Country music singer Taylor Swift took to Twitter Thursday to attack music producer Scooter Braun, the visionary genius behind both Justin Bieber and the March For Our Lives protest.
Braun paid more than $300 million in June to acquire Swift's former recording label, Big Machine Label Group, as well as the rights to Swift's catalog. Now Swift alleges that Braun and former Big Machine executive Scott Borchetta are blocking her from performing her early songs at the upcoming American Music Awards as it would count as a "re-recording" of those songs, something she cannot legally do until next year.
"The message being sent to me is very clear. Basically, be a good little girl and shut up. Or you’ll be punished," tweeted Swift, star of the upcoming Cats movie. "This is WRONG. Neither of these men had a hand in the writing of those songs. They did nothing to create the relationship I have with my fans."
Don’t know what else to do pic.twitter.com/1uBrXwviTS
— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) November 14, 2019
Swift told fans she was "asking for your help" to "let Scott Borchetta and Scooter Braun know how you feel about this." But as Swift did not provide contact information for either men, Borchetta and Braun were promptly doxxed on social media by her rabid supporters.
The attack on Braun comes despite the fact that he and actor George Clooney were the silent "force" behind the March For Our Lives gun control rally in Washington, D.C., in 2018. TMZ reported that the person running the t-shirt sales and fundraising efforts for the march worked directly for Braun.
Braun's tweets from the time also indicated that he supported and marched alongside the Parkland students who served as the public face of the campaign.
Proud of the kids from Parkland on @60Minutes tonight. I fully support them and look forward to marching with them. Change is needed and our kids are leading the way. More than 90 percent of the nation agrees
— Scooter Braun (@scooterbraun) March 19, 2018
Cameron we heard your call... On March 24, we march. If the kids can do it so can the adults. This isn’t about citizens...80 percent of this nation wants gun control. This about congress honoring its citizens and its KIDS! March 24 we march!! #MarchForOurLives pic.twitter.com/lgX94S2nhj
— Scooter Braun (@scooterbraun) February 18, 2018
Swift's blindside of Braun comes after the formerly apolitical star attacked Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R., Tenn.) and endorsed her Kavanaugh-supporting male Democratic opponent Phil Bredesen in the 2018 Tennessee Senate race. Bredesen lost the election, despite Swift's widely covered get-out-the-vote efforts on his behalf.