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    Scooter Braun Revealed His First Impression Of Taylor Swift Before Their Huge Fallout

    "Everyone was kind ... and you don't forget those things."

    You might recall that earlier this month, a shitstorm of drama went down between Taylor Swift, her former record label Big Machine, and celebrity manager Scooter Braun.

    Things began when it was announced that Scooter's company, Ithaca Holdings, had acquired Big Machine Records for $300 million.

    Later that day, Taylor shared a lengthy Tumblr post in which she expressed devastation at being denied the right to own her master recordings with Big Machine, and described the fact that Scott Borchetta and Scooter Braun would retain ownership of her "life's work in perpetuity" as her "worst nightmare".

    In her Tumblr post, Taylor claimed that Scooter had "bullied" her for years. She pointed to the fact that he was Kanye West's manager at the time of their 2016 feud, which led to her taking an extended break from the public eye. She also referenced a selfie posted to social media in the wake of the feud showing Justin Bieber — another of Scooter's clients — with him and Kanye appearing to mock her. She also mentioned Kanye's video for "Famous", which featured him lying in bed beside a naked waxwork that looked like Taylor.

    "Any time Scott Borchetta has heard the words ‘Scooter Braun’ escape my lips, it was when I was either crying or trying not to," Taylor wrote in her post. "He knew what he was doing; they both did. Controlling a woman who didn’t want to be associated with them. In perpetuity. That means forever."

    Then, things got even messier when it emerged that Scooter had shared an Instagram post from one of his friends which displayed the news of his acquisition alongside the caption: "When your friend buys Taylor Swift!"

    Taylor fans immediately called Scooter out, claiming that the post "proved" that his intentions were never to purchase the label but gain control over the singer. Taylor herself went on to like numerous Tumblr posts to the same effect.

    Well, Scooter and Scott have now given their first interview since the acquisition. And while they refused to answer any questions about Taylor's reaction to the news, Scooter did open up about his first impressions of her the first time they met.

    Speaking to Billboard, Scooter revealed that he and Taylor first met back in 2010 when Justin opened a show on her Fearless tour, and he recalls her being "kind".

    Interestingly, Scooter also revealed that he and Scott first discussed the possibility of an acquisition "a few years ago", but the timing wasn't right. He went on to say that they restarted conversations "very seriously" last fall — precisely the time at which Taylor left the label.

    And Scooter also revealed exactly why he and Scott decided to go into business together.

    You can read the full interview with Scott and Scooter here.