Selena Gomez is team Taylor Swift. On October 28, the “Hands To Myself” singer shared a selfie of her and the “Cruel Summer” songstress, and wrote that she was on her “side for life.” This sweet picture was shared on Instagram after Selena, 27, posted a mirror picture wearing Kim Kardashian’s SKIMS shapewear. Taylor fans, Swifties, took to Twitter and slammed the Disney Channel alum, who quickly swapped that picture for one with Taylor, 29.
“My ride or die. I would die for this one,” Selena wrote on her Instagram Story, which featured a selfie of her, Taylor, and Taylor’s cat Benjamin. “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.”
This tribute to the Lover hitmaker came after Selena received backlash for posting a selfie wearing the reality star’s shapewear brand, SKIMS. “Why is Selena wearing skims after Kim bullied Taylor publicly” one fan wondered. “Wait. Skims??? Isn't that by Kim?” another wrote, with the rat emoji. “It’s Kim’s brand she’s promoting it on her story. That’s wrong on so many levels after what Kim did to Taylor, did u forget how bad the bullying was towards Taylor?? And she did an interview about it recently she’s not ok with Kim,” another Swiftie Tweeted. Selena subsequently took down the selfie.
As OK! readers know, Taylor doesn’t have a good relationship with Kim, 39, and her husband Kanye West. Selena's decision to pose in her shapewear line led fans to speculate her loyalty.
However, there is no bad blood between the friends. Selena recently spoke about her friendship with Taylor on Apple Music Beats 1’s new show New Music Daily, and revealed how appreciative she was for the “Wildest Dreams” singer and her family.
“She was frustrated when I was frustrated,” Selena said. “She was sad when I was sad. But more than anything, my friends stood by my side when I think they visibly saw me in so much pain,” she confessed, whose two new songs appear to be inspired by her tumultuous relationship with ex-boyfriend Justin Bieber.
Selena continued, “I played her this song and I played it with her mom and dad, and I showed her the video. Her mom and Taylor started crying. It wasn’t because the song was emotional, it was just because the first thing they said to me was, ‘We’re so happy that you’re here. After seeing all of that, this is such a cool moment.’ That’s a huge thing for me.”
Taylor also spread the love on Instagram when Selena’s song “Lose You To Love Me” when it came out. She called it a “perfect expression of healing” and her “absolute favorite song she’s put out yet.”
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