Selena Gomez SLAMMED by fellow pop star & you'll never guess why
Selena Gomez seems to be well-liked by most of her Hollywood peers--which is why I was surprised to hear that she just got dissed by a fellow female pop star! The 21-year-old was recently called out by New Zealand singer Lorde, who slammed Gomez for the way her hit single "Come & Get It" portrays women. Now, she's defending herself against the criticism--and from her response, it's clear Gomez isn't about to back down easily.
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Things between the two singers first started getting heated back in September, when Lorde told Rolling Stone she wasn't exactly a fan of the lyrics in some of Gomez's work. "I love pop music on a sonic level," she told the publication. "But I'm a feminist and the theme of her song ['Come & Get It'] is, 'When you're ready come and get it from me.' I'm sick of women being portrayed this way."
Earlier this month, Lorde stood by her opinion, not-so-subtly telling MTV, "If you have an opinion about something in music which isn't 100-percent good, you're a hater, even if you have perfectly reasonable grounds for that critique."
For her part, Gomez took the comments like a champ, responding firmly but politely. "I think she is super talented and I think it's awesome," she said in a recent radio interview. "But I think at the same time that feminism and that specific thing is very sensitive because in my opinion, it's not feminism if you're tearing down another artist."
Oh, and she didn't stop there. She also stopped covering Lordes' hit single "Royals" on her Stars Dance tour and started performing her own rendition of Katy Perry's "Roar" instead. Burn!
To be honest, the whole fight seems pretty unwarranted to me. First of all, it's not like pop music in general is exactly known for being feminist. I mean, I don't know about you, but I definitely don't think "female empowerment" when I hear Top 40 music. And I'm not the only one who thinks so. British pop star Cher Lloyd recently defended Gomez, calling Lorde "a knob" for her diss.
Regardless, I think Gomez handled the critique well. And hey, I wouldn't worry about it too much if I was her. After all, having a feud with another star is practically a rite of passage in Hollywood (see: Mariah Carey and Jennifer Lopez)—which means Gomez just reached a whole level of fame in her career!
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Do you agree with Lorde or with Gomez?