Did Hailey Baldwin Threaten Selena Gomez Over Bieber Lyrics?

Selena Gomez just released a sizzling new song and fans just can’t stop talking about it. Whether intentional or not, Gomez’s new song has unleashed a media firestorm and caused a flurry of speculation as to the state of her mind and how her relationship with former boyfriend Justin Bieber ended.

Furthermore, fans are concerned with the way that Hailey Baldwin, Justin Bieber’s new wife, responded to the song, and the seeming threat in her words.

Keep reading to learn about Bieber and Gomez’s relationship history, what Gomez’s new song is about, and how Baldwin reacted.

How long did Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez date?

Selena Gomez on the red carpet
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Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez first started dating in late 2010, making their status as a couple official in early 2011. After they went public, Bieber and Gomez were seen everywhere together, from ball games to awards-show red carpets.

In November 2012, the young couple split, amidst reports that they grew apart under relentless tabloid scrutiny.

By the spring of 2013, rumors started circulating that they were dating again. By September 2014, Bieber and Gomez were definitely back together, and fans spotted them hanging out, seemingly better than ever.

Their reconciliation didn’t last long and only a few weeks after they were seen together, it was reported that Bieber and Gomez had broken up yet again. Gomez moved on with the singer The Weeknd while Bieber was seen with several different high-profile ladies, including Sofia Richie.

Still, Bieber and Gomez weren’t done with each other yet, and in late 2017, years after they split up, it was reported that they were dating yet again. The pair didn’t publicly confirm anything, but they were seen all over California, sharing meals and snuggles.

Something must have gone horribly wrong, however, for, in spite of engagement rumors, Bieber was photographed kissing his longtime friend Hailey Baldwin in June 2018, only a couple of months after being seen with Gomez. 

Selena Gomez’s song is clearly about Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin got married in September 2018, shocking Bieber’s fans. While many wondered how Gomez felt about the situation, she stayed silent – that is, until October 2019, when she released her song “Lose You to Love Me.”

The song details a former relationship, and how Gomez “gave it her all” only to have her heart broken when her ex moved on by replacing her in “two months.”

Most fans immediately assumed that the song was written about Justin Bieber – certainly, the timeline adds up, since Bieber apparently started dating Hailey Baldwin only two months after breaking up with Gomez. While Bieber didn’t speak out directly in response to Gomez’s song, his wife, Hailey Baldwin, did.

How did Hailey Baldwin react to Selena Gomez’s new song?

Only a few minutes after Gomez’s song dropped on October 23rd, Baldwin posted a screenshot of a song titled “I’ll Kill You” to her Instagram stories.

Immediately after Baldwin posted the screenshot, fans lit up social media, believing that the post was a direct response to Gomez’s emotional song. Baldwin, however, shut down rumors that her post was about Gomez or the song, and commented on one of her Instagram posts saying “please stop with the nonsense…there is no ‘response.'” She also said, “this is complete BS.”

Still, fans have their doubts, in spite of Baldwin’s denial. The timeline does seem very suspicious. Gomez, for her part, spoke out not long after the controversy started, and although she didn’t name any names, she encouraged her followers to not embrace negativity and to avoid tearing other women down.

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