As the Taylor Swift/Scooter Braun battle rages on (click here for details), fans, industry analysts, and celebrities alike continue to weigh and pick sides on the debate. Like we reported here, while the likes of Demi Lovato and Justin Bieber defend the good name of Braun (who also serves as their manager), Katy Perry, Ariana Grande, Halsey, and many more have shifted their support to the side of Swift.
And, while Lovato and Bieber have earned quite the tongue lashings from the swarm of Swifties (Taylor fans) leaving stinging comments on their respective social media handles, another singer-songwriter is swinging atop headlines for her support of Braun in ways unlike her Pop contemporaries: ‘Chandelier’ singer Sia. After the 43-year-old took to Twitter to say…
…she landed on the radar of Swift’s devoted followers who unearthed a live video of her performing in what appears to be blackface. A day after enduring vicious Twitter attack, the hitmaker spoke out against claims of racism.
For the swift fans trying to make out that I would ever do blackface please see this video. I was painting myself into the backdrop, it was a pre cursor to the wig… https://t.co/6St0hWl1k1
— sia (@Sia) July 2, 2019
The resurfaced footage – which derives from a 2011 performance – shows the singer’s face and neck covered in black paint. Her response above comes after a legion of tweets slamming her for the appearance. See highlights below: