UPDATE: Speaking with Ryan Seacrest, Selena Gomez discussed the video for "The Heart Wants What It Wants," and its connection to Justin Bieber.
"Everybody wants to form their own opinions anyway. I think the biggest problem I had this year -- even with [Justin] and on his side -- is identity,” she said about her back-and-forth relationship. “I was trying to figure out what I’m doing, and that was the first time I was constantly being kicked down for doing that. When I didn’t know, I just wanted to say, ‘This is what I want, this is where I am in my professional life, things changed in my personal life, things changed in my heart -- everything.’ And people just thought, ‘Alright, this is what we think.’ And yeah, I made some decisions that weren’t great as well, and so did he and that’s why we went through all that to only make us better. And he has heard [the song] and he has seen the video, and it’s something that I feel like girls need hear, and it’s something I’m willing to share with people.”
EARLIER: Selena Gomez never says her new single, "The Heart Wants What It Wants," is about her on-again, off-again relationship with Justin Bieber. But the pair did reportedly split up for the umpteenth time back in October, and "The Heart Wants What It Wants" acts as a fairly good anthem for those going through heartbreak. Here's the spoken-word introduction, said by Gomez through tears: "When I was on stage and I was thinking of ... I felt like I know him, though, and I know his heart, and I know what he wouldn't do to hurt me. But I didn't realize that feeling so confident and feeling so great about myself and then it just be completely shattered by one thing. By something so stupid. But then you make me feel crazy. You make me feel like it's my fault. I was in pain."