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Selena Gomez Celebrates 'The Heart Wants What It Wants' With Fan Homages
Things are getting real for Selena Gomez.
She let fans into her world - and heartbreak- in her new video for "The Heart Wants What It Wants." Released on Thursday (Nov. 6), the track and its accompanying visual takes fans inside a painful relationship. And her Selenators are showing their support for the release by posting their own homages to it, which the singer has since shared on social media. "Loving these videos I'm getting," she wrote on Instagram.
November 7, 2014
Watching a bunch of videos y'all are sending me singing to "Heart"! You make me blush. Send me some to post por favor ️— Selena Gomez (@selenagomez) November 9, 2014
The track is featured on her upcoming greatest hits album, For You. Prior to its release she wrote on Instagram, "As I have a last listen, I thought a lot about my year. I thought a lot about my voice. And after a year of holding on. I think it's time to start sharing. #November."
The emotional black-and-white video, and song, have some people speculating that it's about her on-again, off-again boyfriend, Justin Bieber. Gomez told Ryan Seacrest on his radio show that Bieber gave his blessing prior to its release.
"Everybody wants to form their own opinions anyway," she explained about the gossip surrounding them. "I think the biggest problem I had this year -- even with [Justin] and on his side -- is identity. I was trying to figure out what I’m doing, and that was the first time I was constantly being kicked down for doing that. When I didn’t know, I just wanted to say, ‘This is what I want, this is where I am in my professional life, things changed in my personal life, things changed in my heart -- everything.’ And people just thought, ‘Alright, this is what we think.’ And yeah, I made some decisions that weren’t great as well, and so did he and that’s why we went through all that to only make us better. And he has heard [the song] and he has seen the video, and it’s something that I feel like girls need hear, and it’s something I’m willing to share with people."