Taylor Swift recently opened up to her fans on social media about Big Machine Records banning her from singing her songs and fellow singers Selena Gomez & Halsey were quick to show their support to Swift.
Halsey posted on her Instagram stories, “Not only are we looking at an awful business move…but this is just mean. This is punishment. This is hoping to silence her from speaking about things by dangling this over her head.”
Also adding, “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.”
Taylor Swift’s closest friend Selena Gomez also posted about how angry she was at Braun and Borchetta. She wrote, “My heart is so heavy right now. It makes me sick and extremely angry. (I don’t mind if there may be retaliation) this is my opinion. It’s greed, manipulation and power. There is no heart or thought of anyone else’s. No respect for the words my friend has written since she was a 14 year old I her bedroom. You’ve robbed and crushed one of our best song writers of our time an opportunity to celebrate all of her music with fans and the world.”
“I have known Taylor for 13 years,” Gomez also stated. “She is the most dedicated, fearless, feisty, strongest woman I’ve ever know. People can say b**ch but what I’m saying to you is that’s called a woman with true identity and strength who takes no s**t. I listened to Fearless before it came out and I just remember us jumping on a bed and she was just sparkling — so proud of her diary being read by the whole world.”
Continuing further, “Nervous of people not liking it… but that became one of the biggest records — an album that saved so many young woman who felt alone. Have a broken heart. Who were healing. Those who felt invisible. Gave a voice to those who didn’t know that they had one all along. Believing in dreams again.”
“I continued to see how she has constantly challenged herself to create a beautiful life that belongs to just her. So I can tell you first hand the MOST important thing to Taylor is her family, love, her fans and her MUSIC. I really hope there is a change of heart over this unfortunate situation,” she wrote.
Selena concluded, “Seeing my best friend (or any of my friends) be constantly pulled down is the worst feeling. Taylor fights. She will never stop fighting. People grow from choices. Some will stay exactly the same. I just want a change of heart. I love you.”
Swift wrote a long note on Twitter that she was being awarded the Artist of the Decade award at the AMA’s. Further adding, “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.”
The Lover singer also said that they were not allowing her to use the songs in a documentary that Netflix is making about her life.
The 29-year-old also implored other artists to speak out for her, especially those who are managed by Scooter Braun and Scott Borchetta’s record label.
Apart from Selena Gomez & Halsey, Gigi Hadid and Lily Allen have also spoken in favor of Taylor Swift.
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