Charlie Puth's Attempt at Drama with Selena Gomez Backfires


| LAST UPDATE 03/30/2023

By Alyssa Williams
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If you've been keeping up with the latest drama in Hollywood, you'll know that Charlie Puth, the singer who collaborated with Selena Gomez on the song We Don’t Talk Anymore in 2015–2016 has recently stirred things up again. While Selena Gomez and Hailey Bieber appear to have buried the hatchet, Charlie Puth has inserted himself into the narrative, and it’s not making him look good.

Back in 2015-2016, rumors circulated about the two of them hooking up and/or dating since Gomez and Justin Bieber were broken up at the time. However, Gomez denied that she and Puth were more than just friends. The following year, Puth released his successful song Attention, which some fans interpreted to be about Selena, given the lyrics about being strung along by a girl. On March 25, 2023, Puth took to Twitter and sent out a now-deleted tweet saying, "Attention is about what you think it’s about." Fans quickly revisited the song's lyrics and videos, including one where Puth explicitly talks about his experience with Selena. He said that Selena, who he admits he had a crush on, wouldn't sleep with him and that made him frustrated. However, the meaning of the tweet is still unclear.

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Many fans believe that Puth's recent attempts at inserting himself into Gomez’s narrative are attention-grabbing and petty, especially given the fact that the events he’s referring to took place nearly half a decade ago. Twitter users were quick to call out Puth’s behavior, stating that he should focus on delivering great music instead of creating unnecessary drama. While Puth's actions may appear to be a case of sour grapes, others believe that his comments are inappropriate and cast him in an unflattering light. Some are calling for Puth to take responsibility for his actions and focus on the music that he has been so successful in delivering in the past.

Regardless of what Puth's motivations might be, his recent Twitter activity has once again thrust an old narrative back into the spotlight. As the dust settles, many are left asking whether this was a ploy for attention or simply the impulsive behavior of a young artist in the spotlight. Only time will tell.

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