The drama continues! Taylor Swift has been feuding with her former label Big Machine Records’ executives Scott Borchetta and Scooter Braun since June 2019, and new details about their continued fighting have emerged weeks after the songstress was officially able to start re-recording her old albums.
When news broke that Scooter — who manages the likes of Justin Bieber, Demi Lovato and Ariana Grande — acquired Big Machine Records and, along with it, Taylor’s entire back catalog of music, she took to Tumblr and accused the music manager of “incessant, manipulative bullying.” The “Look What You Made Me Do” songstress claimed that she was completely blindsided by the news and explained that she was “sad and grossed out” by the idea of Scooter owning her music due to their messy past. After the singer’s initial message, there was a ton of back-and-forth between her and Scooter, and other celebrities also got involved, taking sides between the two.
When fans thought the drama might be over once and for all, Taylor took to Twitter and exposed Scooter claiming that he wasn’t allowing her to perform her old songs at the 2019 American Music Awards — or any televised event for that matter. She begged fans and other stars to speak up on her behalf and help her gain the ability to sing her own music. The record label slammed her social media message as “calculated” and, in a statement to Us Weekly at the time said, “While Big Machine is not directly blocking her performance, they are putting a roadblock in her way as far as performing these particular songs.”
Wondering where the drama started and where it stands now? Scroll through our gallery for a complete timeline!
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