Scooter Braun has finally and publicly so, spoken up about the unending Taylor Swift’s drama, as he writes an open letter to the singer, revealing that her fans have issued death threats against his wife and kids over the last week.
Scooter Braun who have asked for a talk with Taylor Swift and her people, took to his Instagram to reveal that he decided to finally open up on social media about what’s going on because his wife “received a phone call threatening the safety of our children.” He also claimed that Taylor was notified about similar threats by his attorney earlier this week, and admitted to being “disappointed” that she did not speak out to stop them. Still, Scooter made it clear that his intentions now are simply to fix the problems between himself and Taylor.
“To be frank, I was shocked and disheartened to hear that my presence in the Big Machine deal caused you so much pain, as the handful of times we have actually met I have always remembered to be pleasant and respectful,” he wrote.
“Knowing what I know now, all I have wanted to do is rectify the situation. I’m open to ALL possibilities. My attempts and calls to have an open discussion with you over the last six months have been rejected. While some on your team and many of our mutual friends have tried to get you to the table, all have had no luck. It almost feels as if you have no interest in ever resolving the conflict.
At this point, with safety becoming a concern, I have no choice other than to publicly ask for us to come together and try to find a resolution. I have tried repeatedly through your representatives to achieve a solution, but unfortunately, here we are. This game of telephone isn’t working.”
He concluded his message by, once again, asking Taylor to sit down for a meeting. He also revealed that “many” people have told him “that a meeting will never happen, as this is not about the truth or resolution, but instead, a narrative for you.” He also posted a message that was sent to him, which included a death threat: “Hi, why don’t you just die with your children?? I will buy a gun tmr [sic] and them [sic] shoot you allin [sic] the head.”
The drama with Taylor and Scooter began when Taylor’s old label head, Scott Borchetta, sold his company, Big Machine Label Group, to Scooter Braun in June. When Taylor left Big Machine in 2018, she knowingly gave up the rights to her masters of the six albums she recorded during her time there. After the June 2019 deal was made, the singer publicly expressed how frustrated she was with Scott for selling all her work to Scooter, who she claimed had ‘bullied’ her throughout her career.
Taylor explained that she was never given the opportunity to buy her masters outright as Scooter did. Instead, Scott tried to make her a deal: Record one new album under Big Machine for every album you want to get the masters back for. That would mean recording SIX new albums under the label. Taylor did not want to take that deal, which is why she left Big Machine.
This was the full message by Scooter Braun:
“Since your public statement last week there have been numerous death threats directed at my fam8ly. This morning I spoke out publicly for the first time saying I wouldn’t participate in a social media war. However, I came home tonight to find my wife had received a phone call threatening the safety of our children as well as other threats seen above. I won’t go into the details of this past week. I have been at a loss.
Thinking of my wife and children, my team and their families, I have gone through a range of emotions on how to deal with this. I write this now only after a deep breath and much reflection, I am certain there is no situation ever worth jeopardizing anyone’s safety.
I assume this was not your intention but it is important that you understand that your words carry a tremendous amount of weight and that your message can be interpreted by some in different ways. While disappointed that you have remained silent after being notified by your attorney four days ago of these ongoing threats, I am still hopeful we can fix this.
We are living in a time of pointless violence and as a husband and father, I am concerned.
This is a world filled with the toxic division where people express their opinions over social media instead of having a conversation in person. I want to part in that. To be frank, I was shocked and disheartened to hear that my presence in the Big Machine deal caused you so much pain as the handful of times we have actually met I have always remembered them to be pleasant and respectful. Knowing what I know now all I have wanted to do is rectify the situation. I am open to ALL possibilities.
My attempts and calls to have an open discussion with you over the last six months have all been rejected. While some on your team and many of our mutual friends have tried to get you to the table, all have had no luck. It almost feels as if you have no interest in ever resolving the conflict. At this point with safety becoming a concern, I have no choice other than to publicly ask for us to come together and try to find a resolution. I have tried repeatedly through your representatives to achieve a solution but unfortunately, here we are. This game of telephone is not working.
While I am frustrated with your accusations and respectfully disagree with many of your statements, it is important that I am clear- no artist should ever feel concerned or bullied. I have spent my entire career in service or creatives and artists, never the other way around.
As the world now knows you can and should perform any song you would like at the AMAs. I have never and would never say otherwise. You do not need anyone’s permission to do so legally but I am stating it here clearly and publicly so there is no more debate or confusion.
Moving forward, I would like to find a resolution. I will make myself available whenever works for you. Many have told me that a meeting will never happen as this is not about truth or resolution but instead a narrative for you. I am hopeful that is not the case. I am right here, ready to speak directly and respectfully. But if you would prefer to make large public statements while refusing to work towards resolving things amicably, then I just pray that nobody gets seriously hurt in the process.
I continue to wish you the best and hope we can resolve this” he said.