Selena Gomez has been unveiled as the April cover star of Vogue Magazine.
Posing it up in a color-kissed shoot lensed by Nadine Ijewere, the multi-hyphenate star also sat down for a candid interview.
Within she opens up in earnest about the juxtaposition between her celebrity and the lack of respect for her artistry as a musician.
So grating, she says, is the latter feeling that she is mulling retiring as an artist and directing her energies elsewhere.
An excerpt from the feature read:
At one point, she’d talked to me about her frustration at feeling that her work hadn’t yet transcended her persona. “It’s hard to keep doing music when people don’t necessarily take you seriously,” she’d said. “I’ve had moments where I’ve been like, ‘What’s the point? Why do I keep doing this?’ ‘Lose You to Love Me’ I felt was the best song I’ve ever released, and for some people it still wasn’t enough. I think there are a lot of people who enjoy my music, and for that I’m so thankful, for that I keep going, but I think the next time I do an album it’ll be different. I want to give it one last try before I maybe retire music.” When I ask her about this again, she winces and says, “I need to be careful.” She clarifies that she wants to spend more time producing and to “give myself a real shot at acting.”
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