During her acceptance speech at the Billboard Women In Music 2017 ceremony in Hollywood on Thursday night, Gomez wept as she paid tribute to Francia Raisa who donated her kidney to the pop star earlier this year.
"I would like to thank my awesome team and family because they stuck with me through some really hard times", Gomez, who suffers from lupus, continued. Now, after such intriguing words about the new album, the wait will be even more enjoyable. While accepting the Rule Breaker Award, Kehlani expressed how important it is for artists to be outspoken.
Selena Gomez, come and get your much deserved award. "Seeing all these women come up here tonight and say these attractive speeches with their awards is so inspiring", she told the crowd, then paying tribute to those who have helped her get to that point.
Gomez teared up as Raisa presented her with the award. In a new interview with Billboard, Gomez addresses her relationships with both Canadian singers for the first time.
The Kill 'Em with Kindness star was presented with the music magazine's Women of the Year prize by her A Rainy Day in NY co-star Elle Fanning and her best friend, actress Francia Raisa, who donated a kidney to Selena over the summer (17) as the singer's were failing due to her battle with autoimmune disease lupus.
"When I found out I was a match for Selena, I didn't think twice about it", she said of her kidney donation.
She literally saved her life. Although, she did thank her friends and family for their support, and we can only assume those two would have been included in that bunch.
"Something that I'm really proud of is that there's such a true friendship (between me and The Weeknd). So thank you for all of you who have inspired so many girls who don't feel like they have a voice".