Making amends? Scooter Braun congratulated Taylor Swift on her new album called Lover on Friday, August 23 — almost two months after the pop star revealed that her music had been sold to Scooter, which also included her entire music catalog.
“Regardless of what has been said, the truth is you don’t make big bets unless you are a believer and always have been,” he wrote on Twitter. “Brilliant album with #Lover. Congrats @taylorswift13. Supporting was always the healthier option. #BrilliantAlbum #BrilliantCampaign. Congrats.”
However, Swifties were quick to defend the 29-year-old on social media. One person wrote, “If you support her, then you would have given her the masters,” while another person echoed, “Just give her music back. I don’t know what’s so hard to understand about that.” A third person chimed in, writing, “Please quit trying to make her moments include you. Just because you’ve bought your way into her business affairs doesn’t mean you need to speak on her album release, and you’ve never tweeted on one before. Your misogyny is showing big time here. For once, give it a rest.”
On Sunday, June 30, the “Delicate” songstress explained that her former record label, Scott Borchetta’s Big Machine Label Group, had been sold to Scooter, 38, for $300 million. “For years, I asked, pleaded for a chance to own my work,” Taylor wrote in a statement on her Tumblr. “Instead, I was given an opportunity to sign back up to Big Machine Records and ‘earn’ one album back at a time, one for every new one I turned in. I walked away because I knew once I signed the contract, Scott Borchetta, would sell the label, thereby selling me and my future. I had to make the excruciating choice to leave behind my past. Music I wrote on my bedroom floor and videos I dreamed up and paid for from the money I earned playing in bars, then clubs, then arenas, then stadiums.”
The Pennsylvania native continued her lengthy message by explaining that she learned Scooter purchased her masters with the rest of the world. “All I could think about was the incessant, manipulative bullying I’ve received at his hands for years,” she added.
On July 10, the Grammy winner appeared on stage for the first time since she called out the music producer, and it seemed like she sent him a message loud and clear. While performing her hit song “Shake It Off,” Tay put a special emphasis on one line in particular. “The liars and the dirty, dirty cheats of the world, you could have been getting down to this sick beat,” she sang.
Despite the drama, Taylor is excited for her fans to hear her new tunes. “This album is very much a celebration of love, in all its complexity, coziness and chaos,” she wrote on Twitter on August 23. “It’s the first album of mine that I’ve ever owned, and I couldn’t be more proud. I’m so excited that #Lover is out NOW.”
In fact, Taylor revealed to CBS Sunday Morning that she “absolutely” intends to re-record songs she wrote while under contract with her former label.
Look what you made her do, Scooter! TBH, we are not complaining.
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