Justin Bieber’s wet nurse and pop music super-manager Scooter Braun bought the Big Machine record label back in June from founder and former CEO Scott Borchetta for $300 million. All of former Big Machine artist Taylor Swift’s songs came with the deal. Taylor flipped, called them both liars, and described him owning her music as “her worst nightmare.” Well, (a grown man named) Scooter has finally responded to her accusations and is painting himself as the victim of an uninformed hysteric in so many words. So many, many words.
Taylor, who is now on Republic Records and will own the rights to all of her songs from Lover on, also claimed that Scooter had bullied her in the past. (Here’s what she was talking about.) People reports that Scooter’s response, which he got into during an interview on the Wide Open podcast, is that he’s without blame. He also implied that Tay Tay is cray cray and managed not to voice a hope that she gets the help she so desperately needs. Well, not in so many words but there are lines to read between! Oh, and he advises us that “you’ve got to know your truth.” Oh, please.
“I went through some drama recently,” Braun, 38, said, alluding to the situation with Swift, 29, which began after he purchased Big Machine and thus acquired ownership of the singer’s master recordings.
He continued, “And then put my phone down, looked at my friends and my family … and I was like, ‘I’m good … I’m happy.’ And people question your integrity. They talk shit.”
Scooter Braun got lambasted by Taylor’s fans at the time but he explained that he knew he was without fault so he got over it.
Despite his headline-making feud with Swift, Braun isn’t letting the hate get to him.
“I don’t really carry it,” he said. “I used to get really angry, but now I am at a place where this is just an opportunity for me long-term to really truly show my truth.”
And he went on…
“You got to know your intention,” he continued. “I think you should have no regrets in life unless you do something with malicious intent. If I go through life with no malicious intent … hurt people hurt people. They’re going to project it onto you, they are going to say certain things.”
“It’s hard when you get attacked and it’s not based on any truth, but for that other person it may be based in truth but they don’t have all the information,” he explained. “And that’s why I am always open to communication and having a conversation with someone and saying, ‘Maybe this was a misunderstanding and I am happy to have the conversation with you.’ But not everybody is willing to do that and you can’t go through life thinking you’re going to be friends and everyone is going to like you.”
“I try to do the right thing,” he said. “Not everyone is going to be happy with what you do. I think in the long-term, I’ve learned this over time, the truth always comes out. And I am confident in that.”
You can listen to the entire interview here.
So he’s full of shit. But maybe she is, too? Who knows. These are already incredibly rich people we’re talking about so my sympathy tank is on E, seeing as my debit card got declined at the doctor’s office yesterday and the receptionist gave me a pitying look as I fumbled for another card so fuck these hos. That’s my expert take on it.