Get this, you guys — years before Taylor Swift ignited a major feud with Scooter Braun over her music masters, the blonde beauty supported JoJo when she was dealing with a similar situation. That’s right, the “Leave (Get Out)” songstress recently revealed that Taylor was there for her when she was embroiled in a major lawsuit with her former record label.
“A few years ago, Taylor had me over her house, actually. She was just like, ‘I can’t believe everything you’re going through. This is so f**ked up, so wrong, blah, blah, blah,'” JoJo told People in a recent interview. “And of course, she couldn’t have ever known that she would go through something similar where her catalog was bought from her.”
According to New York Daily News, the RV star sued Blackground Records and imprint Da Family Records back in 2013, claiming that she was no longer their artist, based on the grounds that New York State law prohibits minors from signing contracts that last more than seven years. JoJo claimed at the time that her parents signed a contract with the label in 2004, so, by law, her deal should have been expired in 2011. While she was in the midst of the lawsuit, JoJo was unable to release any new music and her previous albums weren’t available to buy or stream. Then, in 2014, she was finally released from her contract. She went on to sign with Atlantic Records, and two years later, she released a brand new album.
As for Taylor, back in June 2019, Scooter, who manages Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, Demi Lovato and more, bought the record label which the “Look What You Made Me Do” songstress used to be signed to — Big Machine Records. That means he acquired the rights to all of her old music, and was not happy about it. She publicly called him out and accused him and his clients of “bullying” her. Just like JoJo did in 2018, Taylor has announced her plans to re-record her masters.
“But our situations were actually quite different,” JoJo continued, while talking to the publication. “I was literally being completely silenced. Taylor is in a different position in her career. I was really sidelined, and it was pretty hurtful. I don’t think that her career is suffering because of whatever happened. They’re still available on streaming services; that’s the difference.”
She added, “I’m on the side of these women. But, at the end of the day, the situation between her and Scooter is vastly different than what I was going through with Blackground. To be honest, I don’t have any problem with Scooter Braun. I think he’s a really smart man — but it does suck to feel like you are not in control of your own s**t.”
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