Celebrity Demi Lovato Just Low-Key Praised Selena Gomez’s Music on Instagram By Jonathan Borge Jonathan Borge Instagram Twitter Jonathan Borge is a writer and editor living in New York City. His writing has appeared in Glamour, Refinery29, Forbes, and PAPER, among other publications. Plus, he's held staff positions at Marie Claire, InStyle, and OprahDaily.com. Currently, he's the Senior Entertainment Editor at Bustle Digital Group's Elite Daily, where he oversees digital covers, features and profiles, freelance essays, and strategy for the site's TV/Movies and Celebrity and Music sub-verticals.He primarily writes about pop culture and style, and has a passion for telling LGBTQ+ and Latinx stories. When he's not working, he's likely waiting for Lady Gaga to announce her next tour. InStyle's editorial guidelines Updated on June 21, 2017 @ 03:00PM Pin Share Tweet Email Photo: Kevin Mazur/AMA2009/Getty It’s official: Selena Gomez has been, at one point or another, on Demi Lovato’s playlist. On Monday, Lovato posted a picture of herself hanging out with friends at what looks like a hookah bar. No news there, right? Well, upon closer inspection, the caption is what everyone cannot get over. “Kill em with kindness…. Or choke em with a smile on your face,” she wrote. Now, if you’ve never heard a single Gomez track, this isn’t at first-glance anything exceptional. Lovato is simply sharing a glowing photo from a night out with friends, making a joke about choking her friend as he makes a funny face. But, as with most things, there’s more to it. “Kill Em with Kindness” is a chart-topping Gomez hit and so that explains the reason for over 7,000 comments on her post. Paris Hilton responded with a heart emoji, which is pretty exciting. But loyal fans of Selena were super quick to tag the star, pointing out Lovato’s clear reference to her jam. A sampling of comments, below: “I’m dying at the caption” “Delena is back. We missed you so much guys. Girl power.” “DELENA COME BACK” “DELENA BAE” “that’s funny Dem” “9 years since Camp Rock” RELATED VIDEO: Here's What Selena Gomez Did to Get in the Best Shape of Her Life The fans are of course referring to their friendship nickname, Delena. So can we expect them to hang out again soon? The pop stars have gone through ups and downs since they first starred together on Barney & Friends, but this appears to be a step in the right direction. Taylor Swift Made a Cameo in the Background of 13 Reasons Why What’s wrong with being a Delena fan, anyway?