Selena Gomez, who recently celebrated her 24th birthday, posted a bizarre Instagram message on Friday (22 July), claiming that she needed to "rethink some areas" of her life hours after her concert performance. The singer took to Instagram after her show in Jakarta, Indonesia to explain to her fans that she was planning some major changes.
She included a screenshot of a message from her iPhone notes app, which read: "Tonight I felt extremely unauthentic, unconnected to both my myself and my music. I've never really felt like my materials, wardrobe or a video could define me."
She explained: "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, wholeheartedly?'
"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," she said.
The actress/singer captioned the screenshot: "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."
Earlier on stage, The Good For You singer was seen on the verge of tears just before performing Kill 'Em With Kindness. She said: "The next song, before I go home, is a song that's so important to me. 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."
A fan filmed the entire expressive moment, which they then posted on Twitter.
Gomez first found fame as an actress - starring in the hit TV show Barney The Purple Dinosaur alongside Demi Lovato when she was just ten years old. She starred in the Disney Channel series for five years, before leaving to focus on her singing career, and then breaking onto the big screen. An on/off relationship with Justin Bieber followed, making Gomez one of the most talked about stars around.
While the reason behind Gomez's sudden outbreak was not clear, a gossip website report notes that the pop star recently became a victim of online criticism after she defended BFF Taylor Swift over the Kim Kardashian and Kanye West feud.