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Selena Gomez's Best Friend Responds To 'My Mind & Me' Documentary Backlash


09:26 7 Feb 2023

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Raquelle Stevens speaks out

Selena Gomez's best friend, Raquelle Stevens, has spoken out after she faced major backlash over scenes in Selena's My Mind & Me documentary.

The author featured heavily in the documentary, and was accused of being, 'controlling,' towards Selena.

This is the first time she's spoken about the backlash publicly.

Speaking on the Chicks in the Office podcast, she said, "Anytime you do anything public in life, you're subject to opinions of other people."

"You just don't even go there if you're not willing to be able to take the heat, but the biggest thing for me was that the documentary was a beautiful, beautiful piece of work that Selena so vulnerably shared with the world."

"It was her life story, and part of what was included in that documentary was our friendship, which is special and it's honest, and it's real."


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She continued, "I think what it's a good reminder of is that when people are scrolling through Instagram or they're scrolling through TikTok, or you're watching a documentary, you're getting a small glimpse into someone's life, you're not seeing the full picture."

"And the truth is we've had a friendship for the last decade because it's real, it's honest and I'm so grateful for that."


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Raquelle added, "And I'm grateful that it was included in the documentary because I think that it is important to see..."

"And I think it's amazing that Selena welcomes honesty in her friendships and I welcome that in my life too."

The author said the criticism never bothered her because her, "inner life is strong," and she lives, "a life with integrity."


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"And it doesn't matter what you face, what you go through — there's a peace that comes with living a life of integrity, and so I really am secure in who I am."

"I know the kind of friend that I am. Anyone really could say anything, but I have a peace that is unshakable."

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