The 23-year-old "Good for You" singer joined ET at New York Fashion Week on Thursday for an eye-opening talk about her rekindled friendship with Demi Lovato, the body shaming she's experienced in the past year, and her upcoming album, Revival.
"We went to a dinner, I think it was two weeks ago," Selena said of reconnecting with Demi. "We were at the dinner, we were talking about her record, my record, just kind of catching up."
"I love her. She's like family at this point," the pop star continued. "It's just nice to be able to see people that you grew up with succeed."
Before the re-connection, the former Disney stars hadn't been photographed together at a public event since February 2014. The two have appeared to have squashed what was between them however, judging by Demi's Instagram post on Thursday, writing, "Look at how #coolforthesummer we are.. Friends for years, #sameoldlove."
That support system is key, as Selena has found herself dealing with a troubling new matter lately: body shaming.
"I actually had never experienced it before," she revealed, discussing negativity about her appearance she's received on social media. "I couldn't even imagine what my fans or kids go through at school -- it's just so difficult and awful."
"I want them to know it's OK," she added.
Despite this, things are looking up for Selena, whose new album drops Oct 9.
"I feel so comfortable. This is going to be a great year. This album to me means so much," she admitted. "I want to be heard, and I want people to have something to listen to that’s inspirational but also a pop song."
The Spring Breakers star is going stripped down on the new record, both on the cover, and emotionally.
"The idea of my new record is that it is my moment. I feel like I'm able to be heard. When I did the album cover I wanted it to just be bare," she said. "I didn't want a bunch of diamonds, or full on-makeup. The idea was just for me to be pure and raw."
"I'm just so confident and comfortable and I feel free more than I've ever felt in my whole life," she continued. "This album is one of the best things I've ever done."
"That song represents so many different kinds of love," she said. "The first person you love when you're a young girl is your dad, is your mom, and I think that you kind of follow that pattern in a way.
"The video I just shot for it represents different styles of love and how you can go for it," she added.