Selena Gomez is ready to keep her
hands facial expressions to herself.
"I will never be a meme again," she wrote over a black background on her Story after the Sept. 12 ceremony. "I'd rather sit still than be dragged for being myself. Much love."
And though Selena has previously seemed to take her meme-ification in stride—including when she went viral for her reactions to watching Lionel Messi play soccer and after she shared an image of herself wrapped in a blanket—this time, she seems to be putting her foot down.
The award show was an otherwise successful evening for Selena, who took home a "moon man" for Best Afrobeats alongside Rema for their collaboration on "Calm Down," which was nominated for a total of four categories. (See the complete list of winners HERE.)
The two had a sweet moment together earlier in the evening as well, when the pair hugged on camera while hanging out in the audience. The interaction also showed off both of the singers' outfits—Selena stunned in a floral-inspired red beaded gown from Oscar de la Renta while Tay kept it edgy in a black Versace halter dress.
To see those looks and more from the 2023 VMAs, keep reading.