Taylor Swift has not said anything online since she posted her open letter Thursday night explaining that Scooter Braun and Scott Borchetta are prohibiting her from performing her old music at any recorded event. Big Machine Label Group responded, saying she was misrepresenting the situation, and Swift's publicist Tree Paine released a statement back, providing email documentation of Big Machine's private exchange with Swift's team. For a full explainer, see here.
Statement regarding Big Machine pic.twitter.com/9ZhjE1ntHe— Tree Paine (@treepaine) November 15, 2019
Many celebrities expressed their support of Swift, including Selena Gomez. Braun's clients haven't said anything, with the exception of Justin Bieber who made it clear he was on his manager's side last night. Some people were critical of Swift making this drama public and enlisting her fans to implore Borchetta, Braun, and Big Machine to have a change of heart. And it's not without reason: a few fans went to very extreme measures that Swift would not be happy about: Entertainment Tonight reported that employees at Big Machine Label Group were receiving death threats over this.
A source told the outlet that the record company shut down its Nashville headquarters early on Friday, "due to direct and hostile death threats being made to employees of the company."
So how does Swift feel about everything now? People spoke to a source about that. She's not happy about the situation. “For Taylor to express her frustration and label it intimidation publicly, she is obviously extremely upset,” the source started. “This is something that has been frustrating to her for several months and it continues.”
Swift is not concerned with people questioning her choice to go public. “She is expressing her truth and doesn’t care what other people say,” the source said. “This is her life and she finds the whole album catalog drama insanely wrong. She wants her fans to know what’s going on. She is an artist who tries to share her music with her fans. When she isn’t able to, she will obviously be upset about it.”
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