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Taylor Swift Explains Why She Didn't Perform at Manchester & Parkland Concerts

Taylor Swift Explains Why She Didn't Perform at Manchester & Parkland Concerts

Taylor Swift is revealing why she didn’t participate in the Manchester and Parkland benefit concerts, and the reason involves Scooter Braun.

In her new cover story for Rolling Stone, the 29-year-old “You Need To Calm Down” singer opened up about accusations made by Scott Borchetta, the founder of Big Machine Records, that she opted not to perform in the shows that paid tribute the victims of the bombing at Ariana Grande’s Manchester concert and the Parkland school shooting.

“Unbelievable,” Taylor said. “Here’s the thing: Everyone in my team knew if Scooter Braun brings us something, do not bring it to me.” (The concerts were run by Scooter.)

“The fact that those two are in business together after the things he said about Scooter Braun — it’s really hard to shock me,” Taylor continued. “And this was utterly shocking. These are two very rich, very powerful men, using $300 million of other people’s money to purchase, like, the most feminine body of work. And then they’re standing in a wood-panel bar doing a tacky photo shoot, raising a glass of scotch to themselves.”

“Because they pulled one over on me and got this done so sneakily that I didn’t even see it coming,” Taylor Swift added about the master recordings drama. “And I couldn’t say anything about it.”

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