Earlier this year, Scooter Braun purchased Big Machine Records for $300 million. With that purchase, he acquired the master recordings of Taylor Swift's first six records. Braun and Swift have long had beef, so she was angered by such a person acquiring her old catalog.
She negotiated the rights to rerecord the masters next year, but on Thursday night, Swift took to social media to say that Braun and David Borchetta were blocking her from using any of her old songs in a medley that she had planned for the American Music Awards.
"Guys – It's been announced recently that the American Music Awards will be honoring me with the Artist of the Decade Award at this year’s ceremony. I've been planning to perform a medley of my hits throughout the decade on the show. Scott Borchetta and Scooter Braun have now said that I’m not allowed to perform my old songs on television because they claim that would be re-recording my music before I’m allowed to next year."