Taylor Swift accuses her back catalog owners of shutting down AMAs medley

Swift planned to sing a medley of hits at the American Music Awards, but says Scooter Braun and Scott Borchetta, who own the rights to many of her songs, have shut it down.
3:21 | 11/15/19

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We are now going to turn to the new battle brewing over the rights to Taylor Swift's old hits, the singer being honored with a big award at the upcoming American music awards now says her performance there is threatened. Paula Faris is here with the latest on this. Good morning, Paula. Reporter: Good morning, everyone. Taylor Swift says her performance at the amas is in doubt because two record execs said she cannot perform her old music now accusing them of tyrannical control and getting her millions of followers involved. Love story Reporter: Taylor Swift first came to fame with anthems like these. With me you among with me Reporter: And her fans were looking forward to hearing her perform them live at the upcoming American music awards where she's being honored with artist of the decade. Shake it off Reporter: But this morning swift is saying that may not happen because big machine label groups Scott borchetta and scooter Braun who took over her master recordings when they bought her former record company last year have told her that she's only allowed to perform her old hits on television, saying if I agree to not re-record copycat versions of my songs next year which is something I'm both legally allowed to do and looking forward to. Take a look at what you've done because baby Reporter: She went on to write, this is wrong so this is where I'm asking for your help. Please let Scott borchetta and scooter Braun know how you feel about this. Swifties were quick to react online. I stand with Taylor immediately trending. Halsey writing, this is just mean. But critics wondering if some of the pop superstar's fans are taking it a little too far with posts like these, threatening harm to the record executives. You say it in a tweet that's a copout and I'm just like hey Reporter: Braun who also manages Justin Bieber and Ariana grande purchased big sky label group for 300 million which includes swift's first six studio albums. The pair claimed swift knew about that sale ahead of time and was given the opportunity to own her masters but swift maintains she was blindsided by the sale and never had a chance to buy them. On "Gma" this past August swift addressed the controversy. I mean one thing about this album that's really special to me it's the first one that I will own. Of my work. Reporter: Swift does plan to record all six albums again next year. If she does perform at the amas as of now she says she will only be able to perform songs from her latest album "Lover" which debuted at number one. And I promise that nobody's gonna love you like me She goes on to say, quite, the message being sent to me is very clear. Be a good little girl and shut up or you'll be punished. Braun and borchetta are shocked by her statements and say the narrative she has created doesn't exist. They also claim she hasn't accepted one invitation to talk about this and now they're worried about their families and employees because she's essentially unleashed her millions of fans on them. A lot of bad blood here. Okay. Thank you, Paula.

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