Selena Gomez doesn’t mention Justin Bieber by name in her two new songs, “Look at Her Now” and “Lose You to Love Me,” but many fans believe he’s the inspiration. And if that’s the case, she’s throwing some serious shade his way. Both songs contain pointed, emotional lyrics like, “Of course she was sad / But now she’s glad she dodged a bullet,” and “In two months, you replaced us / Like it was easy.”
It’s the most vulnerable Gomez has ever been in her music—and one person who’s proud of her for this is her good friend Taylor Swift. According to Us Weekly, the Lover singer is proud of Gomez for taking Bieber to task in these songs.
“Taylor Swift is a huge supporter of Selena, and the shade she threw at Justin has made her proud,” an insider tells the outlet.
Take this with a grain of salt, of course. This is a source talking, not Taylor Swift herself. That being said, this is in line with what Swift said on Instagram about Gomez’s new music last week. Specifically about “Lose You to Love Me,” Swift wrote on her IG Stories, “This song is a perfect expression of healing and my absolute favorite song she’s put out yet. A triumph. I love you so much @selenagomez.”
Swift also revealed how proud she is of Gomez in a recent interview with Zane Lowe for Apple Music. “I’ve watched so much happen in her life and had a front-row seat to so much, and I’m so proud of her,” Swift said. “She is such a revelation because now she’s making her best stuff.”
In her own separate chat with Lowe, Gomez talked about how Swift helped her get through those hard times. “She was frustrated when I was frustrated; she was sad when I was sad,” Gomez said, according to Elle. “I think [my friends] visibly saw me in so much pain. And they didn’t want it for me, but they never stopped loving me.”
Originally Appeared on Glamour