Taylor Swift has been getting all the support she has asked for, since posting a message where she alleged that she has been banned by her former Boss, Scott Borchetta and the man who purchased her masters from him, Scooter Braun from performing her old songs during televised performances.
The latest to jump to her defence, is her BFF, Selena Gomez who has come out to say that she is sick of the whole thing while calling the move by Scott and Scooter against Taylor Swift, ‘manipulating’
Selena Gomez took to her Instagram to defend her BFF had this to say:
“My heart is so heavy right now,” she wrote. “It makes me sick and extremely angry. I don’t mind if there may be retaliation. This is my opinion. It’s greed, manipulation and power. There is no heart or thought of anyone else’s. No respect for the words my friend has written since she was a 14 year old in her bedroom. You robbed and crushed one of the best songwriters of our time and opportunity to celebrate all of her music with fans and the world.”
According to the report by Hollywoodlife, the latest drama involving Taylor Swift and Scott and Scooter comes ahead of her upcoming American Music Awards performance, where she was set to perform a medley of the biggest hits of her career while being honoured as the Artist of the Decade. However, Taylor claims that “Scott Borchetta and Scooter Braun have now said that I’m not allowed to perform my old songs on television because they claim that would be re-recording my music before I’m allowed to next year.”
Taylor gave up the rights to the masters of these old songs when she left Big Machine Records in 2018. This difficult decision came after Scott offered Taylor a deal that she simply could not accept: Record one NEW album on Big Machine for every OLD album that she wanted to earn the rights to. That would mean that Taylor would have had to record SIX new albums on Big Machine Records just to own the rights to her old music, the report had said.
In June, Scooter acquired Big Machine Records (and Taylor’s masters) for $300 million, this we also reported some months back.
Selena Gomez in her message, continued by adding that: “I have known Taylor for 13 years. She is the most dedicated, fearless, feisty, strongest woman I’ve ever known. People can say b****, but what I’m saying to you is that it’s called a woman with true identity and strength who takes no s***. I listened to Fearless before it came out and I just remember us jumping on a bed and she was just sparkling, so proud of her diary being read by the whole world. Nervous of people not liking it…but that became one of the biggest records — an album that saved so many young women who felt alone.”
Fans have already trending #IStandWithTaylor on Twitter, just to show their support, just as she has asked them to do.#swift