During her conversation, the former Disney Channel star explained the meaning behind her song, “Lose You To Love Me,” which fans assumed was written about the 25-year-old singer.
"I felt I didn't get a respectful closure, and I had accepted that, but I know I needed some way to just say a few things that I wish I had said," she said. "It's not a hateful song; it's a song that is saying — I had something beautiful and I would never deny that it wasn't that. It was very difficult and I'm happy it's over. And I felt like this was a great way to just say, you know, it's done, and I understand that, and I respect that, and now here I am stepping into a whole other chapter."
The “Hands To Myself” musician also shared that her relationship with Justin was challenging but she was able to find “strength in it.” The former couple dated on and off for four years before calling it quits in 2017.
"It's dangerous to stay in a victim mentality. And I'm not being disrespectful, I do feel I was a victim to certain abuse," Selena confessed. “I am really proud that I can say I feel the strongest I've ever felt and I've found a way to just walk through it with as much grace as possible.”
“Everyone writes about something they felt and the biggest topic is love. It’s not something negative. It’s actually something that was positive that I got to experience that as beautiful and as ugly as it was,” she explained in October 2019.