Camila Cabello & Selena Gomez Stand With Taylor Swift Amid Latest Scooter Braun / Big Machine Drama
What will be enough to stop Scooter Braun and Scott Borschetta‘s attacks on Taylor Swift? The two men, who have claimed to ‘believe in Taylor,’ even after she expressed her anger that Scooter bought the masters to her first six albums without her consent after she’d tried to gain control of them herself, have branded Taylor a liar at every turn and, according to Taylor, are now trying to block her from using songs she wrote during a performance at the American Music Awards and for an upcoming Netflix documentary because she didn’t agree to stop talking about them in the press and has mentioned she will still be re-recording her music in 2020.
ICYMI: last night, Taylor uploaded a series of thoughtful text posts across social media where she said, “Scott Borchetta and Scooter Braun have now said that I’m not allowed to perform my old songs on television [at the AMAs] because they claim that would be re-recording my music before I’m allowed to next year. Additionally – and this isn’t the way I had planned on telling you this news – Netflix has created a documentary about my life for the past few years. Scott and Scooter have declined the use of my older music or performance footage for this project… [they[ told my team that they’ll allow me to use my music only if I do these things: If I agree to not re-record copycat versions of my songs next year … and also told my team that I need to stop talking about him and Scooter Braun.” She called her fans to action, saying, “Please let Scott Borchetta and Scooter Braun know how you feel about this.”
Celebrities likeSelena Gomez, Halsey, Ruby Rose, Gigi Hadid, and Spencer Pratt have spoken out in support of Taylor.
Selena posted to Instagram, writing, “(I dont mind if there may be retaliation) this is my opinion. It’s greed, manipulation and power. There is no heart or thought of anyone elses [sic]. No respect for the words my friend has written since she was a 14 year old in her bedroom.” She continued, “You’ve robbed and crushed one of our best song writers of our time an opportunity to celebrate all of her music with fans and the world.” Gigi posted to Twitter, saying, “Scott and Scooter, you know what the right thing to do is.”
Scott and Scooter, you know what the right thing to do is ??
Taylor and her fans deserve to celebrate the music!!
— Gigi Hadid (@GiGiHadid) November 15, 2019
UPDATE: Furthermore, around 10AM EST Camila Cabello also showed her support for Taylor Swift with an Instagram Story.
“As a fan of Taylor’s music for forever, I have some of the best memories of my life listening to her first albums… it feels heartbreaking and like the world is being robbed of something important and beautiful that she can’t sing these songs, her life’s work, with her fans. How can a record label do this to an artist?” Camila posted. Before her statement, fans had criticized her for staying silent after all that Taylor had done for her in the past, including bringing her on the Reputation stadium tour as an opener.
For the record, Scott and Scooter called Taylor’s words “false information” and claimed, “At no point did we say Taylor could not perform on the AMAs or block her Netflix special.” Of course, this is creative wording considering they aren’t mentioning her old music. They wrapped up their statement, saying, “Taylor, the narrative you have created does not exist. All we ask is to have a direct and honest conversation. When that happens, you will see there is nothing but respect, kindness and support waiting for you on the other side.”
Taylor’s already ~*dropped the receipts*~ which said, “Please be advised the MBLG will not agree to issue licenses for existing recordings or waivers of its re-recording restrictions in connection with these two projects: The Netflix documentary and The Alibaba “Double Eleven” event.”
The conversation has spiraled to include thoughts about who-owes-who money. Taylor claims Big Machine owes her $7.9 million in unpaid royalties, BGLG claims that, “Taylor has admitted to contractually owing millions of dollars and multiple assets to our company.”