Is Selena getting the last word in about her breakup?
After roping us along for several weeks of guessing at the relationship status of their on-again, off-again private lover’s quarrel, it appears that Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez are now officially over—probably.
The 20-year-old Disney Channel grad has sealed the deal in a new musical cover, throwing in her own personal touch.Selena’s song of choice: Justin Timberlake’s 2002 hit “Cry Me a River.”
She sang the song at a New York City acoustic benefit concert for UNICEF on January 19th, addressing the crowd before belting out the scorned lyrics.
“I’ve kind of been through a lot these past couple of months, and it’s been really interesting and fun at the same time – and weird and sad, but cool,” Gomez said. “This song has helped me through a lot, and if anybody knows 'N Sync or, you know, some J.T., you’re gonna know what I’m talking about. But this song definitely speaks to me.”
And, with a chorus like “Your bridges were burned, and now it's your turn / To cry, cry me a river” the translation was easily deciphered: Good riddance, Biebs.
“It's kind of been refreshing and nice for me to step out of my comfort zone and do things that I didn't think I could do as an actress,” she told the crowd.
Oddly enough, Justin sang the song at a November concert in Boston, also acoustically.
In addition to the J.T. song, Selena also hammered her message home on that night, covering Taylor Swift’s ballad “I Knew You Were Trouble.”
In her speech, Selena also added a hopeful message to fans actually crying a river: “Everything happens for a reason … so enjoy every moment.”
Watch Selena’s performance here: