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Everything You Need to Know About Taylor Swift's AMAs 2019 Performance & Behind-the-Scenes Drama - A Timeline

Everything You Need to Know About Taylor Swift's AMAs 2019 Performance & Behind-the-Scenes Drama - A Timeline

Taylor Swift is set to appear at the 2019 American Music Awards to accept the Artist of the Decade Award – but her performance, and the very public drama happening behind-the-scenes – is all everyone is talking about.

After Scooter Braun and Scott Borchetta, of Taylor‘s former label Big Machine Records, acquired her song masters in a deal earlier in 2019 (much to Taylor‘s dismay), the parties have been locked in a longstanding disagreement.

Their professional drama reignited in mid-November a back-and-forth of statements about whether Taylor is, in fact, allowed to perform her old songs during her AMAs medley, as well as using them in an upcoming Netflix documentary, with lots of stars weighing in and taking sides.

We’ve rounded up all the headlines that have emerged ever since Taylor first spoke out about allegedly being unable to perform her old songs.

Check out the timeline of events inside…

Taylor Swift Says Scooter Braun & Scott Borchetta Won’t Let Her Perform Her Old Music at AMAs 2019

In an Instagram post on November 14, Taylor Swift says that she’s been blocked from performing her old music at the AMAs and using her old songs in an upcoming Netflix doc. She calls upon her fans and famous friends to let Scooter and Scott know how they feel about this decision.

These Celebs All Stand with Taylor Swift Amid Her Battle with Scooter Braun & Scott Borchetta

Many stars, including Selena Gomez and Halsey, stick up for Taylor upon the announcement and call out Scott and Scooter for this decision.

Big Machine Records Denies Taylor Swift’s Claim of Blocking Her Music: ‘The Narrative You Have Created Does Not Exist’

Big Machine Records issues a statement denying Taylor‘s statement, claiming that she is creating a false narrative, that Taylor allegedly owes them money, and that she was never blocked from performing her music at the event.

Taylor Swift’s Rep Issues Response to Big Machine Records: ‘They’re Trying to Deflect’

Taylor‘s longtime publicist hits back at the Big Machine statement, claiming that the label is trying to deflect, with apparent evidence of email exchanges and direct statements from Scott blocking her from performing old songs, adding that it’s the label that apparently owes money, not Taylor.

Justin Bieber Seemingly Shows Support for Big Machine Records in Taylor Swift Song Battle

Justin Bieber seemingly shows support for his manager, Scooter Braun, by displaying a TMZ article in his Instagram Story.

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Big Machine Records’ Office Shuts Down Due to Threats (Report)

Big Machine Records reportedly is forced to shut down due to threats.

Scooter Braun ‘Frustrated’ with Scott Borchetta Over Taylor Swift Music Situation (Report)

Scooter Braun is reportedly in a dispute with Scott Borchetta over the handling of the Taylor Swift situation.

Taylor Swift Is Officially Allowed to Play Old Music at the AMAs!

Big Machine issues an alleged joint statement with Dick Clark Productions proclaiming that the issue has been settled, and Taylor will be allowed to perform old songs.

Here’s Why Taylor Swift Still May Not Perform Her Old Songs at AMAs 2019

Taylor Swift may not have enough time to incorporate old songs into her performance due to her rehearsal schedule.

AMAs Producer Denies Making Joint Statement with Big Machine

A rep for Dick Clark Productions says that they never agreed to a joint statement with Big Machine regarding the performance. The Big Machine statement is tweaked, and says they’ve informed Dick Clark Productions that Taylor is granted all licenses.

Taylor Swift Is Planning a ‘Fierce, Empowering’ AMAs Performance Amid Battle With Former Record Label (Report)

Rumors are swirling that Taylor‘s performance will be a “fierce, empowering” display, which may also involve some of her famous friends.

Is Scooter Braun Going to the AMAs Amid Taylor Swift Drama?

Scooter is asked directly whether he’ll be going to the AMAs.

Scooter Braun Finally Addresses Taylor Swift Controversy After Months of Silence

Scooter addresses the Taylor Swift controversy, saying that he needs Taylor Swift to be open to communication. He also condemns the social media onslaught.

Shania Twain Speaks on Taylor Swift Controversy Ahead of AMAs 2019

Shania Twain says she supports Taylor, but doesn’t know a lot of the details about the situation.

Scooter Braun Writes Taylor Swift an Open Letter After His Family Receives Death Threats

Scooter Braun shares that safety is becoming a concern, his family is receiving death threats, and that “this game of telephone isn’t working” with Taylor Swift.

The American Music Awards air on Sunday night (November 24) at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

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