Selena Gomez & More Stars Speak Out In Support Of Taylor Swift Amid Big Machine Records Controversy!
Selena Gomez is ride-or-die when it comes to Taylor Swift!
She, and many of the 29-year-old singer’s famous friends, have spoken out in support of Tay after her big reveal on Thursday!
In case you missed it, the Lover artist announced on Tumblr how Big Machine Records, AKA Scott Borchetta and Scooter Braun, were barring her from playing any of her old music at the upcoming American Music Awards, where she will be receiving the Artist of the Decade honor.
According to Taylor, they claim it would be “re-recording” the songs, something she’s not allowed to do until next year. Plus, there was also mention of a Netflix documentary, where they are also being accused of prohibiting her from using her old tracks or performance footage unless she agrees to their two conditions: as long as she doesn’t “re-record copycat versions of [her] songs next year” and promises to stop speaking about them in the future!
Oh, there’s some Bad Blood!
Big Machine has responded, denying her claims, which we’ll get to further (below), but in the meantime, Swift can rest assured her besties are speaking out with her!
Selena shared a lengthy message on her Instagram Story early Friday morning, essentially begging Scott and Scooter to have a “change of heart” over the matter! The Look At Her Now songstress penned:
“My heart is so heavy right now. It makes me sick and extremely angry. (I don’t mind if there may be retaliation) this is my opinion. It’s greed, manipulations and power. There is no heart or thought of anyone elses. No respect for the words my friend has written sine she was a 14 year old in her bedroom
You’ve robbed and crushed one of our best song writers of our time an opportunity to celebrate all of her music with fans and the world.”
She continued in her message to her fans and followers about the “unfortunate situation”:
“I have known Taylor for 13 years. She is the most dedicated, fearless, fiesty [sic], strongest woman I’ve everknown [sic]. People can say bitch but what I’m saying to you is that’s called a woman with a true identity and strength who takes no s**t. I listened to fearless before it came out and I just remember us jumping on a bed and she was just sparkling -so proud of her diary being read by the whole world. Nervous of people not liking it… but that become one of the biggest records -an album that saved so many young woman [sic] who felt alone. Have a broken heart. Who were healing. Those who felt invisible. Gave a voice to those who didn’t know that they had one all along. Believing in dreams again. I continued to see how she has constantly challenged her self to create a beautiful life that belong [sic] to just her. So I can tell you first hand the MOST important thing to Taylor is her family, love, her fans and her MUSIC. I really hope there is a change of heart over this unfortunate situation.”
“Seeing my best friend (or any of my friends) be constantly pulled down is the worst feeling.
Taylor fights. She will never stop fighting.
People grow from choices. Some will stay exactly the same.
I just want a change of heart.
I love you”
Gigi Hadid, another of T. Swift’s closest friends, took to Twitter to share a few words herself:
Scott and Scooter, you know what the right thing to do is