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Swifties and Celebs Stand Up for Taylor Swift Amidst Legal Issues

In case you (somehow) missed this tea, Taylor Swift put out a statement regarding her upcoming performance at the American Music Awards. In the statement, Taylor said she was planning to perform a “medley of hits” throughout the decade however, she is legally not allowed. According to Scott Borchetta and Scooter Braun, her playing her old hits equate to “re-recording her music.” Scott Borchetta and Scooter Braun are the owners of her previous label, and they technically “own” a lot of her previous releases.

Big Machine (the label of Scott and Scooter) have since put out a statement to Page Six calling Taylor’s claims “false information.” The statement from Big Machine is as follows:

“As Taylor Swift’s partner for over a decade, we were shocked to see her tumblr statements yesterday based on false information. At no point did we say Taylor could not perform on the AMAs or block her Netflix special. In fact, we do not have the right to keep her from performing live anywhere. Since Taylor’s decision to leave Big Machine last fall, we have continued to honor all of her requests to license her catalog to third parties as she promotes her current record in which we do not financially participate.”

#IStandWithTwitter

In Taylor’s support, thousands of fans and other celebrities/artists are chiming in their support for Taylor regarding this sticky situation.

And boy, I would NOT want to be the one to piss off a bunch of Taylor Swift fans.


Featured image by Efren Landaos/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images.

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