- Selena Gomez responded to backlash for saying that Taylor Swift is her only friend in the industry.
- Gomez commented on a TikTok video about her friendship with Francia Raisa.
- Raisa, an actor, famously donated a kidney to Gomez in 2017.
Selena Gomez has responded to criticism after she said that Taylor Swift is her only friend in the industry.
“Sorry I didn’t mention every person I know,” the popstar commented on a TikTok video about her friendship with actor Francia Raisa.
Raisa famously donated a kidney to Gomez in 2017 when Gomez was facing complications from lupus. The pair have reportedly been best friends for years.
In a Rolling Stone profile about Gomez published Thursday, Gomez said she “never fit in with a cool group of girls that were celebrities,” adding that “my only friend in the industry really is Taylor [Swift].”
“I remember feeling like I didn’t belong. I felt the presence of everyone around me living full lives. I had this position, and I was really happy, but … was I? Do these materialistic things make me happy?” Gomez continued, reflecting on her social status as a celebrity.
After the Rolling Stone profile went live, E! News posted a graphic to Instagram featuring a photo of best friends Gomez and Swift accompanied by the quote.
Raisa then reportedly commented “interesting” on the E! News post before quickly deleting it, according to a screenshot obtained by Pop Crave. She appears not to follow Gomez on the social media site.
Rumors started swirling online that the pair had a falling out before Gomez responded on Sunday night.