Brendon Urie Slams Scooter Braun
Taylor Swift’s "ME!" collaborator Brendon Urie has taken his pal’s side in her war of words with music mogul Scooter Braun, calling him "toxic" and a "piece of sh*t."
The Panic! at the Disco star slammed the talent manager after Swift complained she felt "grossed out" knowing the music mogul – who she has accused of "bullying" her – now owns her master records after his takeover, and claimed she never got a chance to buy them herself.
Brendon said reading his friend’s statement "broke his heart," and called the business deal "disgusting." During a livestream on social media, the 32-year-old singer said: "This Scooter Braun sh*t, like what a piece of sh*t, right? You guys know about this dude? It just like broke my heart, I read Taylor’s statement and I was like, ‘That sounds about right.’ Toxic dudes doing toxic bullsh*t in this toxic industry.
"It’s disgusting, right? What a f*cking a**hole. I thought that was illegal, to do a business turn behind the people who write the stuff. Like you can’t do it without their knowledge. There’s a certain amount of time legally that you have to let the people know. There’s gotta be a precedent for that."
Former Big Machine Records boss Scott Borchetta has disputed Taylor account and said she was offered a new record deal which would have given her back all her "assets," including the master recordings and implied she knew about the deal before it was announced, something which Taylor’s rep says wasn’t the case.