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Selena Gomez honors Amy Schumer: 'You say the things I wish I could say'

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Selena Gomez’s latest album Revival was her first since leaving Disney, and as such, was a sexier, more mature collection. Now it looks like she may have taken a page from Amy Schumer’s playbook when working on the record.

At Sunday’s Hollywood Film Awards, Gomez presented Schumer with the Hollywood Comedy Award and confessed her adoration for the comedian. “I am really happy that Jennifer Lawrence wasn’t able to do this tonight,” she said, referencing Schumer’s friendship with the actress, “because I love you!”

She continued, “You’ve inspired me to not take myself too seriously. When I sit on my couch sort of endlessly depressed about certain things, you’ve constantly made me feel like I’m a badass. Though most of the time I am not. You say the things I wish I could say. And you never, ever make me feel bad for anything I do in my personal life. Even though you don’t know me. […] Let me make it clear, I’m a huge fan!”

Schumer repaid the compliment when she took the stage to accept the award. “There are so many amazing women like Selena, who’s like, ‘You know what? I’m going to be confident and I’m going to live to my potential and be really proud of my work and not fit into the mold that is so dated that we’ve been supposed to fit in the whole time.'”