Taylor Swift’s BFF Todrick Hall brands Scooter Braun a ‘bully’ in masters feud
Taylor Swift has been embroiled in yet another showbiz feud, but her squad has now leapt to her defence.
The ME! singer, 29, yesterday accused music manager Scooter Braun of bullying her after it was announced that he'd bought her old record label Big Machine Records.
Her bestie Todrick Hall has now waded into the debate, branding Braun a "bully" and "evil".
The YouTuber, who was previously managed by Braun, tweeted: "For those asking, I left Scooter Braun a long time ago…I am saddened by this news, but not shocked.
"He is an evil person who’s only concern is his wealth and feeding his disgusting ego.
"I believe he is homophobic & I know from his own mouth that he is not a Swift fan."
Last weekend it was announced that the music manager's company Ithaca Holdings had bought up Swift's old label – Scott Borchetta’s Big Machine Label Group.
The deal, believed to be worth around $300 million, includes the singer's back catalogue of albums – Taylor Swift , Fearless, Speak Now, Red, 1989 and Reputation.
The pop star left Big Machine last year to sign a new deal with Republic Records and Universal Music Group (UMG) – which will release her first album under the new contract, Lover, in August.
Swift claims she had to give up her back catalogue by walking away from Big Machine – and she's devastated that it's now been bought up by Braun.
In a post on Tumblr, Swift hit out at the music mogul, who has managed acts including Justin Bieber , and accused him of being a bully.
She wrote: "For years I asked, pleaded for a chance to own my work.
"Instead I was given an opportunity to sign back up to Big Machine Records and ‘earn’ one album back at a time, one for every new one I turned in.
"I walked away because I knew once I signed that contract, Scott Borchetta would sell the label, thereby selling me and my future.
"I had to make the excruciating choice to leave behind my past. Music I wrote on my bedroom floor and videos I dreamed up and paid for from the money I earned playing in bars, then clubs, then arenas, then stadiums."
She then claimed Braun encouraged his clients, including rapper Kanye West , to "bully" her, before accusing the label of not giving her an opportunity to own her music.
In response Borchetta said he wanted to "set things straight" in a post entitled 'So, It's Time For Some Truth' on Big Machine's website.
He wrote that Swift's father Scott Swift was a shareholder in Big Machine and was alerted about the pending deal on June 25.
The music mogul also claimed he'd texted Taylor about the deal before the news was made public.
After the announcment Braun posted a statement declaring he's going to do "amazing things" with Big Machine.
However, he has yet to comment publicly on Swift's remarks.
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