Did Scooter Braun just genuinely compliment Taylor Swift? Or is he just taking a page from the “Regina George in sheep’s clothing”? After months of feuding with Taylor Swift and likely receiving thousands of hateful messages from Swifties, Scooter Braun reached out to her via Twitter, to let her know that he’s always been a fan. But first, he compliments himself for betting on her success. “Regardless of what has been said the truth is you don’t make big bets unless you are a believer and always have been,” he tweeted at 11:44 p.m. “Brilliant album with #Lover. Congrats @taylorswift13. Supporting was always the healthier option 😊.” As opposed to feuding? As opposed to purchasing her life’s work? His pivot might have something to do with the fact that she’s decided to completely rerecord her entire discography (except for Lover, which she owns).
Ahead of Lover’s release, Swift announced on Good Morning America that she would be rerecording all of her previous albums so that she can own her work, not the guy who discovered Justin Bieber. Braun, who managed Kanye West during the “Famous” lyric debacle of 2016, purchased Taylor Swift’s former label earlier this summer, taking all of her masters with him. Now, he owns all of her songs except those on Lover. Swift responded with an open letter, detailing how she felt “grossed out” that someone who allegedly participated in canceling her now owns her entire life’s work. But after a couple of months of indirect feuding, maybe with Braun’s totally not passive-aggressive tweet, both sides can find some harmony.