Celebrities and politicians, including Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren, are weighing on Taylor Swift's public struggle with the Big Machine Label Group.
On Saturday, Warren commented on the singer's claims that her former label prevented her from performing old hits at the American Music Awards.
"Unfortunately, @ TaylorSwift13 is one of many whose work has been threatened by a private equity firm," tweeted Warren . "They are increasingly devouring our economy, costing jobs and destroying entire industries, it's time to curb private equity firms – and I have a plan for doing so."
United States. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez shared a similar message on Twitter:
"The predatory practices of private equity groups have actively harmed millions of Americans, whose leveraged takeovers have destroyed the lives of retail workers across the country and created more than 1 million jobs Now they're holding @taylorswift13's own music hostage, "she tweeted . "You must be governed."
The developments between Swift and the enemies of their music industry, Scott Borchetta, owner of the Big Machine Label Group, and music magnate Scooter Braun, escalated on Friday, claiming they are being asked to fulfill a number of conditions, if she wants to play a medley of her old hits at the American Music Awards Show on November 24, where she will be presented the Artist of the Decade Award.
Swift says Borchetta and Braun, who bought their extensive back catalog in June (to Swift's loud shock and horror), prevent them from playing their old songs on television because "they claim they would re-record my music before I can do it until next year. "
The Big Machine Label Group says it is not. In a statement provided to USA TODAY, the label said it was "shocked" to see Swift's statements "based on false information."
Later, Swift's spokesperson Tree Paine shared an updated statement with USA TODAY, insisting that Borchetta and Big Machine "flatly rejected the request for American Music Awards and Netflix."
Justin Bieber, who is managed by Braun, seemed to uphold his and Borchetta's opinion on this matter and to share (and later delete) a TMZ article in his Instagram story about Big Machine, in which Swifts Allegations were rejected.
Earlier this week, he denied Swift's allegations. Singer Halsey also shared a message about the matter on her Instagram story.
"Not only do we see a terrible business move … but it's just mean, it's a punishment, we hope to silence them" She wrote: "Selena Gomez, a self-described Swift best friend, commented She also wrote in a lengthy post on her Instagram story, saying that her heart is "just so hard." 19659002] "It makes me sick and extremely angry," she wrote. "… It's greed, manipulation and power , They robbed you and gave one of our best songwriters of our time the opportunity to celebrate all their music with fans and around the world. "
Gomez said she hopes that this" unfortunate "situation would change her mind and she warned fairly," Taylor is fighting. She will never stop fighting. "
Contribution: Andrea Mandell
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