Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez
Selena Gomez and Taylor Swift

Selena Gomez is reportedly using her blooming friendship with Kendall Jenner to get back at former best friend, American country music singer Taylor Swift.

Gomez fell out with Taylor because the 24-year-old Red singer was against her rekindling relationship with Canadian pop star Justin Bieber.

"Selena is hanging around Kendall because she's in Justin's circle, she's not trying to stab Taylor in the back, but there's an obvious burn factor there," a source close to Gomez told Hollywood Life.

The 21-year-old former Disney star was first spotted with Kendall Jenner and Kylie Jenner at the 1Oak in Los Angeles for a star-studded bash thrown by Sean 'Diddy' Combs to mark his son Christian's 16th birthday. Gomez also joined the Kardashian siblings for a girls' trip to Coachella over the weekend.

"Selena knows Taylor's not going to be happy about it but she doesn't care, she's letting Taylor know that she's not going to be controlled anymore," the insider added. "

Selena is still pissed that Taylor made such a big deal about her and Justin and gave her an ultimatum — she thinks that was really immature."

This comes after reports emerged that Gomez was planning to make Kris Jenner her manager after dropping her parents from the position. Selena's mother Mandy Cornett and step-father Brian Teefey have managed her since the time she got a big break in Disney's Wizards of Waverly Place.

Gomez's family was upset with her reconciliation with Bieber and worried that she would "do something crazy like elope."