American superstar, Taylor Swift has reportedly dragged Scooter Braun and Scott Borchetta on Twitter for banning her from playing her old hits during the upcoming American Music Awards.
Earlier in the year, Taylor Swift also accused Justin Bieber’s manager, Scooter Braun of bullying her for years.
National Sportslink understands this came after Scooter Braun’s company, Ithaca Ventures purchases Big Machine Records which owns masters to Taylor Swift’s first four albums. The acquisition of Big Machine by Ithaca means rights to those Swift albums have now become the property of Ithaca Holdings – Swift didn’t like it.
After Swift shared a lengthy message with her fans on Thursday, claiming that Scooter Braun and Scott Borchetta are banning her from playing her old hits during the upcoming American Music Awards and are allegedly not signing off on her music being used in a Netflix documentary about her career it wasn’t long before the Swifties came out in droves to show their support.
In a post entitled “Don’t know what else to do,” Swift wrote to her fans, “Guys – It’s been announced recently that the American Music Awards will be honoring 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.”
The lengthy post asked fans and collaborators alike to speak out on her behalf to help her regain her creative control. Many celebrities have now come to her defense via social media.
The #IStandWithTaylor tag soon began trending as fans and fellow celebs alike came out in support of the songstress and began to slam what they felt was an example of misogynist patriarchy suppressing Swift’s freedom of expression.
“Solidarity with Taylor here, this sounds awful,” singer Lily Allen tweeted. “And people wonder why music hasn’t had its #MeToo moment?”
Halsey also shared an impassioned message on her Instagram story, supporting Swift and addressing the singer’s accusations against Big Machine.
“This is just mean. This is punishment. This is hoping to silence her from speaking about things by dangling this over her head,” Halsey stated, in part. “It is her grace and patience in these moments that make her Artist of the Decade.”
Fellow stars Tinashe, Todrick Hall and others also weighed in on Swift’s comments, sharing their support and solidarity.