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Halsey Has Become One Of The First Major Artists To Speak Up In Favour Of Taylor Swift's Latest Tweet

"You're barking up the wrong tree. It is her grace and patience in these moments that make her Artist of the Decade."

Earlier today, Taylor Swift posted a lengthy Twitter statement that essentially accused Scooter Braun and Scott Borchetta of holding her old music hostage unless she conceded to certain demands.

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These demands included things like agreeing not to re-record "copycat" versions of her masters next year and not speaking about Scooter or Scott in the press.

This meant that Taylor's performance at the American Music Awards — where she had intended to perform a medley of her songs as part of her acceptance of the Artist of the Decade award — had been put at a "question mark".

As you probably know by now, this is yet another addition to the ongoing feud between Taylor and Scooter Braun, which started when he purchased Taylor's former label, Big Machine Records.

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With that purchase came the acquisition of the rights to all of Taylor's previous masters, which Taylor spoke up against, revealing that Scooter had mistreated and bullied her in the past.

Following Taylor's most recent statement, Swifties from all across the world have been showing their support for the singer under the hashtag #IStandWithTaylor.

Taylor Swift has been writing songs on her bedroom floor ever since she was a kid & throughout her career men have constantly tried to bury her, manipulate her & take credit for her hard work and achievements. Artists should have the right to own their work. #IStandWithTaylor

Alongside that, Halsey posted this statement to her Instagram which supported Taylor's actions.

"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 all over her head."

"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 overreacting."

"You're barking up the wrong tree. It is her grace and patience in these moments that make her Artist of the Decade."

Halsey also posted a snippet of her singing along to "Mean", which is one of Taylor's songs.

halsey popping off on taylor’s behalf and then singing along to mean, the big dick energy this has #IStandWithTaylor

In response, fans have been praising Halsey for her openness and honesty in supporting her friend.

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

halsey literally doesn't give a fuck and that is just ... SO BEAUTIFUL 2 ME. not many others stick up for taylor/women the way she does and some ppl hate to see it. she really rides for taylor and not only do i respect it but i RELATE!

Halsey really is amazing. She’s one of the few big names who’s spoken out for Taylor both times immediately. I love her. She’s such a supportive friend #IStandWithTaylor

While others have called out the silence of other artists in the music industry.

It’s been over 4 hours since Taylor’s post and Halsey is the ONLY major artist that has spoken up for her. Where are her “friends”? Her collaborators? Why is the music industry so silent on this issue?

There's been no update on either Taylor, Scooter or Scott's front, but we'll keep you posted of any new developments.


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