TAYLOR SWIFT "Grossed Out" That SCOOTER BRAUN Now Owns Her Past Music
In a shocking turn of events, pop royalty Taylor Swift has learned that the entirety of her music produced by Big Machine Records - from her self-titled debut all the way to Reputation - has been sold to music mogul Scooter Braun.
Airing her frustration on her Tumblr account, the "sad and grossed out" Tay expressed disgust over the sale and claimed Braun constantly "bullied" her for years most especially during the lowest point in her life.
taylor posted this on tumblr. I'm so so sad, she does not deserve this pic.twitter.com/omieHwVJsl— 🦋 lover august 23rd 🦋 (@soleheartstay) June 30, 2019
Taylor explained, "For years I asked, pleaded for a chance to own my work. Instead I was given an opportunity to sign back up to Big Machine Records and 'earn' one album back at a time, one for every new one I turned in."
"I had to make the excruciating choice to leave behind my past," she added. "Music I wrote on my bedroom floor and videos I dreamed up and paid for from the money I earned playing in bars, then clubs, then arenas, then stadiums."
The "ME!" and "You Need To Calm Down" singer also revealed how she found out about the $300 million acquisition. "I learned about Scooter Braun's purchase of my masters as it was announced to the world. Scooter has stripped me of my life's work, that I wasn't given an opportunity to buy. Essentially, my musical legacy is about to lie in the hands of someone who tried to dismantle it."
Meanwhile, Justin Bieber came to his manager's defense in a lengthy IG response. The "Sorry" singer apologized to Taylor for an Instagram post and caption she deemed hurtful, claiming Scooter had nothing to do it and that the latter has had her back for years.
Hey Taylor. First of all i would like to apologize for posting that hurtful instagram post, at the time i thought it was funny but looking back it was distasteful and insensitive.. I have to be honest though it was my caption and post that I screenshoted of scooter and Kanye that said “taylor swift what up” he didnt have anything to do with it and it wasnt even a part of the conversation in all actuality he was the person who told me not to joke like that.. Scooter has had your back since the days you graciously let me open up for you.! As the years have passed we haven’t crossed paths and gotten to communicate our differences, hurts or frustrations. So for you to take it to social media and get people to hate on scooter isn’t fair. What were you trying to accomplish by posting that blog? seems to me like it was to get sympathy u also knew that in posting that your fans would go and bully scooter. Anyway, One thing i know is both scooter and i love you. I feel like the only way to resolve conflict is through communication. So banter back and fourth online i dont believe solves anything. I’m sure Scooter and i would love to talk to you and resolve any conflict, pain or or any feelings that need to be addressed. Neither scooter or i have anything negative to say about you we truly want the best for you. I usually don’t rebuttal things like this but when you try and deface someone i loves character thats crossing a line..
Fellow artists like Halsey, Cara Delevingne and even Selena Gomez's mom Mandy Teefey all rallied behind Taylor amidst the controversy.
@Taylorswift I wish I could give you a big hug right now! Thank you for speaking out about this and teaching future young artist about protecting themselves. I don’t understand the pleasure of power plays to simply hurt people! To deny you the option to own your blood, sweat and tears, especially as a young women who shared growing up in front of the world, is heartbreaking!! @yael I would love to have a mom to mom meeting in private, drink some tea and have some real talk!! XO