Paulina Rubio, Selena Gomez Duet: Is Collaboration Between Latina Stars Really Happening?

Paulina Rubio, Selena Gomez
Initial reports said that Paulina Rubio and Selena Gomez were working together and we now have the truth behind the rumor. GettyImages

Paulina Rubio is returning to the music scene with a new album and it had been reported that she was working with Selena Gomez on a duet. Newly released information points to the collaboration being a flat out lie, or maybe it talks fell-through and it's not happening anymore.

The former "X-Factor USA" judge talked to Vanidades about her new project. "My new album is like a new member of my team, of the family," Rubio said. "It will be a true warrior, it will a little bit of all the genres like banda, pop, collaborations with DJ Snake and Selena Gomez. I looked to keep a key element: that the music is danceable."

After the interview went public, we all got excited to find out what the sound of the collab would be like. Being that the Mexican star wants to release a fun, lively album, we thought it would be a huge club hit. Gossip Cop reached to to Selena's camp and they said they had "no clue" about the singers working together. We are still not losing hope though, maybe they are playing coy and want to surprise fans when the single is released, at least that's what we're wishing for.

This whole scenario reminded us of when Belinda said she was working with Jennifer Lopez. “I can’t say anything about this project yet, because they reached me, so nothing has yet been set in stone. We’re just talking,” Belinda said back in August 2014. She was very specific saying that it was Lopez's camp that reached out to her for a possible collab. 

JLo later debunked the "Egoísta" singer  saying: "She has not approached me, I don't know anything about that. Maybe it's a rumor that started somewhere, but it doesn't make sense, there's nothing about that."

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Armando Tinoco is an Orange County-based writer with a degree in Marketing from Cal. State Fullerton and a degree in Graphic Design from the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising. In addition to reporting for Latin Times and when he is not watching Brazilian and Mexican telenovelas or quoting lines from "Clueless" and "Friends" he is brushing up his skills in CSS and responsive website design. Some of his celebrity idols include Eiza Gonzalez, Paulina Rubio and Amanda Bynes.