘Revival’ Album Cover
All bare, don’t care.
Selena Gomez isn’t shy about her body anymore. The singer, who recently revealed her semi-nude cover for her upcoming album, says she went topless for the Revival artwork as a way to combat all the body-shaming she’s had to endure during the past few months.
Speaking with The Cruz Show, the “Good For You” songstress explains she choose the risqué cover because she’s “not going give a fuck [about] what people say.”
“I dealt with a lot of body-shaming this year and I’ve never experienced that before in my life,” the 23-year-old says. “I did start gaining weight and I didn’t really mind it. I enjoyed it. I didn’t mind it.”
“This is my time. I want to do it the way I want to do it,” she continues, adding that the negative criticisms she received about her weight gain were really “hurtful.”
She explains of the half-naked cover, “It looks like a Linda Ronstadt photo. It’s a ’70s photo. I’m wearing high-waisted — they’re obviously cut off — but it’s beautiful … I wanted it natural, so jeez.”
However, Gomez jokes that there might’ve been some heavy photo editing at play.
“Oh yeah, that’s Photoshopped for sure,” she says, laughing. “That’s called Photoshop. That’s not filter.”
After all, she did rate herself a “6” on the hotness scale.