Selena Gomez is speaking out.
The 24-year-old beauty made her first public appearance since checking into rehab months ago at last night’s American Music Awards — and even had a chance to speak her peace about her experience while accepting an award for Pop/Rock Female.
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“It’s safe to say most of you know a lot of my life, whether I liked it or not. I had to stop because I had everything and I was absolutely broken inside. I kept it all together enough to where I would never let you down but I kept it too much together to where I would let myself down,” she said. “I don’t want to see your bodies on Instagram. I want to see what’s in here. I’m not trying to get validation nor do I need it anymore… If you are broken, you don’t have to stay broken. If you respect me or not, that’s the one thing you should know about me — I care about people.”
Watch her full speech: