Kylie Jenner has been dethroned as the most followed woman on Instagram.
She has been replaced by Selena Gomez at the number one spot. It comes after drama between her, Hailey Bieber and Kylie Jenner kicked off online, pushing Jenner into second place.
Jenner has, at the time of writing, 391 million followers, which has been well surpassed by Gomez’s 417 million followers.
Now, we all know Selena Gomez, the star began her acting career in 2002 as a child on the PBS children’s TV series Barney & Friends.
Gomez subsequently flourished as a young Disney channel star, leading productions such as Wizards of Waverley Place and Princess Protection Program.
And since then, the actress has gone on to release music for Disney projects, including singing the theme song for Wizards of Waverly Place.
But it wasn’t long before the actress went on to make a name for herself away from children’s entertainment.
Notable roles of hers include Spring Breakers, and more recently the TV series Only Murders in the Building.
The actress-turned-singer began bagging heaps of popularity, and in 2017 she sold over 7 million albums and twenty-two million singles worldwide.
Then in 2020, Time magazine named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world, proving she’s unstoppable in every way.
She’s come a very long way from where she started, and there’s one person that she’s had to keep her grounded along the way, and that’s fellow musician and proclaimed best friend, Taylor Swift.
The pair have been close friends since 2008 when they were both teen idols dating 2 separate Jonas Brothers.
Not long after, Selena began dating Justin Bieber, with whom she had a long-running on-and-off relationship before he later married Hailey in 2018.
Both Selena and Hailey have denied having a tense relationship despite Selena’s followers’ constant trolling of Hailey on social media.
However, things seem to have gotten a little tense recently as an old video of Hailey mocking Taylor Swift resurfaced online.
A video was shared to TikTok, showing Method Man and Hailey taking aim at Taylor’s songs.
Method Man joked about a “rap battle full of the meanest lyrics about a celebrity since Taylor Swift’s last album,” causing Hailey to imitate making herself sick.
In the video, the TikToker wrote: “This is REAL Hailey ‘Bieber,’” calling her a “bully” and a “mean girl.”
And it wasn’t long before Selena herself jumped in the comments, writing: “Sorry, my best friend is and continues to be one of the best in the game.”
Her comment received backlash online, and subsequently, Selena announced she was taking some time away from social media.
But that wasn’t the only drama…
It all kicked off back in February when Selena shared a video of her over-laminated brows online, zooming in to show her viewers.
A little while after this, Kylie Jenner seemed to copy Selena, also sharing a video of her zoomed in brows, captioning the post: “This was an accident ?????”
Next, Jenner posted a picture of herself and Hailey Bieber, another significant player in this story, zooming in on their brows in a FaceTime video.
After many fans called the pair out for seemingly having a go at Selena, Kylie responded, saying: “This is reaching.”
“No shade towards Selena ever and I didn’t see her eyebrow posts! U guys are making something out of nothing. This is silly.”
Despite her response, it seems people aren’t buying it, and all the drama is just resulting in more people back in Selena, who is now the most followed woman on Instagram, and the first woman to reach 400 million followers.
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