Todrick Hall defends Taylor Swift in Scooter Braun drama

1 July 2019, 17:42

Todrick Hall
Todrick Hall. Picture: Getty: Amy Sussman / Instagram: @todrick
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Demi Lovato has also called out Todrick for calling Scooter "homophobic".

Todrick Hall has spoken out in support of Taylor Swift in the current drama that is taking place between her and Scooter Braun.

In case you need a re-cap, Taylor Swift is accusing talent manager - who represents Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber, Demi Lovato, among others - of bullying, after a deal with her former label Big Machine has allegedly caused her to lose the rights to many of her songs.

MORE: A full timeline of the Taylor Swift, Scooter Braun and Justin Bieber drama

Taylor says that she’s unable to own the masters to her own music, due to the record deal she signed with the label when she was fifteen. Scooter Braun has bought Big Machine for $300 million dollars, meaning he now owns the rights to her six albums - something Taylor referred to in a Tumblr post as a “worst case scenario”.

Now Todrick, who used to be managed by Scooter and a close friend of Taylor, has spoken out in support of her, calling the music manager an “evil person”.

He wrote on Twitter: “For those asking, I left Scooter Braun a long time ago...I am saddened by this news, but not shocked. He is an evil person [whose] only concern is his wealth and feeding his disgusting ego. I believe he is homophobic & I know from his own mouth that he is not a Swift fan.”

“I truly hope justice is served and that my friend’s music will fall into the hands of a better human.”

He added: “I would normally not say anything because I’m sure scooter will threaten me like he has before to keep me quiet, but guess what Scooter, nothing you can do to me would be worst than the 6 years of my life I can’t get back from when & I was ignored as your ‘artist’.”

Replying to commenters who claimed Todrick was let go from Scooter’s management, rather than choosing to leave himself, Todrick shared what he claims to be the resignation email he sent to Scooter when resigning from his management in 2015.

Demi Lovato, who signed to Scooter’s management company SB Projects in May, has called out Todrick for accusing Scooter of being homophobic, posting to her Instagram story: “I have dealt with bad people in the industry and Scooter is not one of them.

"He’s a good man. Personally, I’m grateful he came into my life when he did. Please stop ‘dragging’ people or bullying them. There’s enough hate in this world as it is,” she wrote.

In response to Demi on Twitter, Todrick wrote: "Dear Demi, first off...why did you delete your tweet? Secondly, I love you and listen to your music religiously, but thirdly, you cannot compare your experience to mine, especially with someone I was with for six years and you've only just signed with."

"PSA, Just because you have a black friend doesn't mean you can't still be racist. And just because you're not picketing against gay marriage doesn't mean you're not homophobic. I said what I said and I believe what I believe."

"Also, stop using your one client who identifies as queer to stand up for you. There's no way Demi saw my tweet, that means someone from your team is reaching out to them, using them to defend you. Fight your own battles."

He added: "Ok NOW I’m going to sleep, and I realized that Demi commented on insta & doesn’t have Twitter. Also, this is very unfortunate because I LOVE Demi & her music! Been a fan for years. Not trying to start a fight with her because she has nothing to do with it!"