Internet trolls who attempted to 'fat-shame' curvy beauty Selena Gomez helped inspired her new music.
The Come & Get It singer admits she was so upset by some of the mean comments aimed at her after shots from a Mexico beach vacation appeared online, she temporarily shut down her Instagram account.
But then she realized she could take the feelings of hurt and anger and turn them into song lyrics for the tracks she recorded for new album Revival.
She tells news show Extra, "I was getting a lot of hate for my body and gaining weight, and I was in Mexico and I was just feeling all of this stuff and I would be lying to you if I said it didn’t kind of hurt my feelings, but I kind of channeled that into my music.
"I felt like everybody was saying so much and I’m like, 'I need to say something...' My songs on the record are survivors - Kill 'em with Kindness, Rise. It’s all geared towards me trying to be heard and I think this is the best thing that I’ve ever done in my whole career and I’m so excited."
Gomez, 23, admits the social media hits she took about her body image is nothing compared to the abuse teenage girls are subjected to.
She adds, "I think it’s so hard now more than ever because there’s so much access... I've had to delete Instagram off my phone for a week and just kind of not get on it, 'cause it is crazy. I couldn’t imagine being 13 and dealing with it.
"You can't listen to it, you have to know that you're made individually to be who you are and you should just be able to find your happiness (but) it’s so hard to say, cause I’ve been doing it myself."