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Taylor Swift has shared her disappointment about the acquisition of Scott Borchetta’s Big Machine Label Group by Scooter Braun’s Ithaca Holdings. The move essentially means that Braun will own her masters and the “Calm Down” singer is not happy about it.

Braun manages Justin BieberAriana Grande, and Demi Lovato. According to a recent Tumblr post, Swift believes the acquisition “stripped me of my life’s work, that I wasn’t given an opportunity to buy.” She explained that “Essentially, my musical legacy is about to lie in the hands of someone who tried to dismantle it.”

In his own response post, Braun clarified that shareholders (including Swift’s father) were first alerted on Thursday, June 20th for an official shareholder’s call scheduled for Tuesday, June 25th to go over the deal before the June 28 vote which ended in a 2/3 majority in favor of the acquisition.

Swift has also accused Braun of “incessant manipulative bullying” over the course of “years.” She cited Bieber and Kanye West as figures Braun has mobilized against her during the phone call controversy involving Kim Kardashian.

Many of Braun’s clients have come to his defense since Swift posted on Tumblr. Bieber initially posted an image with himself, Braun and Kanye West, with the notation “This is Scooter Braun, bullying me on social media when I was at my lowest point. He’s about to own all the music I ever made.” He then posted the following image with a caption that asked, “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.”

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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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Braun’s wife also weighed in.

According to JustJared Demi Lovato also shared her support for her new manager, sharing the following message on her Instagram story; “I have dealt with bad people in this industry and Scooter is not one of them. He’s a good man. Personally, I’m grateful he came into my life when he did. Please stop ‘dragging’ people or bullying them. There’s enough hate in this world as it is.”

Todrick Hall who co-starred in “Calm Down” was not having Lovato’s defense.

Halsey also seemed in favor or Swift owning her own masters.

Weekend Staff Writer

Isabelle is an Australian writer based in Berlin.