Did Demi Lovato Shade Selena Gomez Before Replacing Her?

Amid reports that former friends Selena Gomez and Demi Lovato have not been getting along in recent months, it looks like their former friendship could have just taken another knock-back.

As reported by People, Demi will now be replacing Selena at the upcoming Global Citizen Festival following Gomez’s recent announcement that she will be taking some time away from the spotlight to focus on her health.

Demi confirmed that she would be taking over the performance slot previously held by Selena in a statement issued to the site, though she did not mention her former friend or their reported feud.

“The Global Citizen Festival combines music and activism in a way that inspires and affects millions around the world,” Lovato said in a statement. “I am proud to support this amazing organization’s ongoing efforts to improve global healthcare and to end extreme poverty.”

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While some fans were thrilled by the news that Demi would be taking over the slot at the festival vacated by Gomez, others slammed Lovato for replacing her former friend amid speculation that the two could be locked in a pretty nasty feud.

“Demi’s entire career is being Selena’s fill in, honestly it’s sad” Twitter user @goodforyonce hit back after it was revealed that Lovato would be filling in for Gomez, while @dxegodelevingne wrote on the social media site of the news, “As always – Demi getting Selena’s leftovers – first Camp Rock and now this? Lol.”

“Demi will never be offered something first,” @dxegodelevingne continued as feud rumors swirled around the two. “She is and will always be Selena’s & Ariana [Grande]’s replacement.”

Notably, the announcement that Lovato would be replacing Selena at the festival comes just days after Refinery29 reported that fans of the former Disney Channel duo accused Demi of throwing some serious shade Gomez’s way in a promotional video with Undercover Lyft.

In the video, Lovato went undercover to drive fans around Los Angeles while quizzing the unsuspecting passengers about her life and career.

At one point in the clip, Demi Lovato mentioned Selena Gomez and her singing career, which got fans accusing the star of putting her former friend on serious blast as the feud rumors swirled.

Lovato asked the fan in the undercover video if she’s a fan of Demi’s music, to which they replied, “I like that ‘Confident’ song. That’s a jam.”

“I like that one, but like, sounds like she’s screaming,” Lovato then said, before bringing up Gomez. “Selena is so much more talented. She’s got such a better voice.”

But while it sounded like Lovato could actually have been praising Selena with the mention, Gomez’s fans certainly didn’t take Demi’s namedrop as a compliment.

Instagram user @teenhollywood.ud uploaded the moment Lovato mentioned Gomez to the social media site, where Selena’s fans flooded the comments section to accuse Lovato of slamming Selena with what the described as being a “sarcastic” comment.

@dhiamazing commented on the video, “Demi is so insecure. Because Sel is mosy famous and rich to her. Gosh demi move on girl. Selena kill you with kindness” while Instagram user @elieswayoflife added, “If she’s your childhood best friend then have a little respect for her like wtf.”

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It has long been reported that Gomez and Lovato, who used to be close friends, haven’t exactly seen eye to eye for a while now with some reports going as far as to claim that the two are locked in a pretty nasty feud.

Most recently, Demi unfollowed Selena on social media earlier this year following a controversial tweet, shortly after she spoke out about the end of their friendship during an appearance on Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live.

Though Lovato played coy when asked what happened between her and Gomez, Demi eventually told host Andy Cohen that the demise of their once close relationship is “just one of those things where people changed and people grow apart.”

What do you think of Demi Lovato replacing Selena Gomez at Global Citizen Festival amid the feud rumors?

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