Taking the heat in stride! Sheryl Crow is under fire for saying she “didn’t know what the stink was about it,” about Taylor Swift’s masters drama with Scooter Braun. After her remarks on Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen went viral, the 57-year-old took to Twitter to refute claims that she was “downplaying” the situation on Friday, September 13.
“To those who thought I was downplaying @taylorswift13’s masters changing hands, I chose the wrong word,” she wrote on a video apology she posted of herself. “I should have said I don’t know what the situation is instead of the word stink which sounds extremely negative. I have total respect for Taylor & always wish the best for her.”
“It was brought to my attention that some people think I was negative about Taylor Swift on the Andy Cohen show,” she said from her bedside in the video. “And that was totally taken out of context. To be totally honest, I usually don’t weigh in on other celebrities,” she added, “I know my masters have changed quite a few times, but I wouldn’t weigh in on what her situation was because I didn’t really know.”
The singer also added a link to the clip from WWHL for critics to view the discrepancy for themselves, writing, “Don’t go for the clickbait. And stop pitting women against each other.” She said in the clip, “I live with my head in a big hole, I stay out of that world.”
Taylor’s beef with Scooter, 38, started back in June when she referred to Scooter’s purchase of Big Machine Records, the owners of her masters, as her “worst-case scenario.” In an essay posted to Tumblr, the 29-year-old wrote, “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,” adding, “My musical legacy is about to lie in the hands of someone who tried to dismantle it.”
For right now, Sheryl plans to stay out of Taylor’s drama and she wants to keep it that way.
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