AceShowbiz - Both Justin Bieber and Scooter Braun's wife, Yael, have hit back at Taylor Swift after the songstress slammed the talent manager over his acquisition of Big Machine Records, which holds the rights to her entire catalogue up through "Reputation". In a Tumblr post that she shared on Sunday, June 30, the pop-turned-country superstar called the deal her "worst case scenario."
Accusing Scooter of subjecting her to "incessant, manipulative bullying" for years and "controlling a woman who didn't want to be associated with him," Taylor said in her post, "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."
However, the "ME!" hitmaker tried to stay positive as saying, "Thankfully, I left my past in Scott's hands and not my future. And hopefully, young artists or kids with musical dreams will read this and learn about how to better protect themselves in a negotiation. You deserve to own the art you make. I will always be proud of my past work."
Concluding her post, Taylor expressed how "sad and grossed out" she was by the whole situation.
Scooter has yet to respond to Taylor's accusation, but his wife Yael and Justin have come to his defense. Alongside a throwback photo of the two singers together, the "Baby" hitmaker said, "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."
Justin continued by accusing Taylor of trying to get sympathy because she knew her fans "would go and bully Scooter" once she did that. Later, he attempted to invite the "Delicate" singer to talk face to face with Scott over the issue as saying, "I'm sure Scooter and I would love to talk to you and resolve any conflict, pain 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 the line..."
Meanwhile, in her post, Yael pointed out that Taylor was actually given the opportunity to "own your masters" and that her dad was notified about the deal before the words got out. "Interesting that the man you're so 'grossed out' by believed in you more than you believe in yourself," she continued. "And girl, who are you to talk about bullying? The world has watched you collect and drop friends like wilted flowers. MY husband is anything but a bully. He's spent his entire life standing up for people and causes he believes in..."
Noting that Scott actually "has reached an olive branch out to you on numerous occasions," Yael added, "Scott was so excited to work and build with you. How embarrassing this temper tantrum is because you didn't get your own way. He believes in and supports you. I sincerely hope you can learn to love and believe in yourself the way my husband does."
Taylor has yet to comment on both responses.