Selena Gomez “dragged” after Chris Brown and Olivia Rodrigo’s viral VMAs reactions

Don’t look at her now.

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

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

“I would rather sit still than be dragged for being myself. All the best,” she said goodbye.

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

The “Vampire” singer’s stage purposely fell apart as curtains fell from the sky, fiery pyrotechnics went into action and a man dressed all in black led Rodrigo out of the planned chaos.

Selena Gomez isn't happy that her reactions to Chris Brown and Olivia Rodrigo at the VMAs became a meme
The “Calm Down” singer covered her ear during Olivia Rodrigo’s performance.

Selena Gomez isn't happy that her reactions to Chris Brown and Olivia Rodrigo at the VMAs became a meme
Rodrigo was the second performance of the evening.
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A camera trained on Gomez during the performance captured her covering her ear and watching in concern.

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

iHeartRadio Australia posted the moment on Instagram and invites his followers to see it for themselves.

Selena Gomez
She wasn’t impressed by Chris Brown’s nomination.

An unimpressed Gomez commented: “Who cares lol.”

A Gomez fan account also claimed on X, the platform formerly known as Twitter, that a fan had allegedly met him Only Murders in the Building star after the VMAs claimed Gomez is “so angry.”

However, a source familiar with the situation told The Post on Wednesday that Gomez “definitely wasn’t mad after the show” and was looking forward to it Participation in a small after party.

The Post has reached out to Gomez’s representatives for comment.

Chris Brown performs during the Lovers and Friends Music Festival at Las Vegas Festival Grounds on May 6, 2023 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Chris Brown and Chlöe’s “How Does It Feel” was nominated for best R&B video.
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Nigerian singers Rema and Gomez accept the Best Afrobeats Award "Chill out."
Nigerian singers Rema and Gomez accept the Best Afrobeats Award for “Calm Down”.
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The “Lose You to Love Me” singer wore one red dress by Oscar de la Renta for the awards ceremony before moving into one short purple satin dress from “Undone” by Kate.

Gomez has been open about her controversial relationship with social media. In 2021, she deleted Instagram due to health reasons. “I say this because it’s a big, big reason why I feel like I’m as healthy as I have been,” she told WWD Beauty Inc. “I don’t know anything about what’s going on in pop culture, and that makes me really happy. And maybe it doesn’t make everyone else happy, but for me it really saved my life.”

She continued: “To be honest, I just thought, ‘That’s too much information.’ This is too much of my personal life scattered all over the place and it just felt uncontrollable. I felt like my thoughts and everything I consumed revolved around a million other people in the world saying good and bad things. And I just thought, ‘Why should I – I don’t have any of this.’ Nothing gives me life.’ And I just snapped and was over it. I wanted to delete it entirely, but my team was smart enough to convince me not to. But I’m glad I didn’t because it’s such a wonderful way to stay connected and as I move forward it makes me happy knowing that I’m just being completely honest and true to myself. ”

Caroline Bleakley

Caroline Bleakley is a USTimeToday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Caroline Bleakley joined USTimeToday in 2022 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with Caroline Bleakley by emailing

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