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Taylor Swift Slams Scooter Braun, and Stars Are Taking Sides — Here's the Who and Why

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Taylor Swift spoke out against talent manager Scooter Braun after he purchased her former label, Big Machine Records, for $300 million — and now more stars are including themselves in the narrative on both sides. On Sunday, June 30, the "ME!" singer published a Tumblr post that slammed Braun for the "incessant, manipulative bullying" that she's "received at his hands for years." She bolstered her claims by calling out those in Scooter's circle — Justin Bieber, Kanye West, and Kim Kardashian, specifically — for bullying her online, and alleging that Scooter and Big Machine CEO Scott Borchetta struck a deal in order to continue "controlling a woman who didn't want to be associated with them."

The statements have since brought out support (as well as some more damning accusations) from other celebrities. Taylor's longtime friend Cara Delevingne and fellow musician Halsey have championed the singer for speaking out, while Braun was backed up by his wife, F*ck Cancer founder Yael Cohen, and his clients, Justin Bieber and Demi Lovato. If you need help keeping the Team Scooter and Team Taylor rosters straight, just keep reading for the who's who.

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