Scooter Braun is worried about his wife and children's safety after he claims they've been receiving "death threats" because of his recent feud with Taylor Swift. The powerful music executive took to his social media on Friday to address the situation that he says has now jeopardized the one's he loves safety. Hours after stating he would not be commenting publically on the ongoing issue with the Grammy-winning singer, Scooter Braun spoke out stating that had changed his mind after his wife got an alarming phone call.
"Since your public statement last week there have been numerous death threats directed at my family," Braun, who manages Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, Demi Lovato and more, wrote on Instagram. "This morning I spoke out publicity [sic] for the first time saying I wouldn't participate in a social media war. However I came home tonight to find my wife had received a phone call threatening the safety of our children as well as other threats." He continued in his lengthy post by stating, "I won't go into the details of this past week. I have been at a loss. Thinking of my wife and children, my team and their families, I have gone through a range of emotions on how to deal with this." Reflecting on his family, Braun added, "I am certain there is no situation ever worth jeopardizing anyone's safety."
Scooter Braun then directed his message to Taylor Swift, writing, "I assume this was not your intention but it is important that you understand that your words carry a tremendous amount of weight and that your message can be interpreted by some in different ways." He also expressed his "disappointment" in the superstar and claimed she's known about the death threats for several days and has "remained silent." The music executive ended his rant by stating, "I'm still hopeful we can fix this."
What's The Feud About?
Braun and Taylor Swift's feud began after he dropped a reported $300 million and bought the rights to Swift's music catalog from her early career. Swift ripped into Braun and Big Machine Records claiming she was never given the opportunity to buy the rights and said this was the "worst case scenario." Swift caused a firestorm when she took to social media last week asking for fan's help and informing them Braun and Big Machine label head Scott Borchetta are preventing her from performing for old music, which is what she's hoping to do when she accepts her Artist of the Decade award at the upcoming American Music Awards. They have since said this is "false information" and Swift is able to perform whatever she wants during the award show. The biggest names in music have been divided over the feud with singers like Selena Gomez, Gigi Hadid, Halsey, Lily Allen and Rebecca Black taking Taylor Swift's side. Scooter Braun's clients like Bieber, Lovato, and Grande have spoken out in support of their manager. Fans are anxiously awaiting to see which collection of her hits Taylor Swift will perform during the American Music Awards when it airs this Sunday.