On the eve of her 30th birthday, Taylor Swift couldn’t say goodbye to her 20’s without taking one more jab at former business partner Scooter Braun.
Embroiled in a highly publicized spat with the entertainment mogul since losing the rights to her master recordings to him (click here to read more), the Grammy winner – who was being recognized with ‘Woman of the Decade’ honors at Thursday’s Billboard Women in Music soiree (December 12) – opted not to mince words when she took to the event’s stage to accept the award.
After delivering an impassioned plea to women to fight for equality in their respective professions, the ‘Shake It Off’ hitmaker homed in on her battle with Braun:
“Let me just say that the definition of the toxic male privilege in our industry is people saying, ‘Well, he’s always been nice to me’ when I’m raising valid concerns about artists and their rights to own their music. Of course he’s nice to you. If you’re in this room you have something he needs. The fact is that private equity enabled this man to think, according to his own social media post, that he could ‘buy me.’ I’m obviously not going willingly.”
That’s not all she said. Look inside for more: