Bad blood: Meet Taylor Swift's many enemies
Scooter Braun speaks out on the controversy surrounding his sale of Swift's master recordings
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Few people in the music industry have as many enemies as Taylor Swift. The country-turned-pop singer has amassed an empire, which was bound to attract some naysayers along the way. Swift has notoriously, and very publicly, feuded with former friends, industry titans, and her exes.
Swift has been involved in a long and public feud with music producer Scooter Braun, who owned the masters of her first six albums. She wanted to regain ownership of her early music, but said she was unable to reach a deal with Braun. In November 2020, Braun announced that he was selling Big Machine Label Group, which includes the master rights, to the private equity company Shamrock Holdings for over US$300 million. Statements from Swift in the past suggested shady and unethical dealings on Braun's part which prevented her from regaining control of her masters. However, a recent interview with Braun has cast the situation in a different light.
Speaking to Variety, Braun stated that he had reached out to Swift on multiple occasions with the intension of selling her music back to her. According to Braun, Swift refused to sit down with him and discuss a deal. He believes that the communication between his team and hers caused a misunderstanding, blowing the situation out of proportion and creating an unnecessary feud. Braun says he has only had pleasant interactions when dealing with Swift directly in the past, and wishes her all the best. Swift has yet to comment on this recent interview.
Check out the following gallery to find out what she told her fans about the feud with Braun, and read more on Taylor Swift's extensive list of enemies.
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