Raquelle Stevens, Selena Gomez's best friend, is speaking out about the backlash she received for going into a heated discussion with the 30-year-old singer in the 2022 AppleTV+ documentary about Selena's life. She admitted that she knew she'd be judged if she appeared in such a popular and public film.
"You just don't want to go there if you don't want to take the heat," Selena continued. "It was her life story, and part of what was included in that documentary was our friendship, which is special and honest. "The truth is, though," she added.
Raquelle received backlash for refusing to go to a friend's birthday party after returning from a trip. Her conversation escalated when she told the "Wolves" singer that she wasn't "happy." Selena then left the room after denied she was "complaining" about work.
"It's a good reminder that when people are scrolling through Instagram or they're scrolling through TikTok, or you're watching a documentary, you're not seeing the whole picture," Raquelle said in her podcast interview. "It's amazing that Selena welcomes honesty in her friendships, and I welcome that in my life as well."
“It’s the other thing as well,” she said. “It’s important for people as well when we talk about, you know, strengthening your inner life,” she added. “I know the kind of friend that I am. I’ve got a life that’s unshakeable.”