Justin Bieber accuses Taylor Swift of 'crossing the line' in a long apology
Justin Bieber took to Instagram on Sunday (30 July) to defend his manager and long time friend Scooter Braun after a back on fourth drama with Taylor Swift over Scooter's new record label purchase, and apologising for previous actions that might have upset TayTay.
After Scooter agreed to purchase Big Machine Records (T Swift's back catalogue record label) the pop star shared a long message on her Tumblr describing that she felt "manipulated", "betrayed" and "grossed" out by the sale.
What this means is that Scooter now has ownership of her master recordings — including all six of her multiplatinum albums — which are controlled by the Nashville-based record company, The Big Machine Label Group. Yikes.
She also said in her Tumblr post that Scooter Braun joined his two clients, Justin Bieber and Kanye West on a Facetime call to publically bully her in 2016.
Justin Bieber apologised for his post saying he "thought it was funny but looking back it was distasteful and insensitive". Bieber defended his manager saying that he had nothing to do with the post, hoping that they could both make amends and communicate to solve their issues.
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Hey Taylor. First of all i would like to apologize for posting that hurtful instagram post, at the time i thought it was funny but looking back it was distasteful and insensitive.. I have to be honest though it was my caption and post that I screenshoted of scooter and Kanye that said “taylor swift what up” he didnt have anything to do with it and it wasnt even a part of the conversation in all actuality he was the person who told me not to joke like that.. Scooter has had your back since the days you graciously let me open up for you.! As the years have passed we haven’t crossed paths and gotten to communicate our differences, hurts or frustrations. So for you to take it to social media and get people to hate on scooter isn’t fair. What were you trying to accomplish by posting that blog? seems to me like it was to get sympathy u also knew that in posting that your fans would go and bully scooter. Anyway, One thing i know is both scooter and i love you. I feel like the only way to resolve conflict is through communication. So banter back and fourth online i dont believe solves anything. I’m sure Scooter and i would love to talk to you and resolve any conflict, pain or or any feelings that need to be addressed. Neither scooter or i have anything negative to say about you we truly want the best for you. I usually don’t rebuttal things like this but when you try and deface someone i loves character thats crossing a line..