Taylor Swift and the man she hated most in the world, Scooter Braun are in the news again, as she took to her social media page calling her over 85million Twitter followers and other social media platform for help. In her Twitter rants, she alleged that Scooter Braun and her old boss are not allowing her to perform her music at this year’s AMA’s, and she is calling the actions “tyrannical control.”
Taylor Swift stating the matter said:
“Don’t know what else to do Guys – It’s been announced recently that the American Music Awards will be honouring me with the Artist of the Decade Award at this year’s ceremony. I’ve been planning to perform a medley of my hits throughout the decade on the show. 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,” Swift began.
Swift went on to describe how she is fed up with the situation and felt the only way to be heard is to go public, why also touching on her Netflix documentary, and her music being held up, she said:
“Additionally – and this isn’t the way I had planned on telling you this news – Netflix has created a documentary about my life for the past 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 went on to accuse both men of using the current situation to try and squash their prior issues, and silence her about the ongoing feud. “Scott Borchetta told my team that they’ll allow me to use my music only if I do these things: If I agree to not re-record copycat versions of my songs next year (which is something I’m both legally allowed to do and looking forward to) and also told my team that I need to stop talking about him and Scooter Braun,” the singer wrote
“I feel very strongly that sharing what is happening to me could change the awareness level for other artists and potentially help them avoid a similar fate. The message being sent to me is very clear. Basically, be a good little girl and shut up. Or you’ll be punished,” Taylor said
“This is WRONG,” the singer said raising her text voice. “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 for your help.”
A percentage of the songs Taylor wrote are owned by Big Machine based on her recording contract.
Calling on her fans,Taylor Swift continued in an almost political fashion, “Please let Scott Borchetta and Scooter Braun know how you feel about this. Scooter also manages several artists who I really believe care about other artists and their work. Please ask them for help with this – I’m hoping that maybe they can talk some sense into the men who are exercising tyrannical control over someone who just wants to play the music she wrote. I’m especially asking for help from The Carlyle Group, who put up money for the sale of my music to these two men.”
“I just want to be able to perform MY OWN music. That’s it,” Taylor said insistently
“I’ve tried to work this out privately through my team but have not been able to resolve anything. Right now my performance at the AMA’s, the Netflix documentary and any other recorded events I am planning to play until November of 2020 are a question mark.”
“I love you guys and I thought you should know what’s been going on,” she said.
Since her outburst, the #IStandWithTaylor has been trending with over 500k tweets already, as fans and celebrities alike show their support. But no words from Scooter Braun as at the time of this report, as we are still expecting a response from his camp.