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Selena Gomez does 'Cry Me A River'; Justin Bieber, you listening?

January 21, 2013|By Christie D'Zurilla

Selena Gomez appears to be coping with her possibly final Justin Bieber breakup rather publicly, crooning a cover of Justin Timberlake's "Cry Me a River" on Saturday at an acoustic concert in New York to benefit UNICEF.

"I’ve kind of been through a lot these past couple of months, and it’s been really interesting and fun at the same time — and weird and sad, but cool," Gomez said before launching into the J.T. tune, People reported.

(For those unfamiliar with the song, which Gomez switched up to suit a lady singer, the chorus goes, "You told me you loved me / Why did you leave me, all alone / Now you tell me you need me / When you call me, on the phone / Boy I refuse, you must have me confused / With some other girl / Your bridges were burned, and now it's your turn / To cry, cry me a river.)

Also on her song list: a cover of "I Knew You Were Trouble," by Taylor Swift, someone Gomez described as "my best friend in the entire world." And if anyone's going to be a breakup soul sister, it's Swift, right?

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The 20-year-old singer and actress wasn't one to wallow, however.

"OK, enough of that" she said as she finished "River" and launched into a pitch for her upcoming movie "Spring Breakers."

Gomez wasn't the first person in the now-defunct relationship to invoke the Timberlake song, however. In November, after one of their breakups-along-the-way-to-breaking-up, Bieber did a version during a concert in Boston.


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