Music Executive, Scooter Braun, is trying to “Shake it Off ” when it comes to his battle with Taylor Swift. The 38-year-old music mogul is reaching out to the superstar about her new album, Lover.
In a Tweet on Friday (Aug. 23), the same day Taylor’s new album was released, Scooter congratulated the “You Need to Calm Down” singer. Perhaps an olive branch is being put forward?
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“Regardless of what has been said the truth is you don’t make big bets unless you are a believer and always have been,” Scooter wrote in the Tweet. “Brilliant album with #Lover Congrats @taylorswift13. Supporting was always the healthier option#brilliantalbum #brilliantcampaign congrats.”
Regardless of what has been said the truth is you don’t make big bets unless you are a believer and always have been. Brilliant album with #Lover. Congrats @taylorswift13. Supporting was always the healthier option 😊 #brilliantalbum #brilliantcampaign congrats
— Scooter Braun (@scooterbraun) August 23, 2019
It’s been a little over a month since news broke that Scooter purchased Taylor’s former record label, Big Machine Records, and the pop star was not happy about it. In a post on Tumblr she shared her thoughts with her millions of fans and revealed that she is not a fan of Scooter at all
“I learned about Scooter Braun’s purchase of my masters as it was announced to the world. All I could think about was the incessant, manipulative bullying I’ve received at his hands for years,” she wrote. “Like when Kim Kardashian orchestrated an illegally recorded snippet of a phone call to be leaked and then Scooter got his two clients together to bully me online about it. Or when his client, Kanye West, organized a revenge porn music video which strips my body naked. Now Scooter has stripped me of my life’s work, that I wasn’t given an opportunity to buy. Essentially, my musical legacy is about to lie in the hands of someone who tried to dismantle it.”
Although Taylor is no longer on Big Machine (she’s now with Universal Music Group), she did add, “When I left my masters in Scott’s hands, I made peace with the fact that eventually he would sell them. Never in my worst nightmares did I imagine the buyer would be Scooter. Any time Scott Borchetta has heard the words ‘Scooter Braun’ escape my lips, it was when I was either crying or trying not to. He knew what he was doing; they both did. Controlling a woman who didn’t want to be associated with them. In perpetuity. That means forever.”
While Scooter never commented, label head Scott Borchetta, Scooter’s client Justin Bieber and Scooter’s wife, Yael, spoke out in his defense.
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“Scott (Scooter) was so excited to work and build with you. How embarrassing this temper tantrum is because you didn’t get your own way. He believes in and supports you, I sincerely hope you can learn to love and believe in yourself the way my husband does,” Yael wrote. “Lastly, if you think he can control his clients, please control your fans. Leave our personal life and kids out of this. You don’t understand yet what lines that crosses, but one day you will. And I hope you have the dignity, class and kindness to leave your fans out of this and have an open discussion. Tumblr can’t fix this, a phone call can.”
Taylor may just get the last laugh. The “Bad Blood” singer announced on Good Morning America, prior to the release of Lover, that she will be re-recording all 5 of her previous albums that had been recorded on Big Machine.
“Yeah, that’s true and it’s something that I’m very excited about doing because my contract says that starting November 2020, so next year, I can record albums one through five all over again. I’m very excited about it. I just think that artists deserve to own their own work. I just feel very passionately about that.”
Looks like Taylor will get the last word.
"I think artists deserve to own their work."
— ABC News (@ABC) August 22, 2019