Selena Gomez Says She'd Be Totally Fine if Her Fame Suddenly Went Away

And she has her mama to thank.

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Selena Gomez doesn't need fame, thankyouverymuch.

At this year's Met Gala, stars got the Humans of New York treatment and Selena opened up to HONY photographer Brandon Stanton about fame and why she's okay with the idea of losing it all, ET Online (opens in new tab) reports.

"I feel like I'm just starting, but I think I'd be fine if it all went away," she said. "I get that from my mother. From the moment I started singing, she always reminded me that all of this was a privilege, and could be taken at any moment. So singing is not how I define myself. I try to keep my identity rooted in my friendships and my faith."

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This isn't the first time Selena has talked about her feelings on fame. Back in March, she took it a step further when she told Vogue (opens in new tab) she was basically counting down to the day she wasn't famous.

"Look, I love what I do, and I'm aware of how lucky I am, but—how can I say this without sounding weird?" she said in the profile. "I just really can't wait for people to forget about me."

We still can't see that happening any time soon, but at least we know ~for sure~ Selena would be 100 percent okay if it did.

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Kayleigh Roberts
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Kayleigh Roberts is a freelance writer and editor with more than 10 years of professional experience. Her byline has appeared in Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, ELLE, Harper’s Bazaar, The Atlantic, Allure, Entertainment Weekly, MTV, Bustle, Refinery29, Girls’ Life Magazine, Just Jared, and Tiger Beat, among other publications. She's a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.