Let's Recap: The Taylor Swift & Scooter Braun Feud

July 2, 2019

Unless you haven't been on your phone in the past 24 hours, you've probably seen a million posts about the Taylor Swift and Scooter Braun feud. There's a lot of confusing information out there, so we're here to break it all down for you.


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Scooter Braun recently purchased Big Machine Records for $300 million, according to Buzzfeed. Big Machine was Taylor Swift's record label, so now Scooter owns the master recordings of Taylor's first 6 albums. 

Taylor opened up on social media about this situation and stated it is her "worst nightmare." Not only is Taylor upset that Scooter now owns a majority of her music, but as Buzzfeed reports the singer is claiming the record label didn't even warn her about the sale. She claims she was completely blindsided and wasn't given the chance to buy the rights to her music. Scott Borchetta, owner of Big Machine, is saying Taylor's claims are false. 

Taylor made this situation very public by sharing a lengthy message on her Tumblr, diving into the deal. Taylor claims that she was offered the chance to "earn" the rights to each old album in exchange for every new album she released under Big Machine, but she turned it down.

Many celebrities are taking sides in this feud, with stars such as Halsey, Brendon Urie, and Cara Delevingne teaming up with Taylor. On the other side, stars such as Justin Bieber, Demi Lovato, and Sia have stood behind Scooter. Barun's wife, Yael, even took to Instagram to comment on the situation.

Apparently, due to all of this drama, Taylor's old music is becoming more and more popular. Her albums Taylor Swift and RED climbed all the way to #3 and #4 respectively on the digital sales chart, according to TMZRED was full of some icredible hits like "All To Well" and classics such as "22" and "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together."