It's the drama that almost everybody seems to be getting involved in. Well, everybody except Ariana Grande.
I am, of course, talking about the Taylor Swift–Scooter Braun feud. It all started Sunday when Taylor penned a lengthy note on Tumblr following the news that her previous record label, Big Machine, was being sold to Scooter for $300 million.
It's all a bit complicated, but the basics of the drama go something like this:
— With the selling of Big Machine, Scooter will now own the master recordings of all of Taylor's previous work. This excludes her two most recent singles, which were released under her new label, Republic Records.
— This means that Scooter and Big Machine will profit from Taylor's work going forward.
— Taylor called this her "worst case scenario", not least because she has previously been involved in drama with Scooter and some of his celebrity clients. You remember the Taylor, Kim, and Kanye feud, right? Well, Scooter was Kanye's manager at the time.
— According to Taylor, she found out about the deal along with the rest of the world, something that Scott Borchetta (the previous owner of Big Machine), denies.
— Taylor also claims that she wasn't fairly offered the chance to buy her master recordings from Big Machine.
— If you want the full deep dive into the drama, you can catch up here.