All The Celebs Who Have Gotten Involved In The Taylor Swift V Scooter Braun Feud
This week's messiest story just keeps getting wilder.
There's a whole lot of bad blood going down in Hollywood after Taylor Swift penned a scathing Tumblr post directed at music manager Scooter Braun, who she dubbed a "manipulative bully".
To catch up on the goss, head here, but in summary, Scooter -- who represents Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande -- purchased the Big Machine Label Group in a $300 million deal through his company, Ithaca Holdings.
And since Taylor's first six albums were recorded under the label (she's now with Universal Music Group), Scooter now owns the rights to all her music -- save for tracks on her forthcoming 'Lover'.
Given Taylor's less-than-amiable history with some of Scooter's clients, including Justin Bieber and Kanye West, the "You Need To Calm Down" singer is rightfully pissed over the whole sitch.
Now, since the bombshell dropped, everyone from Halsey to Demi Lovato has spoken out on the matter -- and the whole brouhaha has basically become one giant web of confusion.
But hey, that's why we're here! Check out below to see where your fave stands on Taylor Vs Scooter: Live on Main Event.
ON SCOOTER'S SIDE...
With Biebs as one of many people Taylor called out in her post, it was no surprise when the singer sided with his longtime manager. As Taylor's post gained traction and fans became more enraged, JB issued one of those non-apology apologies in the form of an Instagram post -- and it basically just made things a whole lot worse for himself.
"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 wrote in the caption.
"What were you trying to accomplish by posting that blog? Seems to me like it was to get sympathy u [sic] 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," he added.
Is it really a Hollywood beef if Demi Lovato isn't somehow involved? Of course not! Despite being previously friendly with Taylor, Demi quickly came to the defence of her manager, calling him a "good man".
“I have dealt with bad people in the industry and Scooter is not one of them. He’s a good man,” the singer wrote. “Personally, I’m grateful he came into my life when he did. Please stop ‘dragging’ people or bullying them. There’s enough hate in this world as it is.”
She added, “y’all can come after me all you want but I’m always going to stay loyal to my team.”
Scooter's wife Yael also got among the mud-slinging, defending her husband in a note posted to Instagram, calling Tay's blog post a "temper tantrum".
"I sincerely hope you can learn to love and believe in yourself the way my husband does. Lastly, if you think he can control his clients, please control your fans. Leave our personal life and kids out of this. You don't yet understand what line that crosses, but one day you will," she warned.
"Tumblr can't fix this, a phone call can," she added.
ON TAYLOR'S SIDE...
The singer voiced her support in a lengthy note posted to Twitter, where she revealed that Tay-Tay was a "huge reason" she insisted on writing her own music.
"It turns my guts that no matter how much power or success a woman has in life, you are still susceptible to someone coming along and making you feel powerless out of spite ... I am standing with her," Hasley declared in her message of support to the star.
After Justin Bieber posted his "apology" to Taylor, his wife Hailey Baldwin could be seen commenting "gentleman" on the comment, which seemed to set Cara Delevingne right off.
Targeting both Mr and Mrs Biebs, the model fumed that the pair should be "lifting women up instead of tearing them down". She then accused them of not understanding Taylor's situation and insisted they "take a step back and learn from this".
Jack Antonoff, who was a key collaborator on Tay's last two albums, 'Reputation' and '1989', had a simple message for the singer's detractors, "Don't f**k with artists".
While she didn't refer to anyone by name, it's pretty obvious what singer Alessia Cara was talking about when she posted "hey!!!!! stop stealing from women who work hard!!!" on her Instagram Stories.
The Canadian songstress was one of many famous guests to feature on Taylor's 1989 tour, with Tay bringing her on stage to perform her hit single "Here" during her Tampa show.
Rapper Iggy Azalea spoke out about the entire sitch in a series of tweets which sided with Taylor, with one reading, "I think from what I can see; it’s more about the fact they didn’t even give her the opportunity to at least bid on her own masters; when she’s made it known she wanted to purchase. I can totally understand where she’s coming from."
The Haim sisters voiced their support for Taylor over social media, with Daniell writing on her Instagram Story, "Sometimes I'm reminded how fucked up and slimy this business is. This is one of those times."
Este added on her own page, "LET TAYLOR SWIFT BUY BACK HER ART."
In one of the more explosive revelations against the music manager, performer Todrick Hall came out swinging against his former manager, calling him an "evil person" and accusing him of being homophobic.
He also alleged that Scooter had threatened him in the past, and called out both Hailey Baldwin and Yael Braun for "carrying out their patriarchal bullsh*t".
Demi Lovato once again inserted herself into the drama, criticising Todrick's post for calling Scooter homophobic.
"Please don't spread information that isn't true because I can guarantee you Scooter isn't," she wrote.
Victoria's Secret model and Taylor's longtime friend Martha Hunt posted to Twitter, saying that she "couldn't be prouder" of the star "for standing up for what's right".
Selena Gomez's mum Mandy made it clear whose side she was on (read: NOT Justin Bieber's) after she posted a screenshot of Taylor's note to her own 'gram with a heartfelt caption.
"Thank you for speaking out about this and teaching future young artist about protecting themselves. I don’t understand the pleasure of power plays to simply hurt people!" she wrote.
"To deny you the option to own your blood, sweat and tears, especially as a young women who shared growing up in front of the world, is heartbreaking!!" she added, before asking Scooter's wife Yael if she would like to "meet in private, drink some tea and have some real talk".
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