"For years I asked, pleaded for a chance to own my work. Instead, I was given an opportunity to sign back up to Big Machine Records and ‘earn’ one album back at a time, one for every new one I turned in. I walked away because I knew once I signed that contract, Scott Borchetta would sell the label, thereby selling me and my future," Taylor began her lengthy post. "I had to make the excruciating choice to leave behind my past. Music I wrote on my bedroom floor and videos I dreamed up and paid for from the money I earned playing in bars, then clubs, then arenas, then stadiums."
She continued, "Some fun facts about today’s news: I learned about Scooter Braun’s purchase of my masters as it was announced to the world. All I could think about was the incessant, manipulative bullying I’ve received at his hands for years."
Taylor then laid out exact details of his bully-like behaviour. "Like when Kim Kardashian orchestrated an illegally recorded snippet of a phone call to be leaked and then Scooter got his two clients together to bully me online about it. (See photo)," she said in reference to a snap of Bieber video-chatting with Braun and West.
"Or when his client, Kanye West, organised a revenge porn music video which strips my body naked," Swift said, noting another instance. "Now Scooter has stripped me of my life's work, that I wasn't given an opportunity to buy. Essentially, my musical legacy is about to lie in the hands of someone who tried to dismantle it."
Taylor went on to say that the situation was a "worst case" scenario. "This is my worst case scenario. This is what happens when you sign a deal at fifteen to someone for whom the term ‘loyalty’ is clearly just a contractual concept."
"And when that man says ‘Music has value’, he means its value is beholden to men who had no part in creating it."
"When I left my masters in Scott’s hands, I made peace with the fact that eventually, he would sell them," the 29-year-old revealed. "Never in my worst nightmares did I imagine the buyer would be Scooter. Any time Scott Borchetta has heard the words ‘Scooter Braun’ escape my lips, it was when I was either crying or trying not to. He knew what he was doing; they both did. Controlling a woman who didn’t want to be associated with them. In perpetuity. That means forever."
Following the emotional letter, Justin took to Instagram to apologise for his involvement claiming he didn't know the harsh undercurrent.
"Hey Taylor. First of all i would like to apologise for posting that hurtful instagram post," Justin began. "At the time i thought it was funny but looking back it was distasteful and insensitive. I have to be honest though it was my caption and post that I screenshoted of scooter and Kanye that said “taylor swift what up” he didn't have anything to do with it and it wasn't even a part of the conversation in all actuality he was the person who told me not to joke like that.
"Scooter has had your back since the days you graciously let me open up for you.! As the years have passed we haven’t crossed paths and gotten to communicate our differences, hurts or frustrations. So for you to take it to social media and get people to hate on scooter isn’t fair.
"What were you trying to accomplish by posting that blog? seems to me like it was to get sympathy u also knew that in posting that your fans would go and bully scooter. Anyway, One thing i know is both scooter and i love you. I feel like the only way to resolve conflict is through communication. So banter back and fourth online i dont believe solves anything. I’m sure Scooter and i would love to talk to you and resolve any conflict, pain or any feelings that need to be addressed.
"Neither scooter or i have anything negative to say about you we truly want the best for you. I usually don’t rebuttal things like this but when you try and deface someone i loves character thats crossing a line."
Taking things one step further, Swift seemingly confirmed old rumours that Justin once cheated on Selena Gomez. The Tumblr post said, "'we haven't gotten to communicate our differences' you cheated on her best friend and then publicly sided with the man who made revenge porn against her was she supposed to invite you over for tea??? F-ck outta here."
It remains liked on Swift's page, and Twitter quickly noticed that Swift seemingly hinted that was an issue between Gomez and Bieber in their on-again, off-again romance.
This is not the first time this rumour has been hinted at. Bieber himself suggested in November 2015 that he cheated on Gomez.
"We were working out how to be in a relationship, how to be ourselves, who we were, in the middle of having people judge our relationship through the media," he told i-d magazine at the time of their relationship. "I think that really messed my head up too. Because then, it’s like trust and all this other stuff that starts messing with your mind. You’re on the road. And there are beautiful women on the road. And you’re just getting yourself into trouble..."