Selena Gomez shares emotional message: 'I've been keeping so many secrets'

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Selena Gomez Shares Emotional Message: 'I've Been Keeping So Many Secrets'

Selena Gomez always makes an effort to stand up for herself against what's said about her on the Web.

So, it didn't come as too much of a surprise that the former Disney star posted a photo message on Friday that read: "I want to claim my own name."

"Sometimes I get frustrated when I hear lies about who I am," Gomez writes in the caption. "The Internet is meant to keep you 'updated' but it just takes old news and freezes it like it's now."

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The emotional message continues: "You have watched me in pain and I've owned up to it through my music and actions. I grew up with you."

Gomez has undergone quite a bit of scrutiny over the past few years. In addition to her extremely public on-again, off-again relationship with Justin Bieber, she was also recently called out for her fuller figure in a series of bikini pics. While many thought the singer/actress never looked better, there's always a few body shamers on the Internet.

"I am beyond excited to show you the next chapter, the TRUTH," Gomez writes to her 33 million followers. "I've been keeping so many secrets."

Selena Gomez always makes an effort to stand up for herself against what's said about her on the Web.

So, it didn't come as too much of a surprise that the former Disney star posted a photo message on Friday that read: "I want to claim my own name."

"Sometimes I get frustrated when I hear lies about who I am," Gomez writes in the caption. "The Internet is meant to keep you 'updated' but it just takes old news and freezes it like it's now."

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NEW YORK, NY - MAY 04: Actress/singer Selena Gomez attends the 'China: Through The Looking Glass' Costume Institute Benefit Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 4, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 04: Selena Gomez attends the 'China: Through The Looking Glass' Costume Institute Benefit Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 4, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 04: Selena Gomez attends the 'China: Through The Looking Glass' Costume Institute Benefit Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 4, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 04: Selena Gomez attends the 'China: Through The Looking Glass' Costume Institute Benefit Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 4, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 04: Selena Gomez attends the 'China: Through The Looking Glass' Costume Institute Benefit Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 4, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 04: Selena Gomez attends the 'China: Through The Looking Glass' Costume Institute Benefit Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 4, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
Sometimes I get frustrated when I hear lies about who I am. The Internet is meant to keep you "updated" but it just takes old news and freezes it like it's now. You have watched me in pain and I've owned up to it through my music and actions. I grew up with you. I am beyond excited to show you the next chapter, the TRUTH. I've been keeping so many secrets... I'm reborn in every moment so who knows what I'll become.. As long as I'm happy with me. #strongisbeautiful #healthyperspectiveonthemfools 💓
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 04: Selena Gomez attends the 'China: Through The Looking Glass' Costume Institute Benefit Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 4, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 04: Selena Gomez attends the 'China: Through The Looking Glass' Costume Institute Benefit Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 4, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
Selena Gomez arrives at the 2015 Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute Gala benefit in honor of the museums latest exhibit China: Through the Looking Glass May 4, 2015 in New York. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
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US actress and singer Selena Gomez gives a speech at the Cannes Lions 2012, International Advertising Festival in Cannes, southern France, Thursday, June 21, 2012. The Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival is the world's meeting place for professionals in the communications industry.(AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau)
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The emotional message continues: "You have watched me in pain and I've owned up to it through my music and actions. I grew up with you."

Gomez has undergone quite a bit of scrutiny over the past few years. In addition to her extremely public on-again, off-again relationship with Justin Bieber, she was also recently called out for her fuller figure in a series of bikini pics. While many thought the singer/actress never looked better, there's always a few body shamers on the Internet.

"I am beyond excited to show you the next chapter, the TRUTH," Gomez writes to her 33 million followers. "I've been keeping so many secrets."

While Gomez recently shot down rumors that she was working on a reality show with momager Kris Jenner, this message is sure to drudge up those reports once again.

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"I'm reborn in every moment so who knows what I'll become," the lengthy Instagram message concludes. "As long as I'm happy with me. #strongisbeautiful #healthyperspectiveonthemfools."

What do you think Gomez's recent Instagram post is all about?

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BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 11: Singer/Actress Selena Gomez attends the 2015 InStyle And Warner Bros. 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards Post-Party at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 11, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: Singer Selena Gomez attends the 2014 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: Recording artist/actress Selena Gomez performs onstage at the 2014 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: Singer Selena Gomez attends the 2014 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 08: Actress Selena Gomez attends the 3rd Annual Unlikely Heroes Awards Dinner and Gala at Sofitel Hotel on November 8, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Buchan/Getty Images)
Singer Selena Gomez arrives for the 2014 LACMA Art + Film Gala honoring film director Quentin Tarantino and artist Barbara Kruger in Los Angeles on November 1, 2014. AFP PHOTO / Valerie Macon (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)
Singer Selena Gomez arrives for the 2014 LACMA Art + Film Gala honoring film director Quentin Tarantino and artist Barbara Kruger in Los Angeles on November 1, 2014. AFP PHOTO / Valerie Macon (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 07: Actress Selena Gomez attends the Screening Of Samuel Goldwyn Films' 'Rudderless' at the Vista Theatre on October 7, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 07: Actresses Felicity Huffman (L) and Selena Gomez attend the Screening Of Samuel Goldwyn Films' 'Rudderless' at the Vista Theatre on October 7, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
US actress and singer Selena Gomez attends the Carine Roitfeld Party in Paris, on September 30, 2014. AFP PHOTO / THOMAS SAMSON (Photo credit should read THOMAS SAMSON/AFP/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: (L-R) Singers Lorde, Selena Gomez and Taylor Swift attend the 2014 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/AMA2014/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 08: Actress/singer Selena Gomez arrives at the 3rd Annual Unlikely Heroes Awards Dinner and Gala at the Sofitel Hotel on November 8, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)
VANCOUVER, BC - OCTOBER 22: Selena Gomez, actress, multi-platinum recording artist and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador welcomes audience during 'We Day Vancouver' at Rogers Arena on October 22, 2014 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Andrew Chin/FilmMagic)
PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 01: Actress Selena Gomez attends the Louis Vuitton show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2015 on October 1, 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo by Rindoff/Le Segretain/French Select/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 30: Selena Gomez attends the CR Fashion Book Issue No.5 Launch Party Hosted by Carine Roitfeld and Stephen Gan at The Peninsula Paris on September 30, 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo by Kristy Sparow/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 03: Selena Gomez attends the Selena Gomez Adidas NEO Label Show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2015 at The Waterfront on September 3, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Pont/FilmMagic)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - AUGUST 23: Actress Selena Gomez arrives at the Variety And Women In Film Annual Pre-Emmy Celebration at Gracias Madre on August 23, 2014 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 10: Selena Gomez arrives at the FOX's 2014 Teen Choice Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on August 10, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JULY 29: Actress Selena Gomez arrives at the Los Angeles Premiere 'Behaving Badly' at ArcLight Hollywood on July 29, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
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