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Selena Gomez accepts perceptions aren't true

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Selena Gomez accepts perceptions aren't true

Selena Gomez "accepts" people don't really know what her life is like.

The 24-year-old singer - who previously had an on/off relationship with Justin Bieber - thinks a lot is "assumed" about her that isn't really true, but she has learned not to get upset by it as there's nothing she can do to change the situation while she's in the public eye.

She said: "Nobody really knows everything and they can only assume...I figured it's just temporary. I feel like that fortunately and unfortunately it's where my life is at the moment and I have to accept it."

The 'Come and Get It' hitmaker is very "proud" of her latest album 'Revival' because she feels it is very "authentic" and true to who she really is.

Speaking to the new issue of Australia's Vogue magazine, she said: "I think it was just a step in the right direction, and I'm so proud of it.

"When it comes to music, all I wanted to do was make sure I was being authentic and being myself, and I took that chance with this album."

While Selena is proud of her "authentic" record, she recently vowed to "rethink" some areas of her life because she fears being "stagnant".

Taking to Instagram after a gig in Indonesia last month, she shared an iPhone notes screenshot which said: "Tonight I felt extremely unauthentic, unconnected to both my myself and my music. I've never really felt like my materials, wardrobe or a video could define me. I act on a moment and fear something that hasn't happened. I'm stagnant, I stay still and don't just sit with myself first and ask, 'Is this where I am, whole heartedly?' I've always told the truth. I'm always true to my word, I've shown who I am but I need to rethink some areas of my life creatively and personally. Had to get that out."

Selena captioned the screenshot: "Not being negative about anything I've done. I'm grateful for every single moment I get here - Indonesia you were LOUD and clearly inspiring. Love you so much."

And earlier on stage, Selena got emotional before performing 'Kill 'Em With Kindness'.

She said: "The next song, before I go home, is a song that's so important to me. Because I get really frustrated, I get stupid sometimes, I say things that I don't mean. Or that come out wrong just because I care so badly.

"But the thing is, at the end of the day, no war in anger was ever won. I do know that deep down in my heart that I have to believe that we can love each other and always be kind no matter what it takes in us. I believe that we can do that, no matter what."