“VMA, that’s crazy,” Gomez told MTV News about her nomination. “I mean honestly, not even just because it’s my song; I just genuinely think it was a beautiful video. The dancers were amazing, the dance was beautiful, the shots were gorgeous, so I’m super stoked. I’m stoked for Anthony Mandler who directed it too because obviously it was his creation.”
Gomez teamed up with Mandler to create the sexy clip, which is the lead single off her just released album Stars Dance. The video has Gomez, who said Mandler let her have more “creative control” over the clip, embracing the beat of the track while braving the “earthy” elements and exuding confidence and maturity.
Gomez faces off against some tough competition in the Best Pop Video category — Bruno Mars (“Locked out of Heaven”), Justin Timberlake (“Mirrors”), fun. (“Carry On”) and friend Miley Cyrus (“We Can’t Stop”). If Gomez takes home the Moonman on August 25 it will mark her first time winning the trophy. But Selenators, don’t expect her to come prepared.
“No, I’m not good at writing speeches down because if I do, then it gets in the way,” Gomez said about whether she plans on penning an acceptance speech. “I’m not even planning on winning yet, so don’t jinx me, but I’m really excited, I really am.”
Gomez may want to re-think the pre-planned speech because, chances are, she may be a bit exhausted by the time she reaches Brooklyn’s Barclays Center.
“I think I’m in Europe when it happens and I’m flying for a day just for that [VMAs],” Gomez revealed. “So I hope I win I’m going to be so tired flying from Europe.”
To see who takes home the Moonman, don’t forget to watch the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards, live on Sunday, August 25 at 9 p.m. ET on MTV!