Two can play that game? After Selena Gomez returned to music with a song about Justin Bieber, The Weeknd dropped his ‘After Hours’ album, leading fans to find (supposedly) a reference about his ex.
When Selena Gomez returned to music in late 2019, she did so with two songs about Justin Bieber. Now, turnabout is fair play, as her ex-boyfriend, The Weeknd, seemingly referenced their short-lived 2017 romance on his brand new album, After Hours. At least, that’s what fans thought after listening to “Save Your Tears,” thanks to the very first line in the first verse. “I saw you dancing in a crowded room,” The Weeknd (Abel Tesfaye) sings. Sound familiar? Well, Selena dropped a song on her recent album, called none other than “Crowded Room”!
“Hold up… is “save your tears” about selena?!? “i saw you in a crowded room” abel PLEASEEEE #AfterHours,” one fan tweeted, while another fan dug especially deep: “abel referenced crowded room 2 times on after hours. selena has a song called crowded room ft. 6lack someone who toured with abel during legend of the fall tour (sometimes referred to as abelena world tour.” The fan was referring to the Starboy: Legend of the Fall Tour that ran between Feb.-July 2017, when Selena and Abel were dating!
Meanwhile, another fan detected a possible Selena reference in “Escape From LA.” At the end of the last verse he sings, “She’s all mine until he calls her line.” Upon hearing that, the fan tweeted, “why he end selena and Justin in this one line.” However, fans were convinced that the very same song was about Bella — actually, there was general confusion across Twitter as to which songs were specifically about Selena, and vice versa (if they were the true muses).
Initially, fans were expecting a completely different Selena song. Shortly after Abel returned to music in 2019, fans spotted that he had registered a song titled “Like Selena” with the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Polishers directory. While there was some speculation that this might be about Selena Quintanilla — since Netflix has a new series about the Tejano singer on the way and Abel is not shy about lending his music to commerci