Published: Mon, July 01, 2019
Life&Culture | By Sue Mclaughlin

Taylor Swift Pens Letter to 'Bully' Scooter Braun

Taylor Swift Pens Letter to 'Bully' Scooter Braun

Now, 13 years later, Taylor Swift's music catalogue from then all the way through to her 2017 album Reputation will be owned by music manager, Scooter Braun.

Swift, in her note, addressed both Braun - accusing him of years of "incessant, manipulative bullying" related to her tiffs with rapper Kanye West - and Big Machine founder Scott Borchetta, whom she said refused to sell her control of her masters.

Swift took to Tumblr to compose an impassioned post, revealing to fans that Braun (an industry powerhouse who represents Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande, among many other holdings), has been abusive to her for years-as well as asserted that Borchetta has deliberately controlled her for the 12 years she was under his wing.

This past weekend, Taylor Swift dropped an unexpected bombshell by alleging that celebrity manager, Scooter Braun, is "bullying" her by not giving her the rights to her music.

Last November Swift switched labels and signed with Universal Music Group in an effort to own her music moving forward, according to The Associated Press. "I walked away because I knew once I signed that contract, Scott Borchetta (founder of Big Machine Label Group) would sell the label, thereby selling me and my future", she wrote.

Swift added: "Now Scooter has stripped me of my life's work, that I wasn't given an opportunity to buy".

"You were given the opportunity to own your masters, you passed, ' she claimed". Essentially, my musical legacy is about to lie in the hands of someone who tried to dismantle it.

Justin Bieber has also responded to Swift's post via Instagram, apologising for the original harmful post while also defending himself and Braun, saying neither have ill will towards her.

Swift and Delevingne are close friends, the model is one of the stars who featured in her 2015 Bad Blood music video.

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Demi Lovato, who signed with Braun in May, became entangled in the row on Instagram, where Hall had shared a screenshot of his original statement.

Mr Borchetta said he texted Swift about the deal on Saturday "to inform her prior to the story breaking on the morning of Sunday, June 30th so she could hear it directly from me".

Hailey commented on the post and simply said, "Gentleman".

Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber pictured in 2009 at Madison Square Garden on December 11, 2009 in New York City. As a married man, you should be lifting women up instead of tearing them down because you are threatened.

She also advocates for artist ownership of songs and hopes that the next generation will "read this and learn about how to better protect themselves in a negotiation". "You deserve to own the art you make", she said. "Seems to me like it was to get sympathy, you also knew that in posting that your fans would go and bully Scooter".

While someone else wrote, "This isn't the first or even the second time you've inserted yourself into a Taylor matter that has nothing to do with you".

Social media has recently been buzzing with people weighing in on the whole Taylor Swift and Scooter Braun situation.

"I wish you spent less time sticking up for men and more time trying to understand women and respecting their valid reactions", Cara wrote.

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