Contact Us

Selena Gomez Reveals She’d Love to Work With M.I.A., Pharrell in BBC Radio 1 Interview

Pascal Le Segretain, Getty Images
Pascal Le Segretain, Getty Images

Sure, Selena Gomez may in the the throes of success with her most recent album, the hit-spawning Revival, but that doesn’t mean the pop princess can’t start thinking about her next record.

Despite Revival‘s chart-topping success, the former Disney darling may already be sick of that same old sound and is ready for a different beat. In a new interview with BBC Radio 1, the admittedly jetlagged “Hands To Myself” songstress revealed her studio collaboration bucket list: “There’s tons of people I admire and would love to work with. I love M.I.A., I love Pharrell, I love Abel—The Weeknd.

“I don’t know,” she continued. “I don’t have anything in mind at the moment, I’m just starting to record the new record. So we’ll figure it out.” The triple threat remains realistic.

Of a potential team-up with M.I.A., Gomez added somewhat realistically, “That one would probably be difficult. I doubt she even knows who I am. But I think it has to be organic or it doesn’t really work. So if another artist appreciates the song—everybody that I’ve had featured, they love the music and that’s most important.”

In addition to revealing her wish-list, the singer also shared that she has, indeed, walked out of writing sessions that weren’t working before: “Yeah, of course, and maybe not with an artist but even just with writers or producers… If you don’t really have that energy, sometimes it can be a little disappointing. I’ve walked out of sessions for sure… I’ll do my job, I’ll be nice. And maybe I just didn’t feel it. It’s not a bad thing! It’s just certain people gel with each other and certain people don’t.”

Watch below:

Subscribe to PopCrush on

Selena Gomez’s Hottest Stage Looks


Recommended for You

Best of the Web

Best of PopCrush

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Please solve this simple math problem to prove that you are a real person.

Sign up for PopCrush quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!