Gaga Goes Gaga for Gomez


Arej Hussain, Reporter

The audience was left in tears, after Selena Gomez’s heartfelt speech at the AMA’s. The star made her first public appearance since entering a rehab facility in August to help her deal with Lupus, a chronic disease in which the body’s immune system attacks healthy tissue, resulting in multiple symptoms, including panic, depression, and anxiety. After the recent diagnosis, Selena had taken a break from all the fame and focused more on herself.

When winning the Favorite Female Artist of 2016 award, Selena gave a motivational speech addressing the importance of mental health. She told fans to always keep themselves in mind, even when thinking of others. “I kept it all together enough to where I would never let you down but I kept it too much together to where I let myself down.” She also reminded fans that there is always room for change and that things can get better: “If you are broken, you don’t have to stay broken.”

The speech touched many including Lady Gaga, who seemed to have been emotionally moved during it. In support, she posted a picture of her and Selena on her Instagram along with the caption, “So dope I got to hang with the biggest rockstar of the night…the girl with the biggest prize of all a BIG Heart that she shares with the world”. Although she wasn’t at the AMA’s, Taylor Swift also showed support by cheering Selena on in her Instagram story. Selena continued receiving support from numerous celebrities all throughout Twitter. She later posted a picture with her fans on Instagram for the first time since mid-August.