Selena Gomez has announced she is taking a break from social media after defending her ‘best friend’ Taylor Swift after old footage was unearthed of her being mocked by Hailey Bieber.
The 30-year-old most followed woman on Instagram took to TikTok Live on Thursday to reveal she is taking a sabbatical from the internet after receiving backlash for the perceived dig at the 26-year-old wife of Justin Bieber.
She said that she will not apologize for being who she is and is happy to be surrounded by the best friends and fans before making her declaration.
Selena said: ‘I’m gonna be taking a second from social media cause this is a little silly and I’m 30. I’m too old for this.
‘But I love you guys so much and I will see you guys sooner than later. I’m just going to have to take a break from everything.’
Hiatus: Selena Gomez has announced she is taking a break from social media
Loyal: This came after the 30-year-old star defended her ‘best friend’ Taylor Swift after old footage was unearthed of her being mocked by Hailey Bieber; Selena and Taylor are pictured in 2016
‘Mean girl’: The throwback clip showed Hailey and Method Man, who used to co-host the show Drop The Mic, taking aim at Taylor’s score-settling songs
Adding fuel to the fire: Selena leapt into the TikTok comments to write: ‘Sorry, my best friend is and continues to be one of the best in the game’
Following her Live, Selena deactivated her TikTok account. However, her Instagram account remains active.
The drama began early on Thursday when a clip was unearthed showing Hailey and Method Man, who used to co-host the show Drop The Mic, taking aim at Taylor’s score-settling songs.
Method Man teased a ‘rap battle full of