Selena Gomez ‘dragged’ after viral Chris Brown, Olivia Rodrigo VMAs reactions

Don’t look at her now.

Selena Gomez is not impressed by the internet mocking the faces she made in response to Chris Brown’s 2023 MTV Video Music Awards nomination and Olivia Rodrigo’s performance at Tuesday’s award show.

“I will never be a meme again,” Gomez, 31, wrote on her Instagram Story Wednesday.

“I’d rather sit still than be dragged for being myself. Much love,” she signed off.

The “Single Soon” singer’s frightened appearance during Rodrigo’s performance went viral on social media Tuesday night.

The “Vampire” singer’s stage intentionally fell apart as curtains fell from the sky, fiery pyrotechnics burst into action, and a man dressed in all black escorted Rodrigo away from the planned chaos.


Selena Gomez is not happy that her reactions to Chris Brown, Olivia Rodrigo at VMAs became a meme
The “Calm Down” singer covered her ear during Olivia Rodrigo’s performance.
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Selena Gomez is not happy that her reactions to Chris Brown, Olivia Rodrigo at VMAs became a meme
Rodrigo was the second performance of the night.
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A camera pointed at Gomez during the performance captured her covering her ear and looking on with great concern.

Later in the night, Gomez, who won Best Afrobeats for “Calm Down” with Rema, made a stank face when Brown was mentioned as a nominee in the Best R&B category.

iHeartRadio Australia posted the moment to its Instagram, inviting followers to see it for themselves.


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She was not impressed by Chris Brown being nominated.
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An unimpressed Gomez commented, “Who cares lol.”

A Gomez fan account additionally claimed on X, the platform previously known as Twitter that a fan who allegedly met the “Only Murders in the Building” star after the VMAs claimed Gomez was “so mad.”

However, a source with knowledge of the situation told The Post on Wednesday that Gomez “definitely wasn’t mad after the show” and was looking forward to attending a small afterparty.

The Post has contacted reps for Gomez for comment.


Chris Brown performs during the Lovers and Friends Music Festival at the Las Vegas Festival Grounds on May 06, 2023 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Chris Brown and Chlöe’s “How Does It Feel” was up for Best R&B Video.
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Nigerian singer Rema and Gomez accept the Best Afrobeats award for "Calm Down."
Nigerian singer Rema and Gomez accept the Best Afrobeats award for “Calm Down.”
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The “Lose You to Love Me” singer donned a red Oscar de la Renta gown for the awards ceremony before changing into a short purple satin dress from Undone by Kate.

Gomez has been open about her contentious relationship with social media. Back in 2021 she famously deleted Instagram for her mental health. “I say that because that’s a huge, significant part of why I feel like I’ve been as healthy as I have been,” she said to WWD’s Beauty Inc. “I’m completely unaware of actually what’s going on in pop culture, and that makes me really happy. And maybe that doesn’t make everybody else happy, but for me, it’s really saved my life.”

She continued, “To be honest, I was just, like, ‘This is too much information. This is too much of my personal life spread out everywhere, and it just felt uncontrollable. I felt like my thoughts and everything I was consuming revolved around a million different other people in the world saying good things and bad things. And I just thought, ‘Why would I—I don’t get anything from it. Nothing is giving me life.’ And I just snapped, and I was over it. I wanted to delete it altogether, but my team was smart enough to convince me not to. But I’m happy I didn’t, because it is such a wonderful way to stay connected, and when I do go on, it makes me happy to know that I’m just being completely honest and being true to who I am.”

source: nypost.com