Taylor Swift has long been known for her feuds - whether it be with Katy Perry, Kanye West, Kim Kardashian, Lorde, Diplo, etc. With Taylor’s upcoming album Lover and the hug she shared with Katy Perry in the music video for “You Need to Calm Down,” it seemed those days of feuding may be over.
However, on June 30, 2019, Taylor Swift shared a scathing Tumblr post after it was announced that Scooter Braun had purchased Big Machine Records for $300 million, thereby gaining ownership of the Taylor Swift masters, aka every record Taylor Swift had ever recorded before Lover.
The “ME!” singer ripped into Scooter Braun, saying she’d suffered years of “incessant, manipulative” bullying from the manager, as well as his celebrity clients including Justin Bieber and Kanye West. And thus began the Scooter Braun Taylor Swift drama of 2019.
Taylor Swift also dragged the former Big Machine Records owner, Scott Borchetta, saying, “This is my worst case scenario. This is what happens when you sign a deal at fifteen to someone for whom the term ‘loyalty’ is clearly just a contractual concept. And when that man says ‘Music has value’, he means its value is beholden to men who had no part in creating it.”
But Taylor Swift fans are nothing if not vocal, so you know that wasn’t the end of the Scooter Braun Taylor Swift beef. Swifites - including famous squad members like Cara Delevingne, Haim, Todrick Hall, and Martha Hunt quickly came to her defense. Meanwhile, Justin Bieber and Scooter Braun’s wife Yael Cohen rushed to defend him on social media.
Read below to see all of the responses so far to the Scooter Braun Taylor Swift feud.
Todrick Hall is a vocalist, actor, director, choreographer and entertainer from Arlington, Texas. He became well-known when he auditioned for the ninth season of American Idol, where he made it to the semi-finals. Since then, Hall has been performing on Broadway and YouTube. As of 2013, Hall is under the management of Scooter Braun Projects. He was featured in Forbes Top 30 under 30 in the Hollywood category in 2014. ...more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Texas, Arlington, USA
Cara Jocelyn Delevingne is an English fashion model, actress, and singer. Born in London in 1992, she began her modelling career at a young age. British Vogue called her the "star face" of the autumn/winter 2012-2013 show season and she had appeared on the catwalk for brands such as Shiatzy Chen, Moschino, Jason Wu, Oscar de la Renta, Burberry, Dolce & Gabbana, Fendi, Stella McCartney, Dsquared, Lanvin, Givenchy and Chanel. Delevingne won the "Model of the Year" award at the British Fashion Awards 2014. She started her acting career with a minor role in the 2012 film adaptation of Anna Karenina and thriller The Face of an Angel in 2014. ...more on Wikipedia
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Scott Richard Hoying (born September 17, 1991) is a singer, songwriter and pianist, and is one of the original members of Pentatonix. He started performing at 8 years old. Hoying studied at University of Southern California, where he joined the a cappella group SoCal VoCals. ...more on Wikipedia
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Birthplace: Sydney, Australia