After teasing it over the past week, Taylor Swift finally released a hilarious and poignant music video for "The Man" today. And like any good Taylor Swift video, it was chock full o' Easter eggs — including some SERIOUS shade thrown at Scooter Braun.
In case you somehow forgot, Taylor and Scooter have had a tense relationship over the years. Scooter was Kanye West's manager back in 2016, when Taylor and Kanye had their huge falling out.
Scooter also appeared in a Justin Bieber Instagram post in 2016 that mocked Taylor Swift. So, historically speaking, they haven't exactly been ~pals~.
But things reached a boiling point last year, when it was announced that Scooter had purchased Taylor's old record label, Big Machine Records. This gave him control of the master recordings of Taylor's first six albums.
Taylor was vocal in her displeasure about this, writing on Tumblr that she had "pleaded for a chance to own [her] work" and that Scooter obtaining the rights instead was her "worst-case scenario":
Now Scooter has stripped me of my life’s work, that I wasn’t given an opportunity to buy. Essentially, my musical legacy is about to lie in the hands of someone who tried to dismantle it.