Taylor Swift feuds at AMA’s


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Mattingly Sullivan, Multimedia Editor

Recently, Taylor Swift performed at the American Music Awards, but her performance almost didn’t go as planned due to a feud between Swift, Scooter Braun, and Scott Borchetta.

Braun’s Ithaca Holdings bought Taylor Swift’s former label and the owners of her masters, Big Machine Label Group, Braun got a lot more than that. He and Scott Borchetta, who owned Big Machine Label Group, now own Taylor’s music.

Her six previous albums are owned by Scooter Braun, meaning she is not allowed to sing or re-record those songs. Swift is only allowed to perform her songs from her most recent album, Lover. 

She switched labels in the past year, meaning she can only sing songs that she made with this label.

Taylor was planning on performing a mash-up of a bunch of her old hits at the American Music Awards, but was refused by her old label. She had to replan her performance and do only songs she was permitted to sing.

Fortunately, Swift ended up playing the songs she wanted to play. She shaded Braun by singing “The Man.”

Swift won artist of the decade at the AMA’s. You can watch her performance below.