An emotional weekend. Selena Gomez teared up on stage during a concert in Indonesia on her 24th birthday, shortly before posting an emotional, cryptic message on her Instagram account.
The “Hands to Myself” singer, 24, kicked off the international leg of her Revival Tour at Jakarta’s Indonesia Convention Exhibition arena on Saturday, July 23, where she was spotted wiping tears from her eyes as she introduced one of her encore songs “Kill Em With Kindness.”
“The next song, before I go home, is a song that’s so important to me,” she told fans. “Because I get really frustrated. I get stupid sometimes. I say things that I don’t mean, or that come out wrong just because I care so badly. But the thing is, at the end of the day, no war in anger was ever won. I do know that deep down in my heart that I have to believe that we can love each other and always be kind no matter what it takes in us. I believe that we can do that, no matter what.”
Shortly after exiting the stage, Gomez took to Instagram to share a heartbreaking note to her Selenators.
“Tonight I felt extremely unauthentic, unconnected to both myself and my music,” she wrote. “I’ve never really felt like my materials, wardrobe or a video could define me. I act on a moment and fear something that hasn’t happened. I’m stagnant, I stay still and don’t just sit with myself first and ask ‘is this where I am, whole heartedly?’ I’ve always told the truth. I’m always true to my word, I’ve shown who I am but I need to rethink some areas of my life creatively and personally. had to get that out.”
The “Good for You” songstress captioned the enigmatic message: “Not being negative about anything I’ve done. I’m grateful for every single moment I get here -Indonesia you were LOUD and clearly inspiring. Love you so much.”
Selena talking to the crowd in Jakarta. pic.twitter.com/2mMqbpv1Gp
— Diana (: (@gomezmalikteam) July 23, 2016
Although it is unclear what may have caused Gomez’s tears and subsequent sad post, she was recently the center of online backlash after she defended her friend Taylor Swift during the “Bad Blood” singer’s drama with Kanye West and Kim Kardashian.
After the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star, 35, leaked clips of a phone conversation between Swift, 26, and the “Famous” rapper, 39, Gomez weighed in on Twitter, writing, “There are more important things to talk about. Why can’t people use their voice for something that f–king matters?”
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