“These people are protected because they inspire complicity with fear. Banking on the illusion that people will not stand up for her. That the world will say she is over reacting. You’re barking up the wrong tree. It is her grace and patience in these moments that make her Artist of the Decade.”
Halsey drove her point home by posting a clip of herself singing along to “Mean,” vintage Swift from 2010’s Speak Now.
Earlier, Swift claimed Braun and Borchetta wouldn’t allow her to access her back catalogue for a Netflix special and an upcoming American Music Awards performance, where she will be honored as Artist of the Decade.
In a lengthy social post, she wrote, "I've been planning to perform a medley of my hits throughout the decade on the show. Scott Borchetta and Scooter Braun have now said that I'm not allowed to perform my old songs on television because they claim that would be re-recording my music before I'm allowed to next year.”
Also, she called on her fans to get involved. “Please ask them for help with this. I’m hoping that maybe they can talk some sense into the men who are exercising tyrannical control over someone who just wants to play the music she wrote.”
It didn't take long for help to arrive. A Change.org petition started by fan Jade Rossi has raced past 50,000 signatures
Swift isn’t on best terms with Scooter and Scott. The “Shake It Off” singer had a very public spat with the pair in June with the news of Scooter Braun’s acquisition of Big Machine Label Group, and with it Swift’s six-album catalogue.
The pop singer has some bad blood with Braun going back several years.
Braun and Borchetta have yet to respond to Taylor’s latest claims.