Selena Gomez and Hailey Bieber Drama Recap

Riley Kinzer, Staffwriter

If you’ve been on TikTok lately, you’ve probably seen the Hailey Bieber and Selena Gomez drama, but if not, I’ll fill you in. 

The drama began on February 22nd when Selena Gomez, who dated Justin Bieber on and off between 2010 and 2018, posted a TikTok joking about how she accidentally over-laminated her eyebrows. 

Hours later, Justin Bieber’s wife, Hailey, who married Justin in 2018 just after he ended things with Selena for the final time, posted a screenshot of herself on Facetime with her friend, Kylie Jenner, with close-ups of both of their eyebrows. Fans perceived this as a dig against Selena. 

The next day, both Kylie and Selena denied rumors of this so-called feud. In a TikTok comment, Kylie called the accusation that the girls attacked Selena’s eyebrows “a reach,”  to which Selena replied that the rumors were “unnecessary” and that she’s a fan of Kylie. 

Selena then defended her lifelong friend, Taylor Swift, in the comments of a TikTok where Hailey was seen miming a gag when Taylor was mentioned, with Selena calling Taylor one of the best in the game. 

Finally, on February 23rd, Selena announced a break from social media on TikTok live stating, “I’m 30, I’m too old for this.” Still, the rumors of the drama grew. On February 29th, Hailey posted an Instagram story with Rema’s song, “Calm Down”, but the version without Selena’s feature. Some fans thought this was another dig at Selena.

 Drama put aside, Selena has pulled her best streaming number in months, and searches for her Rare Beauty Line are spiking.