Since Sel and The Weeknd are now famously dating, it’s hard not to listen to them and think “It Ain’t Me” and “Some Way” might be, well, a little autobiographical.
After all, who doesn’t write songs about exes?
Without exes, we wouldn’t have “Cry Me a River” by Justin Timberlake, “Skyscraper” by Demi Lovato, “Wide Awake” by Katy Perry, “7 Things” by Miley Cyrus… and, Hi!, let’s not forget Lemonade by Beyoncé!
We need songs about exes! So, is that the case here?
Let’s start with “It Ain’t Me.”
Click inside to see the big clues…
Selena‘s anthem to an ex has a few big clues she might be referring to Justin Bieber.
Consider this verse:
We stopped seeing eye to eye
You were staying out all night
And I had enough”
Selena has said in interviews that her and Justin‘s problems were “too big” to overcome.
In a later verse, she says:
Summer nights and the liberties
Never growing up
I’ll take with me the polaroids and the memories
But you know I’m gonna leave behind the worst of us”
That’s a big clue. Justin was 17 (Selena was 19) the year they made their relationship media and social media official.
Now, for The Weeknd‘s “Some Way”:
There’s really just one line that hints to being a jab at JB.
Now you gettin’ mad because you got replaced”
But, then again, it’s kind of a generic line that could be a pop shot at any ex of a current fling.
It’s possible The Weeknd wrote this song before his fling with Selena or just dropped it in at the last minute, given the situation.
We’re hoping the song isn’t, in fact, about his current relationship, since it’s not really a love song.
The woman at the center of “Some Way” seems to be more of a trophy than a true love. And judging by Selena and the Weeknd‘s recent getaways, they looked pretty infatuated with each other!
Still, the fact that these two songs were released at the same time probably isn’t a coincidence. We wonder what Justin is thinking right now! We already know that his favorite song is “Starboy.”