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Fans Are Convinced Justin Bieber’s New Song “Friends” Is About Selena Gomez

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Britney Spearsand Justin Timberlake, Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston… there are some Hollywood couples we refuse to give up on.Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez still happen to be one of them, especially following the release of his new single “Friends”, to which he sings about wanting to stay in touch with a past flame. So is it or isn’t it?! Some clarification would be nice…

Justin and Sel have been broken up for realz for about two years now (has it really been that long?!) AND although Selena is in a serious relationship with The Weeknd, that hasn’t stopped fans from speculating that the Biebs may still be writing songs about her.

Justin dropped his new single “Friends” just yesterday and naturally, it’s got Beliebers wondering if he still wants to keep in touch with his former flame. The song mentions that the relationship may have ended on not-so-good terms, but that it was good while it lasted, and now he’s wondering if they can still be friends. *Story of our life*

Justin also released the lyric video, but it only takes one quick listen of the song to prove that this may not be a mystery after all:

Know you’re wonderin’ why I been callin’
Like I got ulterior motives
I know we didn’t end this so good
But you know we had something so good

So I’m wonderin’
Can we still be friends? (ah-ah)
Can we still be friends? (ah-ah)
Doesn’t have to end (ah-ah)
And if it ends, can we be friends?
Can we be friends?
Can we be friends?
And if it ends, can we be friends?

So let’s dig a little deeper, shall we? The lyrics clearly take aim at someone who isn’t completely over the ex, and seeing that the song is also a reunion between Justin’s “Sorry” hitmakers BloodPop, along with songwriters Julia Michaels and Justin Tranter, who are also mutual friends with Selena, the lyrics could very well have some truth to them. But then there’s this ‘mom’ reference…

Selena’s mom, Mandy Teefey, was supposedly responsible for setting the two up back in 2009. The very first line in the song reads, “I was wonderin’ / ’bout your mama / Did she get that job she wanted? / Sold that car that gave her problems? / I’m just curious ’bout her, honest.”

It would only be natural for Justin to be curious about how she’s doing lately, right? Although there have been many other songs in the past that fans have claimed to be about Selena, Justin has continuously denied them saying they weren’t written about a specific person in mind, so they could very well be general lyrics, and we could all just be buying into the media hype the lyrics have since generated. *shrugs*

Whatever, we’re still #TeamJelena for life.