Selena Gomez is taking the reins with her new album, Revival, which came out last Friday, and on the "Today" show on Monday morning (Oct. 12), it was no different.
Our girl Sel took the stage in New York's Rockefeller Plaza to sing "Good For You" (which she opened with in the middle of the crowd), "Same Old Love" and a medley of previous hit "Come & Get It" and Revival song "Me & The Rhythm." And even though she was busy singing her heart out and talking to fans, she took a little bit of time to talk about her new record and her upcoming tour, the tickets for which go on sale on Saturday.
"I really just want to be heard and I don't want anyone else to speak for me," Selena said about her new album. After hitting the stage, she came inside for an interview, saying that this record label put her in control: "I've basically grown up in front of everyone. I got a whole new team, a new label and it's just me being a boss, me controlling my own life. It was incredible."
When it came time to discuss her recent disclosure of her lupus treatment, she admitted that she still feels weird talking about it, but she always wants to make it into something inspiring for fans.
"To be honest, it still kind of makes me a little uncomfortable to talk about it," Gomez said about her comments about Lupus in Billboard. "Genuinely, I feel like I am able to reach my fans and understand people when I am one on one with them and they're kind of dealing with the same thing because I've been there. I'm trying to take something that maybe is negative and turn it into a positive."
Gomez also said that there are some younger fans she has who never watched her get her start on Disney Channel's "Wizards of Waverly Place." And even though she's a little grown up now and still living in the spotlight, she's still the same girl.
"I don't really regret anything," she said. "I don't have life figured out by all means, but I have a great family. My mom and my stepdad have raised me to be who I've always been. I feel like the same girl, just a little older."
And for those fans who have been following her all along, she wants to be everything for them, just like they are to her.
"For me, it baffles me that there are people who will sleep outside for me -- I just want to give my all to those people. They're the reason I do what I do."