Harris appeared at a major fundraiser inside the Los Angeles compound of Braun and a ton of celebrities were in the house to toast her.
But, as you could image, the Swifties came out in force to warn Kamala against working with Braun.
One fan tweeted, “I was SO excited for you as a democratic candidate, but if you so choose to go to an event held by @scooterbraun, a man whose arrogance mirrors our president’s, I can no long hold onto my excitement and faith for you as a presidential candidate.”
Another wrote, “If @KamalaHarris thinks this will get her votes she is delusional and @scooterbraun is a thief who uses these women to advance his bank account just like Kamala used a man to advance her career.”
Another even went as far as saying, “If @KamalaHarris thinks this will get her votes she is delusional and @scooterbraun is a thief who uses these women to advance his bank account just like Kamala used a man to advance her career.”
Taylor Swift ignited a feud with Scooter Braun last month after the purchase of a record label made him the owner of her first six albums.
Swift posted a lengthy message on her Tumblr page after the news broke that Braun had agreed to buy Big Machine Label Group LLC, which owns the rights to Swift’s music, as well as music from the likes of Reba McEntire, Sheryl Crow, Florida Georgia Line, Thomas Rhett, Rascal Flatts and Lady Antebellum.
“For years I asked, pleaded for a chance to own my work,” Swift began. “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, Scott Borchetta would sell the label, thereby selling me and my future. I had to make the excruciating choice to leave behind my past. Music I wrote on my bedroom floor and videos I dreamed up and paid for from the money I earned playing in bars, then clubs, then arenas, then stadiums.”
Swift said she only learned the news when it was announced today, adding, “All I could think about was the incessant, manipulative bullying I’ve received at his hands for years.”
She went into detail, explaining, “Like when Kim Kardashian orchestrated an illegally recorded snippet of a phone call to be leaked and then Scooter got his two clients together to bully me online about it (see photo above). Or when his client, Kanye West, organized a revenge porn music video which strips my body naked. Now Scooter has stripped me of my life’s work, that I wasn’t given an opportunity to buy. Essentially, my musical legacy is about to lie in the hands of someone who tried to dismantle it.”
Swift described the idea of Braun owning her music as her “worst case scenario.”
“This is what happens when you sign a deal at fifteen to someone for whom the term ‘loyalty’ is clearly just a contractual concept,” she wrote. “And when that man says ‘Music has value,’ he means its value is beholden to men who had no part in creating it.”
Swift went on to explain, “When I left my masters in Scott’s hands, I made peace with the fact that eventually he would sell them. Never in my worst nightmares did I imagine the buyer would be Scooter. Any time Scott Borchetta has heard the words ‘Scooter Braun’ escape my lips, it was when I was either crying or trying not to. He knew what he was doing; they both did. Controlling a woman who didn’t want to be associated with them. In perpetuity. That means forever.”
She concluded her post by saying, “Thankfully, I am now signed to a label that believes I should own anything I create. Thankfully, I left my past in Scott’s hands and not my future. And hopefully, young artists or kids with musical dreams will read this and learn about how to better protect themselves in a negotiation. You deserve to own the art you make.”
Swift signed the note, “Sad and grossed out, Taylor.”
Sources connected to the deal tell us Justin Bieber’s manager reached out through mutual friends the next day to engage in a “mature and private” phone call with Swift.
We’re told Braun was eager to explain his position to the “ME!” singer, and also discuss the shock over her reaction to the deal’s public announcement.
Our sources say Braun is genuinely “shocked” by Swift’s public reaction and is “very hurt” by the entire situation.
He is confused as to why Swift would attack him when she knew all along his investment company was in the running to purchase Big Machine Records and own her masters.
Our sources say Braun wants to discuss with Swift about the business aspects of the purchase and to make sure she knows he’s a big fan of the “You Need to Calm Down” singer.
We’re told he wants Swift to understand the main reason he purchased her catalog is that he believes in her music and in her future.