Selena Gomez Dishes on Her 'Really Bad Breakup'

PHOTO: Selena Gomez is pictured on the Mar. 2014 cover of Seventeen.Ben Watts/Seventeen
Selena Gomez is pictured on the Mar. 2014 cover of Seventeen.

Selena Gomez famously split from Justin Bieber -- and then they seemingly got back together, but things have been difficult for the two.

In a new interview with Seventeen, the "Come & Get It" singer opened up about "a really bad breakup" she went through when she was 20. (Yes, she was 20 when she and Bieber parted ways.)

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"I actually talked to Katy Perry about guys who are intimidated by strong girls. I haven't found someone yet who could understand my lifestyle, support it, love me through it and not be threatened by it," she said. "It's hard. I do think I might scare some guys, because I'm like, 'I want to change the world! I have dreams! What do you want to do?' But I only know how to be me."

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Luckily, she said that she's in a new phase of her life now. Before her split, Gomez admitted to constantly feeling insecure. Now 21, she said she began feeling "powerful" for the first time ever -- especially after surviving her split.

"I was on Disney when it was Miley [Cyrus], the Jonas Brothers and Demi [Lovato]. I questioned the way I looked, acted, sang and wrote," she said. "[But] I'm glad it's taken me this long to get where I am because now I am ready for it."