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Selena Gomez Explains What The 'Fetish' Music Video Is *Really* About

She can't keep her explanation to herself. (Thank goodness, because I was hella confused.)
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Selena Gomez's new video for "Fetish" is out, and although it's a huge hit and everyone loves it, some people are lil' bit confused that a song called "Fetish" didn't have a ~sexually-charged~ music video. In fact, the whole visual vibe of the vid is downright creepy.

Well, Selena herself is here to clear up any and all confusion.

In a recent interview with Dazed Digital, Selena and music video director Petra Collinsexplained that "Fetish" isn't actually about sexual fetishes, but instead about horror.


"Um, do you think people would be shocked to know that 'Fetish' came out of our discovery that we are both avid horror fans?" said Petra. "When I first heard 'Fetish,' I pictured it to the backdrop of horror. It's one of my favorite genres to make a female look strong."

Selena told Petra she wanted the video to be unexpected and complex.

"I made it very clear to [Petra] that I didn't see 'Fetish' how most people know the word at face value. When most people hear the word 'Fetish,' they think of S&M and all that sexual sh*t, but [Petra] didn't."


Selena also explained that the song is about "crazy and complicated" love.

"I love the video because it shows the very dirty, gross, and weird love you can have towards someone. This is how obsessive some people get and how they release. I'm obsessed with these weird ASMR videos. I think about how our bodies react to sounds and movement," Petra added.

There you have it! Let your body react to the freaky sound and movement that is "Fetish"!

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This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.com. Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.