Panic! At The Disco frontman and fulltime sweetheart, Brendon Urie has come to the support of Taylor Swift in the midst of her public feud with Scooter Braun.
Earlier this week it was revealed that Ithaca Holdings LLC — a media company owned and founded by manager Scooter Braun— had acquired US record label Big Machine Records for $300 million. The acquisition means that Taylor Swift’s entire back catalogue (Self-titled, Fearless, Speak Now, Red, 1989 and Reputation) is now owned by Scooter Braun, a situation that Swift described as her “worst case scenario.”
In a lengthy statement shared on Swift’s Tumblr, she detailed that over the years, she has been subject to Braun’s “incessant, manipulative bullying.”
“When I left my masters in Scott’s hands, I made peace with the fact that eventually he would sell them. Never in my worst nightmares did I imagine the buyer would be Scooter,” the post continued. “Any time Scott Borchetta has heard the words ‘Scooter Braun’ escape my lips, it was when I was either crying or trying not to. He knew what he was doing; they both did. Controlling a woman who didn’t want to be associated with them. In perpetuity. That means forever.”
In a recent Twitch stream, Brendon Urie has shared his thoughts on the situation. “It just broke my heart,” Urie shared. “I read Taylor’s statement and I was like ‘Sounds about right.’ You know? Toxic dudes doing toxic bullshit in this toxic industry.”
Watch: Taylor Swift – ME!
Brendon Urie and Taylor Swift joined forces earlier this year on ‘ME!’, the lead single from Swift’s forthcoming record, Lover.
Lover is set for release on August 23rd, it marks Swift’s seventh studio album.
In Panic! At The Disco adjacent news, the band recently knocked themselves off the No.1 spot on the Billboard Hot Rock Songs chart. The band’s unstoppable single ‘High Hopes’ sat atop the charts for a whopping 34-week stint.
‘High Hopes’ was finally dethroned by ‘Hey Look Ma, I Made It.’ The 34-week reign cemented Panic! as the third longest-running char leader behind twenty one pilots and Imagine Dragons.