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‘Jelena’ Is Back: Selena Gomez Dropped A Single Hinting At Relationship With Bieber, And Hailey Had Something To Say

It appears Selena Gomez’s newest hit isn’t just doing some healing for her. After an intense week that included the drop of two insightful songs and some fan speculation, and even some bullying, Gomez and her ex’s wife Hailey Baldwin might be ready to set aside their grievances.

After fans threw shade towards Baldwin earlier this week, the model showed support to Selena through an Instagram like.

Soon after Gomez’s song “Lose You To Love Me” first dropped, Baldwin posted the song “I’ll Kill You” by Summer Walker to her Instagram Story. Fans speculated that Hailey was throwing shade at Selena, but Baldwin quickly shot down the speculation and called it “BS.” Typical to social media culture, the bullies swarmed and struck at Baldwin until Gomez intervened.

Then recently, after a friend of Gomez shared an image celebrating the singer, Baldwin liked it.

Could this mean it’s all over?

Earlier this week, Gomez dropped a new song called “Lose You to Love Me,” and literally everyone thinks it’s about Justin Bieber. This morning, Hailey Bieber posted Story of Summer Walker’s song “I’ll Kill You,” on her IG story and she had the entire internet reading into the whole thing. Here’s everything that went down.

Selena dropped a new song about heartbreak, and fans are convinced it’s about Justin Bieber.

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Selena Gomez sings, ”You promised the world and I fell for it, I put you first and you adored it.” “Lose You to Love Me” traces a toxic relationship with some pointed lines that have fueled speculation that the tune is Gomez purging her heartbreak over Bieber.

Bieber and Gomez’s nearly decade-long on-again-off-again relationship officially ended in March of 2018. A few months later, Bieber reportedly began to date Baldwin. By July, the two were engaged.

Yes, Justin is now a married man, but that hasn’t stopped the internet from talking about “Jelena,” again.

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Justin Bieber married Hailey Baldwin —or Hailey Bieber rather— in the autumn of 2018. After a few weeks of speculation, the singer took to social media to confirm the marriage. Bieber published an Instagram photograph of the duo walking hand-in-hand with the simple caption: “My wife is awesome.” Baldwin promptly changed her social domain to @haileybieber and the Beliebers went wild. “It took some getting used to, for sure,” Baldwin told Bustle of changing her name. “It’s definitely strange, it takes adjusting.” 

In September of this year, the couple threw a larger celebration.

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Justin and Hailey exchanged vows in front of 154 guests, according to People. The ceremony took place at the Somerset Chapel of Montage Palmetto Bluff hotel in Bluffton, South Carolina. The couple reportedly “fell in love” with the venue after visiting the area. The Biebers apparently “changed their minds so many times” about the ideal venue (past reports said they were eyeing Canada), but they ultimately agreed on this idyllic southern location.

Selena’s new song “Lose you to Love me,” is her first single since 2018.

The piano-driven pop ballad was released worldwide with an accompanying music video that —fun fact— was filmed using an Iphone 11. The song was dropped more than a year after Selena’s last single titled “Back to You” in 2018, which was released for the second season of Netflix‘s 13 Reasons Why

After the release of “Lose You to Love Me,” Selena fans were completely outraged by Hailey.

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Selena fans everywhere think the song is a not-so-subtle dig at her ex-boyfriend Justin Bieber. After Hailey’s recent Instagram activity Jelena stans had the perfect bait to come for her yet again in some more of that three-way drama that has been going on for approximately 5ever now. Selena fans were completely outraged by Hailey’s “I’ll Kill You” Instagram story because it looked like Hailey was shading Selena for shading Justin… or so they thought.

Hailey Baldwin claims her “I’ll kill you” story wasn’t Selena Gomez shade.

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On Instagram, literally moments after the song’s release, Hailey posted a screenshot to her Instagram Story of Summer Walker’s song “I’ll Kill You.” It wasn’t a good look. Naturally, Selenators started calling out Hailey. Some people online claimed that Hailey was actually threatening to kill Selena (which is honestly such a reach), while others swarmed Hailey’s IG with quotes from Selena’s song and dragged Justin for moving on from Selena so quickly post-breakup.

Following the online backlash, Hailey made sure to set the record straight. After Just Jared posted about the drama to its Instagram account, Hailey replied and said, “Please stop with this nonsense…there is no ‘response.’ This is complete BS.” Hailey later deleted her comment, but since the internet is forever, there are screenshots—we have receipts.

So what does this all mean, exactly? Well, it mainly means Selena fans will never not hate Hailey, so long as Justin is married to her. Only time will tell if there’s more Selena shade directed toward Justin and Hailey, so we’ll just have to wait for another new single.

“Love You To Lose Me”is expected to be the lead single from the 27-year-old’s potential upcoming third studio album, which would serve as a followup to 2015’s Revival. 

Pepe Aguilar’s Daughter Honors Selena With An EP Filled With Covers Of Selena’s Iconic Songs

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Pepe Aguilar’s Daughter Honors Selena With An EP Filled With Covers Of Selena’s Iconic Songs

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Ángela Aguilar, daughter to renowned singer Pepe Aguilar, has been making her own mark on music. People really started to pay attention to her after her previous performances, including her cover of “Shallow.” Now, the young singer is showing off her chops with a new Selena cover EP.

Ángela Aguilar fans have a new Selena tribute EP to listen to from the young singer.

Aguilar took on some of Selena’s most iconic Spanish-language hits for her EP. The songs include “Baila Esta Cumbia,” Como la Flor,” “Bidi Bidi Bom Bom,” “No Me Queda Más,” “Si una Vez,” “Amor Prohibido,” and “Dreaming Of You/I Could Fall In Love.”

Aguilar even recreated a Selena-esque photo for the album cover.

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The album cover art really captures the essence of Selena. The hat, the pose, the jacket. It is all so reminiscent of the legend of Tejano music and that is marvelous.

Fans have already started showering the singer with love and praise.

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This is something that can definitely cater to people outside of Aguilar’s fandom. Selena fans can see their queen living through another female artist and that is something we can support.

Aguilar has kept people interested using her own tweets promoting the legend.

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Every Selena fan ever ready this like Selena sang it. You can’t simply read Selena’s lyrics without singing them in your head.

Nice job, Angela.

What do you think about Aguilar’s

READ: Here Are 9 Selena Covers That Show The Late Singer’s Continued Impact On Music Today

25 Years After Her Death, A San Antonio Art Museum Is Displaying Some Never-Before-Seen Photos Of Selena

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25 Years After Her Death, A San Antonio Art Museum Is Displaying Some Never-Before-Seen Photos Of Selena

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If you’ve already given up on 2020, you’re wrong. This year will mark 25 years since beloved Tejano singer Selena Quintanilla was murdered by Yolanda Saldivar. Of course, knowing the singer would have turned 49 years old this year is horribly tragic. However, the legal magic of ’25’ means that copyright law from her last year of life is about to expire. For the first time, some of the last photos taken of Selena are on public display at a San Antonio art museum. Photographer John Dyer had the privilege of photographing Selena for her cover shoot for Más Magazine in 1992 and again for Texas Monthly in 1995. Dyer has allowed for both sets of photographs to be put on display, and the contrast in her mood is striking. 

The second set of photographs was taken just months before her murder. 

Book your flights to Texas, and buy your tickets, mi gente!

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There isn’t a look or photograph of Selena that a child hasn’t dressed up as for Halloween, that a Guarcado plushie hasn’t donned, or that the public hasn’t revered. From Selena’s purple jumpsuit to her fire red lipstick, everything the artist has done has become part of the Mexican-American zeitgeist. And yet… Selena is still giving us more to take in. The signature piece of the exhibit features the 23-year-old star wearing a sequined bustier and high waisted black pants, black patent leather heels firmly planted on a black and white tile checkered floor with a red curtain in the backdrop. 

The photo is so iconic that the museum has reconstructed a look-a-like set for visitors to take their own Selena-inspired photos.

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The exhibit, named in both English and Spanish “Selena Forever/Siempre Selena,” is on view at the McNay Art Museum, San Antonio’s first modern art museum. “The exhibition pays tribute to ’90s icon, singer, designer, and Texas legend—Selena Quintanilla-Pérez—with a series of five photographs by award-winning San Antonio photographer John Dyer. Selena was the subject of Dyer’s photo assignments for the cover of Más Magazine in 1992 and again for Texas Monthly in 1995, just months before she was tragically killed at age 23,” the museum states.

The photographer noticed how much more muted Selena was in the shoot months before her death compared to three years prior.

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In an interview with Heidi Vaughan Fine Art, Dyer recalls how “she drove up by herself in her little red hatchback and parked in front of my studio” the first time they met in 1992, as Selena’s career was beginning to take off. “She jumped out of her car with a big smile,” and brought in her hand-made, self-designed performance costumes. The checkered floor print was taken during that first shoot. He recalls that “Selena’s quick smile, infectious laugh, and unending energy made her a pleasure to work with. This was in 1992.”

By early 1995, Selena was at the peak of her international fame when Texas Monthly hired Dyer to do another photoshoot. “She had just finished two exhausting days of shooting TV commercials for a corporate sponsor. She was tired. I had brought a beautiful hand-made jacket for her to wear. I posed her in the alcove on the mezzanine of the theater where the light is particularly nice. She was subdued and pensive. A far cry from the ebullient, excited young singer I’d photographed 3 years earlier. Later I thought her mood might have been an eerie harbinger of what was to come,” Dyer concluded. We may never know what was going on in the emotional world of Selena on that day — if tensions were rising with Saldivar, or if she was simply an exhausted superstar.

Between the time of the shoot and the magazine cover release, Selena was murdered.

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The magazine decided to use “one of the more somber shots” Dyer captured for the magazine cover which ended up becoming a story that chronicled her death. “It’s a cover I would rather not have had,” Dyer recalled. Tejanos and Selena superfans alike, Selena is waiting for you.

The “Selena Forever/Selena Siempre” exhibit is on display at San Antonio’s The McNay Modern Art Museum for the price of general admission ($20). The exhibit dates are Jan. 15, 2020, to July 5, 2020. Selena Forever/Siempre Selena is organized by the McNay Art Museum, curated by Kate Carey, Head of Education.

Pro tip: The museum is open for free on Thursdays from 4 p.m. – 9 p.m.

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