Selena Gomez Says She Grew Up “Obsessed” With Kurt Cobain: “I May Be a Little Too Informed”

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When Selena Gomez was a child, there was just one musical icon kept within her “Heart-Shaped Box.” The 31-year-old pop diva and actress made an appearance on Friday’s broadcast of Jimmy Kimmel Live, where she talked about her childhood musical inspiration. In the end, Gomez shocked the 56-year-old presenter by stating that Kurt Cobain, the frontman of Nirvana, was her all-time favorite musician and that she had a strong “obsession” with him.

After engaging in a self-awareness quiz game with an ardent fan on the late-night program, she talked about her infatuation with the deceased rock icon. 

When she went in for an interview shortly after finishing the game, Kimmel questioned, “Who was your Selena Gomez? Was there someone you had a slight obsession with? Gomez nodded and grinned and said, “Yeah.” “Kurt Cobain.” 

How Obsessessed Was Selena Gomez With Kurt Cobain?

Selena Gomez clarified that Cobain’s music had a significant role in her childhood even though he committed suicide in 1994 at the age of 27, just two years after the star of Only Murders in the Building was born. She said, “I just think that growing up, my mom would play all kinds of music for me.” The hitmaker said, “I kind of got obsessed and dyed and cut my hair like him.” “I may know a bit too much.”

Selena Gomez acknowledged, “Yes, I had seen his documentary about a dozen times and would watch his performances and interviews again,” with posters hanging on the walls of her bedroom. The “Single Soon” singer has quietly hinted at her admiration for the grunge star throughout the years, even if she hasn’t mentioned it in public. The creator of Rare Beauty colored her hair blonde in 2017 to get a bleached-out, ’90s-inspired style that her colorists even called “Nirvana Blonde.”