Selena Gomez Breaks Down 'Rare' Lyrics: Watch

Selena Gomez Breaks Down 'Rare' Lyrics: Watch


Selena Gomez visiting Genius recently, and in a video uploaded on Monday (Mar. 9), the songstress breaks down her recent album’s title track, “Rare.”

The tune, which asks, “It feels like you don’t care / Oh, why don’t you recognize I’m so rare?” touches on one-sided and manipulative relationships.

“Here’s something I’ve struggled with for a very long time. First off, self-esteem and confidence is a constant struggle for me,” she explains in the clip. “It’s getting better with time and age, but it will always be something that I’m working on. I think, recently, this is the most I’ve ever been vocal about, ‘Actually, I deserve this and I have a right to claim this and I have a right to put out things that I want to put out and talk about things I want to talk about.'”

“This is the first time that I’ve actually said it,” she continued. “And the reason why is that I didn’t want to sound like a b—-. I didn’t want to be like, ‘I deserve everything and you can’t have me unless you have this, this, this.’ And I know that’s not the case, that’s just where my mind goes to. So what I think is so important about this chorus is it’s acknowledging, like, ‘Hey, I don’t have it all and I’m not saying I’m perfect, but I do know that I’m special.’ And I think that’s a humble approach of saying, ‘Why don’t you see that I am different?’”

To sum it up, Gomez noted that she has “a lot to figure out,” and joked that “Someday is when I’m going to wake up and I’m annoyed and I’m like, ‘I’m going to be alone forever.’”

“But after that 15 minutes goes away, I say to myself, I know that there is someone for everybody,” she concluded in a positive light.

Watch the whole video below.