Selena Gomez says she tries to ignore negative comments about her relationship with Justin Bieber and is concentrating on advancing her music and film career.
Gomez, 18, made her comments on ABC show "Good Morning America" on Friday, June 17. She and Bieber, 17, were first linked together in late 2010. Bieber is currently one of the most popular teenage pop stars in the world.
The two drew the wrath of some of his fans when they stepped out together at the 2011 Academy Awards in February. Many posted nasty comments and even death threats against Gomez on Twitter."I can't shut out all of it," Gomez said on "Good Morning America" when asked about how she handles the negative remarks. "I'm human so I read it. I know what's being said, obviously, but I have better things in my life and I do try to ignore it and I have incredible supporters."
"I'm young and I spent the first like three years hiding and terrified of things like that so I'm kind of enjoying being young and just having fun and focusing on my fans and my music," she said, holding a bedazzled microphone with her name printed on it in pink.
Gomez is promoting her new film, "Monte Carlo," and her third studio album, "When The Sun Goes Down." She performed her new single, "Love You Like a Love Song," as well as two other songs on "Good Morning America." When asked if she and Bieber would record a track together, Gomez said: "I'm not sure. Whenever I do songs, I kind of do it organically so if it happens, it happens."
Gomez was recently hospitalized after feeling unwell following an appearance on NBC's "Tonight Show" to promote her new projects. The singer said days after the incident that she was "feeling much better." She addressed her health scare on "Good Morning America."
"I just need to take better care of myself," Gomez said. "I was very low in iron. I was dehydrated and I was just exhausted. I'm 18, so of course I want to eat whatever I want, but my mom has definitely been stocking up on the vitamins."
Gomez's new album, her third major record, hits stores on June 28. She told OnTheRedCarpet.com on Monday that the album "kind of represents where I am in my life."
Pop star Britney Spears co-wrote one of the tracks, "Whiplash." Gomez said on "Good Morning America" that she "almost had a heart attack" when she found this out. She also said she plans to perform a "Britney tribute" when she and her band go on tour this summer.
Gomez is known for her role as Alex Russo on the Disney Channel series "Wizards of Waverly Place" and has starred in films such as "Ramona and Beezus," which was released last year.
"Monte Carlo" is due to hit theaters on July 1. The film tells of three young women who visit Paris and end up in Monte Carlo after one of the girls, played by Gomez, is mistaken for a British heiress. The movie also stars "Gossip Girl" actresses Leighton Meester and Katie Cassidy as well as "Glee" actor Cory Monteith.
"My show ended so I'm kind of trying to do more film work," Gomez said. "I'm really proud of this movie. I worked really hard on it."
Gomez also plans to take on a more serious film role and is due to star in the movie "13 Reasons Why," which is adapted from a novel by Jay Asher, which tells of a shy high school boy who finds a box containing cassettes made by a female student who he had a crush on, who committed suicide. She wants him to pass on the tapes to other students and talks in them about the reasons she killed herself.
"My mom found '13 Reasons Why' in the bookstore," Gomez told OnTheRedCarpet.com. "We ended up loving the book and the message in it so we're hoping to get that into production soon."
Check out Selena Gomez's interview and performance on "Good Morning America" below.