Damned if you do, damned if you don’t! Selena Gomez took time away from celebrating the massive success of her new singles “Lose You to Love Me” and “Look at Her Now” on October 28 to post a steamy mirror selfie rocking none other than Kim Kardashian‘s Skims shapewear. Unfortunately, the association with bestie Taylor Swift‘s enemy led to major backlash from fans.
“Legit so freaking comfortable,” the 27-year-old bombshell wrote alongside a fire new pic from her bathroom. Selena’s curves are out of control in the black bodysuit, which also shows off her toned legs and shoulders, and of course her teeny-tiny waist. Of course, fans were much more concerned with the person who owns Skims than the product itself. They quickly accused her of being “shady” and “petty” toward Taylor and questioned whether the two were still friends.
It didn’t take long for Selena to respond — by deleting the pic and posting a new one with her friend. “I would die for this one,” she wrote. “Thank you for forever being by my side. You have taught me so much, walked through all of this with me, STAYED and you remind me to be a better human being. I’m on your side for life.”
It’s definitely interesting that Sel supported Kim’s line in the first place, especially since the Kardashians are so tight with Hailey Baldwin and Justin Bieber, who famously dated Selena for years. As a matter of fact, many believe that her new songs are both about her breakup from the 25-year-old performer. With lyrics like “In two weeks you replaced us / Like it was easy,” it’s easy to see why. After a lengthy on-and-off relationship, the former couple reunited for the last time in 2018, but fizzled out by May. Not long after, Justin rekindled his flame with Hailey, and proposed in July — a mere two months after his split from Selena.
However, Selena doesn’t want people to think she’s being shady with her music; for her, it was all about healing. “My intentions are never evil,” she told Zach Sang during an interview on October 25. “I always want to come from a place that’s genuine. When I feel like some things haven’t been said, then I get to turn that into art.”
“She had to put it down on paper and release it,” a source further explained to In Touch. “That’s part of her process, and it works for her.” Now it really does seem like she’s ready to let the drama go. Not only did she ask her fans to not bully people (read: Hailey) but she also looks happier and healthier than ever in her new pic. Just look at her, she’s practically glowing! Hopefully this new drama doesn’t derail her happiness at all.
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