Taylor Swift isn’t having a great summer, and it’s not because her hair stylist mixed up the order of the rainbow when dipping her tips. Taylor is really mad that Scooter Braun bought her former record label Big Machine for $300 million, and subsequently became the owner of 6 albums worth of the masters of her songs. Taylor can’t really sue, so her own line of defense so far has been to not-subtly direct some song lyrics at Scooter and Big Machine’s former owner Scott Borchetta. Kelly Clarkson seems to think she might have a solution that would work, and it involves pettiness and a recording studio.
If Taylor Swift was a normal person, you might look at this picture and assume it was taken as she was demanding to speak to the manager of an Anthropologie. But Taylor Swift is both famous and passive-aggressive, which means we’re looking at a picture of Taylor’s attempt at directing some lyrical aggression towards her current enemies, Scooter Braun and Big Machine.
On Sunday evening, Taylor Swift recreated her own personal version of the Regina George bedroom freakout scene from Mean Girls when she whipped open her Burn Book (aka Tumblr), and dragged Scooter Braun after it was revealed that he now owns the masters of almost all of her songs. It didn’t take long for everyone to get involved, but now everyone who counts is involved.
Taylor Swift acting in a passive-aggressive non-confrontational-yet-antagonistic way? Get out of here! My mind is blown. The news blew up after Taylor Swift’s Editorial in the New Yorker (aka a Tumblr post) in which she wrote about how Scooter Braun had stolen her very life like the leech frat-boy-dementor he his. Scooter just oooooooozes that big-Billy McFarland energy to me. Scooter’s company acquired all her masters when her bought her first record label for $300 million and Taylor was devastated by it.
This led to famous types taking sides, like Todrick Hall tagging himself in to call Scooter homophobic, and Hailey Bieber, Scooter’s wife, and Demi Lovato taking Scooter’s side. And now it’s being reporter that Scooter tried to make nice with Taylor after she blasted him on Tumblr, but she ignored him. Which is so unlike her, right?
The Taylor Swift vs. Scooter Braun thing spiraled quickly. The drama of all dramas among girls and gays aged 13-27 is getting some high-key attention. Not only did we get a Taylor Swift Tumblr op-ed hand-delivered to us with, we have record executives trying to do damage control and getting ratioed-to hell on Twitter (he’s currently at 7,400 comments vs. 4,000 likes so the Swifties are putting those rat emojis to work).
Now Taylor’s token gay best friend, Todrick Hall, is ready to stand up for his girl and he’s throwing around some mighty strong statements–claiming that Scooter is homophobic. Todrick is earning his place as Taylor’s token gay!
Taylor Swift Is Involved In A Very Messy Fight With Justin Bieber’s Manager Scooter Braun Over Her Music
Taylor Swift’s latest reinvention has been one big rainbow-wrapped celebration of gay rights and former enemy forgiveness. And usually Taylor remains fully committed to whatever personality she and her team have settled on. But recently Taylor learned that almost her entire album catalog has been sold off to Justin Bieber’s manager Scooter Braun. Taylor is most likely storming around as Pissed-Off Taylor from the Reputation era, because Taylor is fucking livid that Scooter Braun owns most of her music now.