Justin Bieber Comes to Scooter Braun's Defense After Taylor Swift Slams Him for Owning Her Music - NBC 6 South Florida

Justin Bieber Comes to Scooter Braun's Defense After Taylor Swift Slams Him for Owning Her Music

After Swift's post made headlines, Bieber issued his own statement on the matter

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    It looks like there's some "Bad Blood" brewing between Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber.

    Sunday morning Swift revealed the "sad" news that music manager Scooter Braun will soon own her entire music catalog. It's something that, she said, she's "grossed out" by.

    "For years I asked, pleaded for a chance to own my work," Swift shared in a lengthy post on her Tumblr page. "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, [Big Machine founder] Scott Borchetta would sell the label, thereby selling me and my future. I had to make the excruciating choice to leave behind my past."

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    Braun reps Bieber, in addition to Ariana Grande, Demi Lovato and J Balvin.

    After Swift's post made headlines, the "Sorry" singer issued his own statement on the matter.

    While he apologized to the 29-year-old star for sharing a "hurtful" and "insensitive" Instagram post in 2016 of him FaceTiming Braun and Kanye West , who's famously feuded with Taylor, Bieber defended his manager.

    "Scooter has had your back since the days you graciously let me open up for you," he said. "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 u also knew that in posting that your fans would go and bully scooter. Anyway, One thing i know is both scooter and i love you. I'm sure Scooter and i would love to talk to you and resolve any conflict, pain or or any feelings that need to be addressed."

    Additionally, Braun's wife, Yael Cohen Braun, took to Instagram to defend her husband and claimed that Taylor was "given the opportunity to own your own masters, you passed." She closed her statement, "And girl, who are you talking about bullying?... My husband is anything but a bully, he's spent his life standing up for people and causes he believes in..."

     

    In November, Swift left Big Machine Music and signed a new deal with Universal Music Group, which means Braun wouldn't have any legal claim over the rights to her new singles "Me!" and "You Need to Calm Down" or her upcoming seventh album Lover.