Pop music sensation Selena Gomez says she has the right to grow up.
Gomez, 18, who has been criticized lately for her PDA with singer Justin Bieber – where the two teens are seen in steamy make out sessions – said in an interview that her relationship is not affecting her public image.
“I have a right to live my life,” Gomez said on Fox and Friends. “I think I have done a very good job in the position that I have put in. I should be able to grow up.”
Besides setting the record straight about her personal life, Gomez took some time to promote her latest project, a feature film called “Monte Carlo”
It debuts in theaters July 1.
“Monte Carlo was really fun for me,” said Gomez. “Obviously I haven’t done a lot of film. So, this was that step in that direction.”
The actress/singer says she loves each medium “for different reason,” adding she’s happy being more “in control over my records.”
“It’s been fun to experiment…and have a better stage presence,” said Gomez.