AceShowbiz - Scooter Braun doesn't seem to be affected by all the drama involving him and Taylor Swift, after he acquired the rights to the 29-year-old singer/songwriter's massive music catalog. The 38-year-old music manager has assured everyone that he's fine after Taylor called him out for stripping her off the chance to own her works.
Scooter recently took to Instagram to congratulate one of his clients, Ariana Grande, on her "Thank U, Next" being the top RIAA awarded album so far in 2019. A fan tried to cheer him up amid negative responses that he's got from Taylor's fans, writing, "Just ignore the trolls, just a daily reminder u are loved!" Scooter responded, "I'm good. Thanks."
That didn't stop Swifties from coming after the SB Projects founder, though. More people left hateful comments like "you won't be for long," "@scooterbraun go to hell. Bye" and "F**K YOU." To the last comment, he wrote back, "Bless you."
Taylor and Scooter's feud began earlier this week as she revealed that she felt "sad and grossed out" after learning of Scooter's purchase of Scott Borchetta's Big Machine Records, which Taylor was previously signed to. Calling it her "worst case scenario," the country-turned-pop superstar said, "All I could think about was the incessant, manipulative bullying I've received at his hands for years."
Sharing evidence of Scooter's bullying on her, Taylor posted on Tumblr a screenshot of an Instagram post by Justin Bieber, in which he appears on a FaceTime call with Kanye West, Scooter and another man. The post was captioned, "Taylor Swift what up."
Coming to Scooter's defense, Justin claimed that it was him who was responsible for taking the screenshot and the caption. "I have to be honest though it was my caption and post that I screenshotted of Scooter and Kanye," he said. "He didn't have anything to do with it and it wasn't even part of the conversation in all actuality he was the person who told me not to joke like that."
However, as Internet users may have noticed, Justin couldn't be the one who took the screenshot, because the "Baby" singer's face filled the screen, instead of in the top-left corner. This means the screenshot was taken from Scooter and Kanye's end of the call. This led to speculation that Justin has lied for his manager.
Justin has indeed been loyal to Scooter amid the Taylor Swift drama. The two were seen spending time together with Justin's wife Hailey Baldwin as well as Ashton Kutcher and wife Mila Kunis on the Fourth of July. They were pictured enjoying a local Independence Day parade in Montecito, CA.