Selena Gomez defended her BFF Taylor Swift after a video showing Hailey Bieber gagging upon hearing the “All Too Well” singer’s name resurfaced on TikTok.
“So sorry, my best friend is and continues to be one of the best in the game,” Gomez, 30, commented Thursday.
The video, posted by @duckcopycat0, shows Bieber, 26, co-hosting “Drop the Mic” when Method Man seemingly references Swift’s 2017 album, “Reputation.”
“[Celebrities will perform] a one-on-one rap battle full of the meanest lyrics about a celebrity since Taylor Swift’s last album,” the rapper, 51, said in the resurfaced clip.
Selena Gomez commented on a resurfaced video that shows Hailey Bieber gagging at the mention of her best friend Taylor Swift.Getty Images for DCP
Gomez called Swift “the best in the game.”duckcopycat0/Tiktok
Upon hearing Swift’s name, the Rhode Skin founder immediately opened her mouth and gestured her pointer finger toward the center of it. She then shrugged her shoulders and continued looking straight-faced into the camera.
“THISS is real Hailey ‘Bieber’ mean girl // matona [Spanish for ‘bully’] / A Bully,” the TikToker wrote atop of the viral video Wednesday, adding snake emojis in the caption.
The now-viral video shows Bieber gagging when Method Man said Swift’s name.duckcopycat0/Tiktok
Method Man was seemingly referring to Swift’s 2017 album, “Reputation.”duckcopycat0/Tiktok
Neither Bieber nor Swift, 33, has addressed the post.
It’s unclear when the episode aired, but Bieber co-hosted “Drop the Mic” from October 2017 to March 2019. She didn’t appear to be wearing an engagement ring at the time, which Gomez’s ex Justin Bieber gave her in July 2018, so the scene was likely filmed early on in the competition show’s three-season run.
The Rhode Skin founder previously threw shade at Swift and Gomez when she said she didn’t “understand the Taylor Swift squad at all.”haileybieber/Instagram
Bieber didn’t publicly share any disdain for Swift during the time she co-hosted “Drop the Mic.”GC Images
It doesn’t appear Hailey and Swift had a public feud during that timeframe, but the model previously insinuated that she was not the Grammy winner’s biggest fan when she shaded Swift’s girl squad — which includes Gomez — in a 2016 interview.
“I don’t understand the Taylor Swift squad at all,” Hailey told Yahoo’s Be at the time. “I don’t know what having a squad means. I don’t think that you need to create a public squad. I don’t know what that proves, so I don’t really understand the Taylor Swift squad at all.”
While Swift and Bieber may not have publicly feuded, Gomez frequently found herself in the midst of rumors with Bieber.Getty Images for NARAS
The longtime best friends have consistently had each other’s backs.Instagram/Selena Gomez
Gomez famously dated Justin, 28, on and off for eight years. The pop stars broke up for good in March 2018, just months before Justin and Hailey got engaged.
Despite years of feud rumors between her and the “Only Murders in the Building” actress, Hailey said once and for all in September 2022 that she has no bad blood with her now-husband’s former girlfriend.
The timeline of Hailey’s relationship with Justin and his breakup from Gomez has sparked feud rumors over the years.TheImageDirect.com
“It’s all respect. It’s all love,” she said on the”Call Her Daddy” podcast, also denying past allegations that she had stolen Justin from Gomez.
The ladies seemingly confirmed Hailey’s comments when they were photographed grinning from ear to ear together at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures’ second annual gala last October.
Despite previously shutting down speculation, Gomez and Hailey have thrown subtle shade at each other in recent weeks.Instagram/Selena Gomez
Gomez was last linked to The Chainsmokers member Drew Taggart.Instagram/Selena Gomez
However, their status may have changed since, with Gomez and Hailey throwing shade at each other on social media in recent weeks.
Most recently, Hailey and her close friend Kylie Jenner were accused of mocking Gomez on TikTok, but both Jenner, 25, and the Disney Channel alum shut down the “silly” chatter.