- Taylor Swift called out Scooter Braun and Scott Borchetta for ‘tyrannical control’ of her music.
- Taylor Says Scooter and Scott won’t let her play old songs at the AMAs and are refusing to let any old performances be included in her surprise Netflix documentary.
Remember when Taylor Swift called out celebrity manager Scooter Braun for purchasing her masters and bullying her in a lengthy Tumblr post? Well, she’s back for round two, and it seems pretty justifiable. In another Tumblr post (where else?) titled “Don’t know what else to do,” Taylor slammed Scooter and Big Machine Records CEO Scott Borchetta for allegedly preventing her from performing her old songs during a medley at the 2019 AMAs, where she’s set to receive Artist of the Decade.
‘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,’ she wrote. ‘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.’
She added that (surprise!) Netflix has created a documentary about her and that Scott and Scooter have declined the use of her older music and performance footage for the project. And apparently the only way they’ll let her have access is if she doesn’t record ‘copycat versions’ of her old songs and if she stops talking about them.
‘I feel very strongly that sharing what is happening to me could change the awareness level for other artists and potentially help them avoid a similar fate,’ Taylor said. ‘The message being sent to me is very clear. Basically, be a good little girl and shut up. Or you’ll be punished. This is WRONG. Neither of these men had a hand in the writing of those songs. They did nothing to create the relationship I have with my fans. So this is where I’m asking for your help.’
Taylor went on to ask fans to ‘let Scott Borchetta and Scooter Braun know how you feel about this,’ even asking them to lean on the other artists Scooter managers (Demi Lovato and Justin Bieber, to name a few!)
‘I’m hoping that maybe they can talk some sense into the men who are exercising tyrannical control over someone who just wants to play the music she wrote,’ Taylor said, later adding ‘I just want to be able to perform MY OWN music. That’s it. I’ve tried to work this out privately through my team but have not been able to resolve anything. Right now my performance at the AMA’s, the Netflix documentary and any other recorded events I am planning to play until November of 2020 are a question mark.’
At this point, it doesn’t look like Scooter has responded to Taylor on Instagram, but stay tuned—and read Taylor’s full post below:
This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan US
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