Justin Bieber accuses Taylor Swift of rallying fans to bully Scooter Braun.
Cross the Line
Justin Bieber stated that Taylor Swift had “crossed a line” after she bashed Scooter Braun via blog, his longtime manager and friend, last Sunday.
Following the news that Taylor’s master recordings from her 2006 self-titled debut through to her previous album, 2017’s Reputation, would be sold to Scooter Braun, the singer-songwriter shared a post on her Tumblr page, which deeply expressed how “sad and grossed out” the news made her feel.
Sense of Betrayal
Taylor noted a sense of betrayal at her music being sold to Scooter Braun, a man she alleges perpetrated “incessant, manipulative bullying” against her for years.
First apologizing for posting a “distasteful and insensitive” Instagram diss aimed towards Taylor Swift years earlier, Justin Bieber discounted her accusations.
“Scooter has had your back since the days you graciously let me open up for you!” he wrote. “As the years have passed we haven’t crossed paths and gotten to communicate our differences, hurts or frustrations. So for you to take it to social media and get people to hate on Scooter isn’t fair,” he continued. “What were you trying to accomplish by posting that blog? Seems to me like it was to get sympathy [you] also knew that in posting that your fans would go and bully Scooter.”
Sympathy / Conclusion
Justin Bieber accuses Taylor Swift of rallying fans to ‘bully’ Scooter Braun, needing ‘sympathy’
He concluded his post by saying that he and Braun both love Taylor Swift, but wish she had aired her grievances offline.
“I feel like the only way to resolve conflict is through communication. So banter back and forth online I dont believe solves anything,” he wrote. “I’m sure Scooter and I would love to talk to you and resolve any conflict, pain or any feelings that need to be addressed. Neither scooter or I have anything negative to say about you we truly want the best for you. I usually don’t rebuttal things like this but when you try and deface someone I love’s character that’s crossing a line.”
Justin’s wife, Hailey Baldwin replied to the post, calling her husband a “gentleman.”
The drama began earlier on Sunday when Billboard reported that Taylor’s former label, Big Machine Label Group, closed a deal to be acquired by Braun’s Ithaca Holdings. Big Machine owns all of Swift’s master recordings from her 2006 to 2017.
“For years I asked, pleaded for a chance to own my work,” Swift wrote on Tumblr following the news. “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 that 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.”
No advance warning
Swift said she was given no advance warning of the news. “
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.”
“This is my worst case scenario,” she wrote. “This is what happens when you sign a deal at 15 to someone for whom the term ‘loyalty’ is clearly just a contractual concept. And when that man says ‘Music has value’, he means its value is beholden to men who had no part in creating it.”
To read the whole blog post written by Taylor click here
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