Taylor Swift Calls Out Scott Borchetta's '300 Million Reasons' for Partnering With Scooter Braun: Watch

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Taylor Swift attends FOX's Teen Choice Awards 2019 on Aug. 11, 2019 in Hermosa Beach, Calif.

Taylor Swift is once again making it crystal clear that she never wanted the ownership of her music to end up in the hands of Scooter Braun.   

During an interview on CBS Sunday Morning (Aug. 25), the pop star reiterated to host Tracy Smith that she and Big Machine Label Group's Borchetta had many conversations about Braun prior to the reported $300 million sale of her recordings to Braun's Ithaca Holdings earlier this summer.     

“I knew he would sell my music. I knew he would do that,” Swift explained about Borchetta. “I couldn’t believe who he sold it to, because we’ve had endless conversations about Scooter Braun. And he has 300 million reasons to conveniently forget those conversations.”   

In a now-famous Tumblr post, Swift called the deal -- which gives Braun control over her first six albums -- her "worst-case scenario," accusing Braun of bullying her in the past through clients like Kanye West and Justin Bieber.  

The CBS Sunday Morning interview also found Swift confirming that she intends to re-record her old songs to offset Braun's purchase of her music.  

Swift's seventh studio album, Lover -- her first since her Big Machine contract ended last November -- was released on Friday.

She is now signed to a worldwide record deal with Universal Music Group, with UMG's Republic Records acting as her U.S. partner.

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