Do not fall without a fight. Kanye west doubles his promise to help the enemy Taylor Swift secure ownership of its own master records.
Billboard posted an interview with West, 43, on Wednesday, September 23, in which he outlined his plan to “rethink” the music industry as his current practices end up hurting artists in the long run. During the discussion, West was specifically asked about why he wanted to help the 30-year-old “Cardigan” singer in her fight to get her masters back.
“All artists should be free and own their rights,” the creator of Yeezy told the publication. “Taylor Swift deserves it, like everyone else. As I mentioned before, Braun scooter is a friend and we will have this discussion.
Swift spoke out against his former label, Big Machine Label Group, in June 2019 via Tumblr after Braun took over the company. The acquisition would allow Braun, 39, to own the entire Grammy-winner’s catalog of master recordings.
“I learned about the purchase of my masters by Scooter Braun when it was announced to the world. All I could think of was the relentless, manipulative bullying I suffered at his hands for years, ”she wrote at the time. “When I left my masters in [Big Machine CEO] Scott [Borchetta]in his hands, I made peace with the fact that he would end up selling them. Never in my worst nightmares have I imagined that the buyer would be Scooter. “
Swift continued, “Every time Scott Borchetta heard the words ‘Scooter Braun’ slip from my lips, it was when I was crying or trying not to. He knew what he was doing; they both did. Control a woman who did not want to be associated with them. For life. It means forever.
West recently spoke via Twitter about his own negative experience with recording deals and music ownership. He said he would no longer release music until his contracts with his publisher, Sony / ATV Music Publishing, and his label, Universal Music Group, had expired.
On September 18, the presidential hopeful also pledged to support Swift in his own fight, tweeting: “I WILL PERSONALLY SEE THAT TAYLOR SWIFT TAKES BACK HIS MASTER. SCOOTER IS A CLOSE FAMILY FRIEND. “
Last July, an insider said exclusively Us weekly that Braun “is open to a private conversation” with the “Betty” singer to “clarify everything that has happened”. While the talent manager “reposted a few supportive posts on his Instagram Stories” for Swift, he had “no intention of releasing a formal statement and blowing the situation up even more than it already has been. “
Listen to Hot Hollywood from Us Weekly as each week Us editors break down the hottest entertainment news!