Dozens of celebrities have supported Taylor Swift after she revealed that Scooter Braun and Scott Borchetta have banned her from performing her own music at the upcoming American Music Awards. The pair have also refused to let the Lover singer use her music in a Netflix documentary about her life.
Gigi Hadid, Halsey, Lily Allen and Hilary Duff have all voiced their support, as well as Taylor’s best friend, Selena Gomez.
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— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) November 14, 2019
The Lose You To Love Me singer penned an emotional open letter to Braun and Borchetta, begging them to have a change of heart.
She wrote, “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, manipulation and power. There is no heart or thought of anyone else’s. No respect for the words my friend has written since she was a 14 year old in her bedroom.
“You’ve robbed and crushed one of our best songwriters of our time and opportunity to celebrate all of her music with fans and the world.”
Selena opened up about the strong friendship she has with the Grammy award winner.
“She is the most dedicated, fearless, feisty, strongest woman I’ve ever known. People can say bitch but what I’m saying to you is that’s called a woman with true identity and strength who takes no shit.
“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.”
Selena reflected on the days before Taylor released her album Fearless: “Nervous of people not liking it but that became one of the biggest records- an album that saved so many young women 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 herself to create a beautiful life that belong 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,” she shared.
The Wolves singer urged Braun and Borchetta to change their minds, “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,” Selena concluded.