In a Capital FM Radio interview, posted September 1, 2013, Selena described Taylor as "inspirational."
As she explained, "she's got that vibe to her that you want to be her best friend...She writes what's you're feeling, and it's like, wait a minute, I felt that...She's been through a lot, and she's not afraid to be strong about it and share what she's gone through because that's a confident woman. She's very, very confident."
Katy Perry had talked about how difficult it was to find women in the industry that you could actually be friends with. Selena and Katy actually had a conversation about this.
As she explained, "me and Katy talked about this. Girls need to support each other. I think we really need to empower each other and be there for each other."
She continued, "I think we all tend to be a little competitive. There's a saying. 'A guy walks in. He checks out every girl in the room. A girl walks in. She checks out every girl in the room.' I do truly believe that as a young woman, and Katy who's older, we do have to support each other and want the best because you're doing you're own thing."
The "Come and Get It" singer really makes a point to surround herself with supportive people. As she told Hollywood Life on August 27, "I have a strong belief that you must surround yourself with good people. You are who you surround yourself with, especially on tour. I have a very strong family and good friends. I just want to do things that people end up respecting me for."