Justin Bieber split made me focus: Selena Gomez

PTI| Updated: Jan 18, 2014, 16:37 PM IST

London: Songstress Selena Gomez has revealed that her split from teen pop sensation Justin Bieber helped her to focus on her career.

The 21-year-old singer, who ended her relationship `Never Say Never` hitmaker early last year, said her painful breakup motivated her to re-evaluate and come back with pop hit `Come & Get It`, reported Contactmusic.

"I questioned the way I looked, acted, sang, and wrote. I started becoming very stale with my music, and I realised that I was doing things for other people. Then I turned 20, went through a really bad breakup, and realised I needed to pick up everything.

"I needed to have `Come & Get It` be amazing. I wanted it all to be me. I was tired of feeling defeated. All this time, I was trying to figure out why I felt like such an underdog, and I finally realised I just wasn`t ready. I`m glad it`s taken me this long to get where I am because now I am ready for it," she said.