Lizzo Prompts Selena Gomez's Return to TikTok Amid Social Media Hiatus
On Thursday, March 2, Selena Gomez made her return to TikTok ten days after announcing that she'd be going on a hiatus from social media. The Only Murders in the Building star commented on a post made by none other than Lizzo. The Grammy award-winning rapper showcased new blue streaks on the clock app using audio from Sel's appearance at a Teen Vogue party in 2007, where she rocked a single strand of blue hair.
While she didn't say much, a screenshot obtained by Elle, showcased Selena dropping a single blue heart emoji in the comments and Lizzo instantly replying back with a smooching one.
Selena first announced that she'd be "taking a break from social media" on Thursday, February 23. Twitter user Tomas_Mier screen-recorded footage of Sel's announcement. Her comments come after she shut down rumors that she was feuding with Kylie Jenner.
"I'm going to be taking a second from social media because this is a little silly, and I"m 30. I"m too old for this," Selena said. "But I love you guys so much, and I will see you guys sooner than later. I'm just going to take a break from everything."
Selena Gomez reveals on a short TikTok Live that she’ll be “taking a second from social media” after commenting on videos about Hailey Bieber and Kylie Jenner.
“I’m 30. I’m too old for this… I’m just going to take a break from everything.” pic.twitter.com/Tv5d9QACJZ
— Tomás Mier (@Tomas_Mier) February 23, 2023
Following her announcement, Selena deactivated her TikTok account, according to Just Jared. But as of Friday, February 24, her profile was reactivated, and all recent posts were available to view. Her Instagram and Twitter accounts remained active, as well.
News of Selena's social media hiatus came after she dethroned Kylie as the most followed person on Instagram (and it seems that she's gained 2 million *more* followers since the news broke). But the duo's title exchange wasn't the only time they made headlines together this week.
On Wednesday, February 22, Kylie Jenner took to TikTok, denying rumors that she and Hailey Bieber were intentionally mocking Selena in an Instagram post. Earlier this week, Selena posted a TikTok Story about accidentally laminating her eyebrows. Three hours later, Kylie uploaded a selfie to her Instagram Story with the caption, "this was an accident???." Then Kylie followed up by sharing an Instagram story with a screenshot of herself alongside Hailey Bieber on FaceTime, and they both were zoomed in on their eyebrows. Fans on social media immediately created reaction videos speculating that there was an issue between the two A-listers.
Kylie replied in one conspiracy theory video's comment section, "This is reaching. No shade towards Selena ever, and I didn't see her eyebrow posts! u guys are making something out of nothing. this is silly." Selena echoed Kylie's sentiments, writing, "Agreed @kyliejnner. It's all unnecessary. I'm a fan of Kylie."
This isn't the first time Selena has taken a break from social media. In 2021, she opened up to WWD's Beauty Inc, discussing her decision not to have any social media apps on her phone and allowing her assistant to post content and captions that she wants to be shared online.
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