KEY POINTS

  • Selena Gomez revealed that she has voted for the first time in her life
  • She never voted in the past because she felt like her vote did not matter
  • The songstress showed her “I Voted” sticker to her fans via social media

Singer-songwriter Selena Gomez recently revealed that the 2020 U.S. presidential election was the first time for her to vote because she felt like her vote did not matter in the past.

While making an appearance on the “Voting Power Hour” live stream on YouTube, the 28-year-old recording artist opened up about her experience as a first-time voter and shared that she is “not ashamed” to admit that she never voted in the past.

The “Lose You To Love Me” hitmaker confessed about casting her ballot for the first time while talking to a fan during the virtual event.

“Honestly, I am not ashamed to say this but this was my first time [voting],” Gomez said.

Speaking further about the matter, the songstress explained that she never felt like her vote mattered before. However, she no longer has that mindset.

“And I am going to say that because I never felt — and this is so true and I am now, like, admitting it to people — like my vote counts. Like, every little thing counts so I just think some people get in their head, like, 'Oh well, what does it matter?’ Then once I really, really started going in and diving into this, it's been all I can focus on,” Gomez added.

During the stream, the “Ice Cream” singer also shared that she would have loved to vote in person this time around but had to pay attention to her safety amid the ongoing global health crisis.

“I would prefer to do it in person but, you know, I need to be safe,” Gomez said.

Her comments come a few days after she announced that she has finished filling out her ballot. The singer posted a set of photos on her official Instagram account and flaunted her “I Voted” sticker after voting.

The singer is one of the few celebrities who has not endorsed anyone in the election that is set to take place on Nov. 3.

Gomez recently accepted the Hispanic Heritage Arts Award and said she hopes to inspire more people by making them believe in their dreams and realize that they are capable of reaching them.

"I want to continue knowing that just because of who I am, and just because of the hard work I do, I hope that it just inspires so many people to continue to believe in their dreams, believe that they're capable, that they can -- no matter what," Gomez said.

Selena Gomez LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 06: Selena Gomez attends the 2020 Hollywood Beauty Awards at The Taglyan Complex on February 06, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. Photo: Tibrina Hobson/Getty Images