"I have these high-waisted shorts that are cut off, and it kind of reminds me of a little Linda Ronstadt '70s vibe. I always used to get told I look like her and I started listening to her music because of that and I love '70s," she told Ryan Seacrest before checking her phone to see which song of Linda's is her favorite, but instead she said:
"Oh I got a text from a cute guy."
WHO IS THIS CUTE GUY, SELENA?! She wouldn't give up any details, only that he has brown hair. Sel, that doesn't really help us much.
She quickly went on to talk more about that racy photo, which she described as a "beautiful representation of where I am" and said that her upcoming LP (October 9) was a bit inspired by Christina Aguilera's Stripped album, which also featured the singer topless on the cover.
"That's one of my favorite albums and that was kind of what I started off Revival as, some sort of story. I mean, that album for her was incredible -- 'Beautiful,' 'Can't Hold Us Down,' all of that -- that's the stuff that I love," she said. "That was an album, that was complete on my record. I have 'Rise,' 'Survivors,' 'Revival,' 'Kill Em With Kindness.' My stuff is full on, it's an album, it's a piece, it's something that I'm proud of."
Another thing she is proud of is how she handled herself in the face of body shamers this year. After pictures surfaced of the singer in a bikini while vacationing with friends in Mexico, some were quick to judge her curvy figure, writing some pretty hurtful comments. That prompted her to post this photo with the caption, "I love being happy with me yall #theresmoretolove."
"I did gain weight, but I don't care," she said. "I posted this photo on Instagram, and I was like, there's more to love. I'm happy with myself, and the reason I did that was because I didn't want them to win, 'cause then the next day it wasn't about how I gained weight, it was how I embraced it, and that's my approach."