Selena Gomez defends 'best friend' Taylor Swift after a video of Hailey Baldwin seemingly dissing the singer resurfaces on TikTok
Selena Gomez commented on a video in which Hailey Bieber appeared to shade Taylor Swift.
"So sorry, my best friend is and continues to be one of the best in the game," Gomez wrote Thursday.
Also on Thursday, she announced she was taking a break from social media.
Selena Gomez came to her "best friend" Taylor Swift's defense on Thursday after an old video of Hailey Bieber (née Baldwin) appearing to diss the "Anti-Hero" singer resurfaced on TikTok.
Hailey was cohosting the rap battle show "Drop The Mic" with Method Man in the video. It's unclear which episode the clip is from, but Hailey appeared on the show from October 2017 to March 2019.
As Method Man says "in a one-on-one rap battle full of the meanest lyrics about a celebrity since Taylor Swift's last album," Hailey appears to make a gagging motion when Swift's name is mentioned, putting her hands up to her mouth.
@duckcopycat0 Esto es Hailey 🐍 Bieber🐍🦆🐀 #haileybieber #taylorswift #obssessed #selenator #selenators #jelena #haileycopycat #exposing #rarebeautyblush #jaileyisfake #taylena #haileyisobsessedwithselena #haileyduck #kyliejenner #haileycopyselena #rarebeauty #swiftie #cardigantrend #haileycopysel #selenagomez #selenator #cancelhaileybieber #exposinghaileybaldwin #taylorsversion #haileyduckwin ♬ Karma - Taylor Swift
"So sorry, my best friend is and continues to be one of the best in the game," the "Only Murders in the Building" star wrote in a comment underneath the video.
Gomez's words came while the internet was abuzz with theories that Hailey (who married Gomez's ex Justin Bieber in 2018) and her friend Kylie Jenner were shading Gomez for over-laminating her eyebrows by posting images of their eyebrows on social media the same day.
Jenner and Gomez squashed the overreaching theory in comments underneath a video on Wednesday. Jenner called it "silly," and Gomez said she was "a fan" of Jenner.
But Gomez began making comments on TikTok videos after she appeared to publicly agree with Jenner that the internet should calm down.
In addition to commenting on a video appearing to defend Swift on Thursday, Gomez also commented "I love you" underneath a video in which someone defending her referred to Hailey and Jenner as "nepo babies," "mean girls" and "bitches."
@sunlightchaser New selenator alert 🚨#selenagomez #haileybieber #kyliejenner #selenator #meangirls #nepobaby ♬ original sound - Sarah ☀️
Also on Thursday, Gomez announced to her fans on a live stream that she was taking a break from social media.
"I'm so blessed. I have the best friends, the best fans in the whole world and I just couldn't be happier. I'm good," she said. "I love who I am. And, yeah. I'm gonna be taking a second from social media 'cause it's...this is a little silly."
—Pop Crave (@PopCrave) February 23, 2023
Gomez dated Justin on and off until officially calling the relationship off for good in late 2017. Justin sometimes dated Hailey in between breaks from Gomez, which fueled public rumors of a feud between them.
The women denied any bad blood many times before trying to kill the rumors completely by posing in a photo together.
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