Kanye West wants to help Taylor Swift get her masters back
Kanye West is ready to work his connections on behalf of Taylor Swift.
In his recent efforts to stick it to the music biz, West is willing to help his former adversary “get her masters back” from industry foe, Scooter Braun.
“I’M GOING TO PERSONALLY SEE TO IT THAT TAYLOR SWIFT GETS HER MASTERS BACK,” West, 43, tweeted Friday afternoon. “SCOOTER IS A CLOSE FAMILY FRIEND.”
Über-manager Braun — who was fired by West in 2018 — acquired Big Machine Label Group last summer, and with it, the master recordings of the Swift’s first six albums. Swift condemned the move at the time, calling it the “worst-case scenario” for her.
The 30-year-old songwriter went on to slam Braun, 39, as an example of “toxic male privilege” within the industry, most recently calling him out for the April release of “Live From Clear Channel Stripped 2008,” an album consisting of a live radio session Swift recorded when she was 18 years old.
“It looks to me like Scooter Braun and his financial backers, 23 Capital, Alex Soros, and the Soros family and the Carlyle Group have seen the latest balance sheets and realized that paying $330 MILLION for my music wasn’t exactly a wise choice and they need money,” Swift said of the Big Machine Label Group release. “Just another case of shameless greed in the time of Coronavirus. So tasteless, but very transparent.”
West’s decision to defend the “Lover” artist came as a surprise to fans who recall their years-long tension, stemming from his interruption of her 2009 VMAs speech.
The controversial artist, who announced he is running for president in the 2020 election, has long struggled with bipolar disorder.
Over the summer, he tweeted that he was trying to divorce wife Kim Kardashian, 39. The KKW Beauty founder defended her husband, blaming the rant on his mental illness.
He most recently recorded himself urinating on one of his Grammys.
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