Taylor Swift's Fans Go After Her Former Label After She Claims She Can't Play Old Songs
Taylor Swift's devoted fans went after two music tycoons who claim they feel threatened.
The bad blood boiled with Swift claiming Scooter Braun and Scott Borchetta of record label Big Machine are keeping her from performing her hits at the Nov. 24 American Music Awards.
The label owns the rights to most of Swift’s older songs.
"Scott Borchetta and Scooter Braun have now said that I’m not allowed to perform my old songs on television,” Swift wrote to her millions of fans on social media. She also wrote "please let Scott Borchetta and Scooter Braun know how you feel about this."
The hashtags #IStandWithTaylor was trending worldwide Thursday and the Swifties were fierce.
“Death penalty for @scooterbraun and @scottborchetta,” was one tweet.
“We Swifties are gonna get you before karma does,” goes another.
Big Machine hit back at Swift Friday morning: “At no point did we say Taylor could not perform on the AMAs ...Taylor made a unilateral decision last night to enlist her fan base in a calculated manner that greatly affects the safety of our employees and their families."
Swift pushed back on Big Machine’s statement Friday saying again that the label "flatly denied" her request to perform her old songs at the American Music Awards.
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