Taylor Swift called out Scooter Braun & Big Machine Label Group Thursday afternoon for 'shameless greed in the time of coronavirus.'
It started when fans noticed that Swift's former label just released a live recording from when she was 18 years old, apparently listing it as a 2017 release [even though it dropped at midnight].
"I'm always honest with you guys about this stuff so I just wanted to tell you that this release is not approved by me...It looks to me like Scooter Braun and his financial backers ... have seen the latest balance sheets and realized that paying $330 MILLION for my music wasn't exactly a wise choice and that they need money," Taylor wrote in a post to her Instagram Story. "In my opinion... Just another case of shameless greed in the time of Coronavirus. So tasteless, but very transparent."
Swifties have rallied to avoid streaming or purchasing the music, and videos [with the audio] from Big Machine's VEVO have hardly any views. [As I'm typing this, 'Picture to Burn' has 75.]