Selena Gomez Reacts to Speculation Her Song “Single Soon” Is About Ex-Boyfriend The Weeknd

After dropping her latest song, “Single Soon,” Selena Gomez responded to speculation that her track is about her ex-boyfriend The Weeknd, who she dated in 2017.

By Kisha Forde Aug 28, 2023 12:01 PMTags
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Selena Gomez wants everyone to slow down.

In case you missed it, the 31-year-old dropped her post-breakup anthem, "Single Soon," in which she ponders over having to end a relationship, asking, "Should I do it on the phone? / Should I leave a little note in the pocket of his coat? (Yeah) / Maybe I'll just disappear / I don't wanna see a tear / And the weekend's almost here."

Now, the Grammy nominee is responding to the suggestion that her single was all about her romance with her ex The Weeknd, commenting underneath an Aug. 28 Instagram post that the assumption simply "couldn't be more false."

As a refresher, the "Starboy" singer and Rare Beauty founder confirmed their romance with a PDA-packed date night in Los Angeles in early 2017, but the two would split later that year, with an insider telling E! News at the time that "distance definitely played a factor."

"It was more of a mutual break up," the source previously told E! News. "They were distant because of work. It didn't end in a bad way."

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Selena's comment shutting down speculation comes just days after she also reacted to an artificial intelligence (AI) re-imagining of herself singing her ex's 2016 song "Starboy," summing up her sentiment with just one word: "Scary."

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Shortly after the release of her new track, the Only Murders in the Building star shared exactly why she loved it like a love song.

"Thank you guys for all the love on Single Soon!!!" she captioned an Aug. 26 Instagram post of herself smiling. "It's a playful anthem about being comfortable in your own skin and loving your own company… and it's also really fun to dance to!"

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