Merely 24 hours after the release of her hotly anticipated new single “Lose You to Love Me,” on October 24, Selena surprised fans with another track called “Look at Her Now” alongside a futuristic dance music video.
If in “Lose You to Love Me” Selena sang about past relationships, in “Look at Her Now” she sings about rebirth — and it’s no coincidence the singer decided to put out the songs back to back. “I felt having these two songs released back to back completed the story of how one can rise no matter what challenges life brings,” Selena told Billboard. “Turning off the noise and living your life on your terms.”
But, much to Selena’s dismay, the releases have created quite a bit noise in a different way — especially “Lose You to Love Me," which many fans believed to be about her ex-boyfriend Justin Bieber.
After the song’s release on October 23, fans believe Hailey, who has been married to Justin since September 2018, seemingly shaded Selena on her social media. According to BuzzFeed, the model posted a song named “I’ll Kill You” to her Instagram Story — making many fans think the song choice was directed at Selena.
Hailey, who has dealt with intense fan pressure in the past, addressed the situation and reportedly denied she had intended to refer to Selena with any of her posts. "Please stop with this nonsense. There is no 'response'. This is complete BS," she wrote per BuzzFeed in an Instagram comment.
Following the backlash, Selena decided to speak up on it all in an Instagram Live. "I am grateful for the response that the song is getting. I'm so grateful. However, I do not stand for women tearing women down and I will never, ever be by that so please be kind to everyone,” Selena can be heard saying in the clip.
"It doesn't matter what the situation is. If you're my fans, don't be rude to anybody, please. Don't go off and say things that you just feel in the moment. Just please, for me. Know that that's not my heart and my heart is only to release things that I feel that are me and I'm proud of. That's all that I'll say," she then concluded.
While Selena’s remarks may not have been directed at anyone in particular, they can certainly be applied to this situation. Everyone — including celebs — sees what we post online and it’s never okay to post hateful comments, not even to defend our faves.
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