Selena Gomez covers 'Cry Me A River'
January 21st, 2013
12:17 PM ET

Selena Gomez covers 'Cry Me A River'

If you've lost track of whether Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber are "on" or "off," Gomez's recent performance at a UNICEF benefit concert Saturday might say it all.

The 20-year-old actress/singer took a page from Bieber's playbook and performed a cover of Justin Timberlake's "Cry Me A River." Bieber performed the song in November, right at the height of the rumors that the pop star pair had broken up.

"This song definitely speaks to me," Gomez said before she launched into the song, which describes a hurt lover telling an ex to "cry a river" over their dissolved relationship. According to Us Weekly, Gomez added ahead of her rendition that she's "been through a lot the past few months. It's been weird and sad and cool."

But if Gomez did have a breakup on her mind, she didn't let it show on the red carpet. Before she performed, Gomez spoke with reporters on the risks she's taking both on-screen, with her new movie "Spring Breakers," and off-screen.

"I'm a little bit more mouthy," she told Us Weekly. "I'm a little bit older. I've got a little more sass. ... Everything happens for a reason, so enjoy every moment."

For a reminder, here's Bieber's performance. Who do you think had the better cover?


Filed under: Celebrities • Music

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  1. Now she's back on topic like a good little virgin

    take care of it...thanks

    January 29, 2013 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
  2. kagome

    I thought she was very pretty. I wonder why she broke up with Justin? I don't think that she was a good enough singer to be on the cover of "cry me a river."

    January 28, 2013 at 4:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • gasper

      I agree that she should have not been in cry me a river.Also I wonder why she broke up with justin beiber?Also i think she is very attractive.

      January 29, 2013 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
  3. paulina

    I think she looks very pretty. I wonder why she ended her relationship with Justin Bieber? But honestly, I don't like how she sings.

    January 28, 2013 at 4:09 pm | Report abuse |
  4. the other film editor

    cd rom expert

    January 25, 2013 at 10:37 am | Report abuse |
  5. Justin Bieber

    Whateves. I still got my nakkie sleepovas with Ush.

    January 25, 2013 at 10:26 am | Report abuse |
  6. Chucklehead

    Selena and Vanessa. Yummy! I'd like to butter both of their muffins in the morning.

    January 22, 2013 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
  7. 46kaytofor49

    very happy - selena was shocked....

    January 22, 2013 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Big ol Moneyshot

    Id eat their a$$es clean

    January 22, 2013 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Rock

    Id love to get those 2 to tickle my pickle.

    January 22, 2013 at 9:22 am | Report abuse |
  10. Meh

    actress/singer?...really?

    January 22, 2013 at 7:57 am | Report abuse |
    • @meh

      Yes moron. She sells out her concerts and won an Emmy Award for her TV show. Stop being an idiot and go play in traffic.

      January 22, 2013 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Meh

      awww did i hurt your sissy child's wittle feelings? Sissy crap for a sissy generation

      January 23, 2013 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • I'm 45

      and have no life.

      January 23, 2013 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
  11. HEY FAT HIPS...

    i may shed a tear but i will do WHATEVER the fk i want...ladies up for a facial and the salon?

    January 22, 2013 at 6:45 am | Report abuse |
  12. These are your superiors

    enjoy them and see you tonight.

    January 22, 2013 at 6:42 am | Report abuse |
  13. WELL HATED PEOPLE ARE NOT NUMBER 1

    YOU HAVE TO BE THE BEST TO BE NUMBER..AND EVERYBODY KNOWS SELENA IS A LOSER

    January 22, 2013 at 5:40 am | Report abuse |
  14. vivie

    dz all it is...she nuttin..u sometin

    January 21, 2013 at 9:35 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Your Management

    feeling never.

    January 21, 2013 at 8:51 pm | Report abuse |
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    January 21, 2013 at 8:50 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Your Management

    don't be sorry–bad run

    January 21, 2013 at 8:03 pm | Report abuse |
  18. V¡xen

    Hey! I see that!

    January 21, 2013 at 6:25 pm | Report abuse |
  19. stallumenette

    Justin is a strong guy...no wimp there that's for sure.

    January 21, 2013 at 4:59 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Yixen

    Justin is a stable young boy ...he did the right thing. Selena only complains and whines 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
    It can wear a fella down after awhile.

    January 21, 2013 at 4:58 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Bixen

    Selena is also attention crazy which plays and huge role in ruining the relationship...then again
    there are men who tolerate it.....

    January 21, 2013 at 4:56 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Vexon

    selena has emotional problems she needs to work on....she could have emotional problems in her future.

    January 21, 2013 at 4:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • taketwo

      I don't where you guys are getting your information from but it sure isn't from a reliable source. It's Justin who's going down the tube. Get your facts right!

      January 21, 2013 at 8:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Nikki is mMayer

      thanks.

      January 21, 2013 at 8:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • planning the script for tomorrow...

      as an example.

      January 21, 2013 at 8:31 pm | Report abuse |
  23. admit it folks...

    Justin did have the guts too dump her ass.

    January 21, 2013 at 4:53 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Justin is tough

    unfortunately at the wrong times....he has to work that out...

    January 21, 2013 at 4:52 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Vexon

    i will say she is a customer drawer and sooooooo may people buy her albums....BAHA

    January 21, 2013 at 4:51 pm | Report abuse |
  26. SShe has so may enemies...

    we know justin can't stand up to her...so thats the way it goes in hollywood.

    January 21, 2013 at 4:50 pm | Report abuse |
  27. People have to accept their errors and move on....

    both screwed up........ hack is giving us a lecture about people and what they should be doing with their lives

    January 21, 2013 at 4:46 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Its the right thing to do....

    one can't be enemys forever.... then again some of these bloggers seem use too having people hate them and don't care ... good for them.

    January 21, 2013 at 4:42 pm | Report abuse |
  29. RB

    Selena followed up her boy trouble cover songs with Britney Spears' "...Baby One More Time." This is a song about Britney screwing up with JT and wanted him to show her a sign that their love is still true. Why sing this song????

    January 21, 2013 at 4:37 pm | Report abuse |
  30. geez my roots are jamming...

    gotta do something today!

    January 21, 2013 at 3:54 pm | Report abuse |
  31. i'm dancing to the bee gees right now..

    cause they were fun back in the old brooklyn daze.

    January 21, 2013 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Timmie

    She would sing lots better if she weren't wearing clothes.

    January 21, 2013 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
  33. selena margaret

    i love that dead silence when i 've made someone look stupid on a computer

    January 21, 2013 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • is that

      Y yous being quiet?

      January 21, 2013 at 3:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • ohhhhhh i got it................

      can't people just say the actual words...why do i have to refer that stupid urban dictionary...ridiculous

      January 21, 2013 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse |
  34. one tiny thing...

    you didn't bring me my pickle..i love pickles.

    January 21, 2013 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |

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