Taylor Swift's 'Bad Blood' edition with her former music label has relapsed in a new setback for the singer. After losing the rights to her music catalogue, Swift was told that she cannot perform her old songs for the upcoming American Music Awards or use it in a forthcoming Netflix documentary about her life.
In a post captioned, 'Don't know what else to do', Swift, 29, said: 'Guys - It's been announced recently that the American Music Awards will be honoring me with the Artist of the Decade Award at this year's ceremony.
'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.
'Additionally - and this isn't the way I had planned on telling you this news - Netflix has created a documentary about my life for the past few years. Scott and Scooter have declined the use of my older music or performance footage for this project, even though there is no mention of either of them or Big Machine Records anywhere in the film.'
Don’t know what else to do pic.twitter.com/1uBrXwviTS— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) November 14, 2019
After this public revelation, several fans took to Twitter and started showing their support - with the hashtag #IStandWithTaylor. Fans are urging Braun to let her perform her music.
Can we all appreciate and give round of applause to @halsey? I mean she's always supporting Taylor and using her platform to share and give love and support to Taylor. She's not scared to share her opinion on twitter and instagram. Thank you Halsey.#IStandWithTaylor— Taylor Swift Facts (@blessedswifty) November 15, 2019
It’s sad that Taylor has to go through so much bs because entitled men feel that they can overpower a strong independent woman. Taylor will always remain strong #IStandWithTaylor pic.twitter.com/mihsu6RKPC— Taylor Swift Facts (@teaandfacts123) November 15, 2019
I can't stand the drama. She's accomplished so much... She's the artist of the decade. Step back and let her be celebrated. Stop making this about you. #IStandWithTaylor— Chelsea Briggs (@Chelsea_Briggs) November 15, 2019
Our ex label, @toothandnail, did the very same thing to us. We are not allowed to re-record our own songs that we 100% wrote. We do not own them, we have never seen a cent from them. Thanks for speaking up, T. https://t.co/8ALP4Fb0oY— Icon For Hire (@iconforhire) November 15, 2019
what a complete power pull @scooterbraun @scottborchetta. the way this industry is set up, there are times where we have to get legal permission to perform anything we share rights to. but denying access like this is solely to play with and diminish a person. https://t.co/noNDUeFzYE— Rebecca Black (@MsRebeccaBlack) November 15, 2019
Sat and watched Scott speak to the CMT Next Women crowd on Tuesday about how important it is to support women, how he supports women and all the hits he’s had with women. Maybe he said “control women” and I just heard him wrong? https://t.co/JWdEMC2w6B— Marissa R. Moss (@MarissaRMoss) November 15, 2019