Hoooooo boy. It's barely even summer, and the internet's already got a hot new feud between two of its biggest celebrities. Is there an internet fight that Taylor Swift isn't involved in? Maybe not, but this time it's not her fault... Really. We can explain!
You're gonna want to stay informed on this new beef. It's about to be the talk of everyone and their mom's trendy 4th of July barbeque bash, and it's a little complicated, so we're gonna break down exactly how this fight started in the first place, and whether or not it'll end with Justin and Taylor making up dressed as a burger and fries. (Hint: probably not.)
So who are the major players in this hot new fight? Well, let's just say one Tumblr post called out Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, Kim Kardashian, and Kanye West. And at the center of it all, some guy named Scooter Braun. Let's break it down.
So, let's start with a little Swift backstory.
All the way back in 2008, Taylor Swift signed a 10-year deal with a record company called Big Machine.
Last year, she left Big Machine (and founder, Scott Borchetta) and signed with Republic Records.
The problems started over the weekend when it was announced that Big Machine was being purchased.half of country music.
So basically, Taylor owns all of her music going forward, but Big Machine owns all the music she put out before 2019. Yikes.
Everything changed when it was announced that Big Machine was being bought by Scooter Braun's company, Ithaca Holdings.Tumblr this weekend.
Here's what she had to say:
All I could think about was the incessant, manipulative bullying I’ve received at his hands for years.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.
This is my worst case scenario.
When I left my masters in Scott’s hands, I made peace with the fact that eventually he would sell them.
Controlling a woman who didn’t want to be associated with them. In perpetuity. That means forever.
You deserve to own the art you make.
Okay, so that's a lot.
So Taylor feels wronged by Scooters clients and feels like he orchestrated a lot of the drama in her life.
And if you needed any more proof, check out this (now-deleted) post from Scooter's Instagram.
WHY IS EVERYONE IGNORING THIS PROOF??? scooter literally exposed himself in a now deleted instagram story, before e… https://t.co/PbIW2QnaNs— Arella ミ☆ (@Arella ミ☆)1561973988.0
Starting with Justin Bieber. And his apology/defense is a long one.
What were you trying to accomplish by posting that blog?
It seems like they're both hurting in their own ways.
Demi Lovato also added her support on Instagram.I have dealt with bad people in this industry and Scooter is not one of them. He's a good man. Personally, I'm grateful he came into my life when he did. Please stop "dragging" people or bullying them. There's enough hate in this world as it is.
She went on.Y'all can come after me all you want but I'm always gonna stay loyal to my team. I value loyalty more than most people in this world and if my name is gonna be brought into conversations I'm gonna stand up for myself and the ones on my team.
Scooter's wife, Yael Cohen (CEO of F*** Cancer) had some choice words for Taylor as well.
But for every hater, Taylor had a defender. Including Selena Gomez's mom(?!)
Halsey also came to Taylor's defense.
🦋 @taylorswift13 https://t.co/1iI2tCr8my— h (@h)1561928019.0
Iggy Azalea also chimed in.
Telling someone about a deal days before it’s public means the deal was already done & she never had the opportunit… https://t.co/bykajfzcJH— IGGY AZALEA (@IGGY AZALEA)1561929998.0
Broadway star, RuPaul's Drag Race judge, and cameo actor in the You Need to Calm Down music video Todrick Hall spat some freakin' venom toward Scooter.
For those asking, I left Scooter Braun a long time ago...I am saddened by this news, but not shocked. He is an evil… https://t.co/rrId5oFYwV— Todrick Hall (@Todrick Hall)1561938567.0