Selena Gomez's 'Boyfriend' music video has fans convinced she is shading her exes Justin Bieber and The Weeknd
The music video shows her going out on dates with three different men, then turning them into frogs with the help of a magic potion
"I want a boyfriend, but I just keep hitting dead ends," Selena Gomez sings in the music video for her latest song. The song is about her wanting a boyfriend but ending up choosing all the wrong fish in the sea.
Determined to make a statement, Gomez is turning all her bad dates and ex-boyfriends into frogs in her new music video. It especially appears as if she is throwing shade at her exes Justin Bieber and The Weeknd aka Abel Tesfaye.
The music video shows her going out on dates with three different men, then turning them into frogs with the help of a magic potion. Looking for one true love, Gomez turns all the "wrong ones" into frogs until she finds the right one. Fans of the singer are convinced that she is taking a jab at her exes.
"Selena Gomez appears to take a jab at exes Justin Bieber and The Weeknd by turning men into toads for new single 'Boyfriend'," one fan said.
Another tweeted, "She turning all her boyfriends into actual toads in her new music video, as this new video appears to not only be taking a jab at Bieber but also The Weeknd."
Gomez and Bieber were involved in a high-profile romance for eight years from 2010 to 2018 before they broke up and Justin married Hailey Baldwin. The singer was in a relationship with The Weeknd — on and off — between 2017 and 2018.
Gomez's fans found it interesting that Bieber also has a 2012 song titled 'Boyfriend'. With Gomez's latest track, her song will appear above the Canadian singer's. "Justin Bieber has an old song called 'boyfriend' and now Selena has released a new song called 'boyfriend'. The war is not over," tweeted a fan.
"Thinking about how much of a power move it was for Selena to name her new song 'boyfriend' bc now every time someone searches it, it’ll come up above Justin's," tweeted another.
The release of her song has sent Twitter into a frenzy as Bieber's fans came to his rescue. "Selena Gomez is really out here naming one of her new songs 'boyfriend'... leave Justin alone and move on bye," tweeted a fan.
Add to that the fact that in The Weeknd's 'Heartless' music video, he licks a frog — which fans have taken as a hint to something. Adding their two cents about Gomez's video, a The Weeknd fan tweeted, "No tea no shade but Selena Gomez's new video for 'Boyfriend' pretty much just told the whole world she ain’t over The Weeknd."
"F**k Selena Gomez how she makes a song saying that she wants a boyfriend but she dropped The Weeknd for Justin Bieber. She done f**ked up too many times," tweeted an angry user.
Many others are simply frustrated with the "hype" her songs receive. "Selena went & liked old pics of her and Justin, one of Justin's body too. Then she posted that she was listening to The Weeknd. Then she releases a song saying she wants a boyfriend shortly after. Why does no one call this girl out for it? Her music would not sell without the hype."