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This Taylor Swift vs. Scoter Braun Feud is Causing Celebs and Artists to Choose a Side

Swift writes it's "my worst case scenario," that her music catalog now belongs to Braun, whom she says bullied her for years

July 1, 2019
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(NOW) - The battle of mega star, Taylor Swift, and the new owner of her back catalog of music, Scooter Braun, is turning into a civil war-like scene on social media as more celebrities are taking sides. 

In a scathing Tumblr post Sunday, Swift writes it's "my worst case scenario," that her music catalog now belongs to Braun, whom she says bullied her for years, referencing clashes with Kim Kardashian and Kanye West.

Braun's Ithaca Holdings announced Sunday that it is acquiring Big Machine Label Group, which released all of Swift's studio albums and owns her masters. Swift says she learned of the sale Sunday.

"When I left my masters in (Big Machine Label Group founder Scott Borchetta's) hands, I made peace with the fact that eventually he would sell them," she writes. "Never in my worst nightmares did I imagine the buyer would be Scooter."

She says Braun got Justin Bieber to bully her online about a leaked and illegally recorded snippet of a phone call she had with Kardashian, like "revenge porn music video which strips my body naked."

Bieber responded Sunday night, sharing an old photo of him and Swift and apologizing for "posting that hurtful instagram post." But then he criticized her decision to not take up these issues with Braun in private. 

"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," Bieber wrote.

Hey Taylor. First of all i would like to apologize for posting that hurtful instagram post, at the time i thought it was funny but looking back it was distasteful and insensitive.. I have to be honest though it was my caption and post that I screenshoted of scooter and Kanye that said “taylor swift what up” he didnt have anything to do with it and it wasnt even a part of the conversation in all actuality he was the person who told me not to joke like that.. Scooter has had your back since the days you graciously let me open up for you.! 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. 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 feel like the only way to resolve conflict is through communication. So banter back and fourth online i dont believe solves anything. 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. Neither scooter or i have anything negative to say about you we truly want the best for you. I usually don’t rebuttal things like this but when you try and deface someone i loves character thats crossing a line..

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Now other celebrities are weighing in: 

Demi Lovato posted on her Instagram Story, defended Braun and calling him a "good man."

"Personally, I"m grateful he came into my life when he did," she wrote. "Please stop 'dragging' people or bullying them. There's enough hate in the world as it is."

Toddrick Hall, Swift's friend who performed in some of her music videos, is clearly not a fan of Braun's:

"He is an evil person who's only concern is his wealth and feeding his disgusting ego," Hall tweeted. "I believe he is homophobic & I know from his own mouth that he is not a Swift fan." 

Singer Halsey Tweeted her support for Swift, saying she is a "huge reason why I always insisted to write my own music."

Rapper Iggy Azalea also defended Swift:

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