According to Variety, Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber are the two most mentioned names on American social networks. They just blew up the conflict with each other by posting about Scooter Braun – the manager of the Canadian-born singer.
The source of everything started on June 30, when the record label Big Machine Records (a unit Taylor Swift had collaborated with in the past) was acquired by Ithaca Holdings for $300 million. Even more ironic, the person who spent this huge amount of money was Scooter Braun – the longtime manager of Justin Bieber and Kanye West. Also thanks to the acquisition of Big Machine Records, Scooter Braun officially became the new CEO of the above record label. This also means that music products once produced by Big Machine Records are now completely under the management of Ithaca Holdings. Thus, the upcoming fate of Taylor Swift’s 6 prestigious albums including: Taylor Swift, Fearless, Speak Now, Red, 1989 and Reputation will be decided by Scooter Braun.
Because of this, Taylor Swift made a long post on social networks with an illustration of Justin Bieber making a video call with Scooter Braun, Martin Garrix and Kanye West – the singer’s nemesis. This photo was posted by Justin Bieber in 2016 with the intention of mocking his seniors.
The image Justin Bieber once posted is considered a move to “bully the council” of Taylor Swift. This is also the photo chosen by the female singer as an illustration for the post that is causing “storms”.
In a long angry letter on social networks, the owner of the hit Look what you made me do condemned his old company: “For many years, I have sincerely asked for a chance to own my own works. Instead, I was given the opportunity to re-sign with Big Machine Records for each old album only if I could create a new album for them. I decided to leave because I clearly understood that once I signed that contract, Scott (Scotte Borchetta – owner of Big Machine Records) would sell the brand. This means that I and my future are also sold.”
The 30-year-old singer also said she felt ridiculous that the new owner of the albums she had devoted herself to creating was Scooter Braun – the person the star said had always bullied, manipulated and sought to destroy her. destroy her heart. “Now Scooter is taking away my life’s work, which I didn’t have the chance to buy back. Basically, my musical legacy is about to be in the hands of someone who tried to take it down,” Taylor Swift fumed.
Taylor Swift was extremely unhappy when her artistic passion fell into the hands of Scooter Braun
Closing his long post, the Blank Space hitmaker confided: “Fortunately, I have now signed a contract with a company that believes I should own whatever I create. Luckily, I left my past in Scott’s hands, not my future.” The American singer also sent a message to her future colleagues: “Hopefully young artists or those who are dreaming of music will read this and know how to protect their rights in a legal situation.” Negotiations. You deserve to own the art you worked so hard to create.”
Taylor Swift’s post quickly attracted attention from the online community and reached Justin Bieber’s ears. Because Scooter Braun is the male singer’s manager, the Baby hitmaker responded to his senior with another post with the purpose of “relieving” his close friend.
“First of all, I want to apologize to you for posting that hurtful photo on Instagram. At that time, I simply thought it was funny, but now looking back, it’s really uncomfortable and unattractive,” ex-lover Selena Gomez began the article. The Canadian-born male singer also said that although Scooter Braun and Kanye West were in the photo, Scooter had nothing to do with this bullying incident, and even the manager himself reminded Justin Bieber not to joke like that.
Justin Bieber tried to defend his manager
The What Do You Mean singer did not forget to talk well about the manager: “The fact that you brought this story up on social networks and made everyone hate Scooter is really unfair. What are you trying to achieve by posting that? To me, it seems like she was trying to get sympathy and she also knew that by posting that article her fans would ‘terrorize’ Scooter.”
Justin Bieber also had soft words for Taylor Swift: “However, one thing I know for sure is that both Scooter and I love you. I think the only way to resolve this disagreement is through conversation. Online jokes don’t solve any problems. I’m also sure Scooter and I would love to talk to you and work through conflicts, disagreements, and bad feelings together. We have nothing bad to say about her and only hope the best things will come to her.” The male singer ended the article with a warning: “When you try to discredit someone I love, that really has crossed the line.”
Before the conflict, Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber had a quite close time
After the two articles were published, famous artists began to “choose sides”. According to Variety , many famous stars such as Adele, Selena Gomez, Camila Cabello, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Nicki Minaj, Billie Eilish, Lana Del Rey, Jenifer Lopez, Lady Gaga… have unfollowed Scooter Braun on websites. society. Among them, Cara Delevigne and Halsey frankly defended Taylor Swift on social networks. A petition asking for the female singer to own the previous 6 albums currently has more than 60,000 signatures, including Adele and Katy Perry. The hashtag #WeStandWithTaylor (roughly translated: We support Taylor) is also trending on Twitter.
Meanwhile, Justin Bieber and his manager also received support from many people, including Hailey Bieber – the male singer’s wife. The long-legged model born in 1996 implicitly praised her husband for behaving like a gentleman. And singer Demi Lovato had good words for Scooter Braun. “I have worked with some very bad people in the entertainment industry but Scotter is the exception. He is a good man. I’m always grateful for what he did for me. Stop manipulating and bullying others because this world has enough hate. If my name is raised in discussions, I am ready to stand up to protect myself and my colleagues,” the 26-year-old singer expressed.