Selena Gomez on Her Own Hit ‘Come & Get It': ‘It Sounds Like a Rihanna Reject’
The Billboard Chart Topper Award-winning Revival singer gave EW a sneak peek at her Revival World Tour set list (so don't read it if you don't want to hear any more spoilers, Selenators!) and talked through some of the biggest tracks she's bringing on the road.
And when it came time to discuss her sultry 2013 No. 6 Billboard Hot 100 hit (which won her a VMA, among several other awards), she did not mince words.
“I love Stargate more than anything, but it’s very difficult for me to perform live. It’s not my song. To me, it sounds like a Rihanna reject. I’m currently in the middle of figuring out what it’s going to sound like. I’m working with Stargate on the new album—they did ‘Same Old Love’ with me—and we’ve created such an awesome relationship. That was just in the beginning. I was so young. I was wanting a hit: ‘I don’t know if I need a hit, but maybe I do so people can respect me?’ I’m grateful what [‘Come & Get It’] did for me, so it’d be stupid not to acknowledge it.”
There you have it: "Come & Get It" isn't Selena Gomez's song, according to Selena Gomez.
"I was so young. I was wanting a hit," she said of the song that was released no more than three years ago.
SelGo's really set on telling it like it is lately. She revealed to TIME in an interview last year that she used to sing "things that just weren’t me and weren’t for me," and acknowledged that she's "not the world’s greatest singer."
Here's to blunt honesty, and also to hoping she still has good things to say about "Hands To Myself" in 2019.
The Revival World Tour kicks off tomorrow night (May 5) in Las Vegas.
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