Taylor Swift’s BFF Selena Gomez probably thought that she was in for a normal interview when she taped the Ellen DeGeneres Show recently. Little did she know that she was in for a double dose of scares courtesy of Ellen DeGeneres, Gossip Cop reported.
During the interview, Gomez chatted with the comedienne about all of the fun things that she and Swift do together like “baking,” “drinking lots of wine,” and “talking about boys.”
Gomez even talked about how Taylor Swift inspired her to be a better artist.
“She pushes me to be more confident. I’ve known her for eight years now and…” Before Gomez could say another word, “Taylor Swift,” or rather an Ellen Degeneres Show staff member dressed in a blonde wig and a silver sequined jumpsuit, popped out of a box on stage and scared the living daylight out of Selena Gomez.
Gomez screamed before laughing and asking, “Where did he go” in reference to the guy who had just scared her.
“Is that my second time or my third time being scared?” Gomez asked a chuckling Ellen DeGeneres.
“I don’t know but we’ve scared you a lot,” Ellen replied.
And there was more to come. Ellen wasn’t done with the scares just yet.
“You gotta get me good,” Selena unwittingly asked before she was scared again.
The conversation between Gomez and DeGeneres then moved on to Halloween. Ellen asked Selena whether she goes Trick or treating every year to which Gomez replied that she planned to go with her sister and dress up as the sisters from Frozen.
Then, unbeknownst to Selena, another male Ellen Degeneres Show staffer, dressed this time as Elsa from Frozen, snuck up behind her chair and scared Selena. This time Selena’s reaction was bigger.
“Oh my gosh!” Gomez screamed, as she recovered from the scare. “What the hell?! Like what? Why?!”
Selena was on the Ellen show to promote the release of her new album, Revival. Selena Gomez describes Revival as a body of work motivated by “hate,” with a lot of that venom directed toward tabloid gossip sites.
— Official Selenators (@SelenaFanClub) October 8, 2015
“I’m so f—ing nice to everybody, and everyone is so vile to me,” The “Good For You” singer told Billboard Magazine earlier this month.
“I’ve been working since I was 7. I’ve been a UNICEF ambassador since I was 17. It’s so disappointing that I’ve become a tabloid story. It took away everything I loved about this business.”
With Revival Selena Gomez seems to be on a mission to change the story that the tabloids have created for her. It also represents a break from Disney, the media conglomerate that helped push Selena Gomez into the spotlight, beginning with a little show called The Wizards of Waverly Place.
For the five albums she put out before Revival, Selena was a part of Hollywood Records, a Disney imprint. Those records sold in total about three million in the U.S. alone, according to Billboard. However, Revival is being released through Interscope. It’s a new day for Selena Gomez. She now shares a label with artists like M.I.A and Elie Goulding, artists who definitely aren’t known for bubble gum, Disney-friendly pop music.
The change in her style seems to working so far for Selena. “Good For You,” the first single for Revival, charted at number three on the Billboard Hot 100. According to Billboard, “Good For You” also marks another milestone for Selena Gomez. “Good For You” features her first collaboration with a rapper. ASAP Rocky adds his his own laid back flavor to the song in a verse that mocks Selena’s good-girl past. Here’s a sample of the ASAP verse.
“Hold on, take a minute, love
Cause I ain’t trying to f*** your image up
Like we mess around in triple cuffs
Stumble ’round town, pull your zipper up
Pants sag like I don’t give a…
Revival drops today. Then, Selena Gomez returns to the big screen in a new film with James Franco called In Dubious Battles which will be released in 2016.
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