Credit: Jason Merritt/Getty Images Photo: Selena Gomez at the Premiere of Spring Breakers on March 14, 2013

Taylor Swift and Lorde — a pairing we’ve affectionately dubbed Lorde & Taylor — have obviously become BFFs in recent weeks, and we don’t hate it. They had a super cute friend date to Shake Shack in NYC, and then Lorde attended Taylor’s 24th birthday celebration in Australia earlier this month.

But where does this leave Taylor’s current (former?) best friend, Selena Gomez? According to Heat, Selena’s feeling a little left out in the cold.

“Selena can’t stand Lorde and has publicly trashed Lorde for not being feminist and supporting other female artists,” says a source close to the “Slow Down” singer.

Okay, so the second part we know is true — although we wouldn’t exactly use the word “trashed.” Selena was a bit taken aback when Lorde criticized her song, “Come and Get It,” but when Selena fired back, she did make sure to acknowledge Lorde’s talent.

And get this: according to the same source, Taylor and Lorde are only hanging out because Taylor’s hoping to get her on a track for her upcoming album.

“Taylor is buttering up Lorde, because she wants a musical collaboration and knows that Lorde is the hottest new thing in pop music,” the source said.

We don’t really feel like Taylor’s the kind of girl who would hang out with someone just because she wants to work with them. Like, have you seen her tours? Some of the biggest names in music — think Justin Bieber, Nicki Minaj, and Jennifer Lopez — have jumped at the chance to perform with Taylor, so she’s not exactly hurting for famous friends.

We think Taylor’s friendship with Lorde is genuine… and if Selena’s jealous, we kinda don’t blame her. Nobody likes sharing their BFF! We can only cross our fingers and hope we see some pics of the three of them hanging out together in the near future. Dinner? Shopping?

What do you think? Is Selena really jealous, or is this all a bunch of unsubstantiated gossip?

Source: Heat