Taylor Swift reignites Scooter Braun feud and encourages fans to go after manager as she claims he’s blocked her performing her own songs

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Christopher Polk/Variety/REX (10369349in) Taylor Swift MTV Video Music Awards, Arrivals, Prudential Center, New Jersey, USA - 26 Aug 2019
has reignited her feud with Scooter Braun (Picture: Rex)

Taylor Swift has reignited her feud with Scooter Braun and Scott Borchetta, claiming they won’t permit her to carry out any of her outdated songs on TV.

The Shake It Off singer was due to carry out a medley of her hits throughout the American Music Awardsthe place she is being honoured with the Artist of the Decade award.

However, in a prolonged assertion shared on social media, the 29-year-old revealed there’s a ‘question mark’ over her efficiency, regarding authorized points with her former document firm.

‘Guys – it’s been introduced lately that the American Music Awards will probably be honouring me with the Artist of the Decade Award at this yr’s ceremony. I’ve been planning to carry out a medley of my hits all through the last decade on the present,’ she started.

‘Scott Borchetta and Scooter Braun have now said that I’m not allowed to carry out my outdated songs on tv as a result of they declare that will be re-recording my music earlier than I’m allowed to subsequent yr.



‘Additionally – and this isn’t the best way I had deliberate on telling you this information – Netflix has created a documentary about my life for the previous few years.

‘Scott and Scooter have declined the use of my older music or performance footage for this project, even though there is no mention of either of them or Big Machine Records anywhere in the film.’

Taylor then claimed that Scott – founding father of her former label, Big Machine – would solely permit her to use her outdated music if she stopped plans to re-record her authentic music.

‘Scott Borchetta told my team that they’ll permit me to use my music provided that I do this stuff: If I agree to not re-record copycat variations of my songs subsequent yr (which is one thing I’m each legally allowed to do and wanting ahead to) and additionally instructed my group that I want to cease speaking about him and Scooter Braun,’ she continued.

‘I really feel very strongly that sharing what is going on to me might change the attention degree for different artists and probably assist them keep away from the same destiny.

‘The message being sent to me is very clear. Basically, be a good little girl and shut up. Or you’ll be punished.

‘This is WRONG. Neither of these men had a hand in the writing of those songs. They did nothing to create the relationship I have with my fans. So this is where I’m asking on your assist.’

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE - JUNE 06: Scooter Braun at Spotify House during CMA Fest at Ole Red on June 06, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Terry Wyatt/Getty Images for Spotify)
Scooter Braun bought Taylor’s masters earlier this summer season (Picture: Getty)

Pleading with fans, she stated: ‘Please let Scott Borchetta and Scooter Braun understand how you’re feeling about this. Scooter additionally manages a number of artists who I actually imagine care about different artists and their work.



‘Please ask them for help with this – I’m hoping that perhaps they will discuss some sense into the lads who’re exercising tyrannical management over somebody who simply desires to play the music she wrote.

‘I’m particularly asking for assist from The Carlyle Group, who put up cash for the sale of my music to these two males.’

‘I just want to be able to perform MY OWN music,’ she added. ‘That’s it. I’ve tried to work this out privately via my group however haven’t been ready to resolve something.

‘Right now my efficiency on the AMAs, the Netflix documentary and another recorded occasions I’m planning to play till November of 2020 are a query mark.

‘I love you guys and I thought you should know what’s been occurring. Taylor.’

Taylor beforehand referred to as out Scooter after Scott offered him the masters of her first six albums in the summertime – a deal price $300million (£240m).

She branded the state of affairs the ‘worst case scenario’ and accused Scooter of ‘incessant bullying’ all through her profession, claiming she was by no means given the chance to purchase her masters herself and was fully unaware of the deal.

However, Scott and Scooter – who additionally manages Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber and Demi Lovato – publicly denied all allegations, stating they have been unfaithful.


Metro.co.uk has contacted reps for Scooter Braun, Scott Borchetta and Big Machine for a remark.

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