Taylor Swift, Billboard’s woman of the decade, sticks it to ‘the man’

Taylor Swift took aim at the men she said she’s faced down during her rise to fame, and also railed against investment groups buying artists' catalogues, plus called out Scooter Braun.
2:21 | 12/13/19

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We move to that message from Taylor Swift blasting what she calls toxic male privilege as she won billboard's woman of the decade award. Janai Norman with the story. George, you know, Taylor Swift is having a really good year and ending on a high note taking home another big honor and, again, taking aim at the men she feels have wronged her. Accepting billboard's woman of the decade award overnight Taylor Swift taking aim at the men she says she's faced down over the last ten years of her rise to fame. I'm a nightmare dressed like a Reporter: As she railed against investment groups buying up artists' catalogs she called out scooter Braun by name for his role in buying the rights to a decade worth of her hit songs. Of course, scooter never contacted me or my team to discuss it prior to the sale or even when it was announced. I'm fairly certain he knew exactly how I would feel about it, though. Calling out other singers and industry professionals who came to Braun's defense in the wake of the controversy. Let me just say that the definition of the toxic male privilege in our industry is people saying, but he's always been nice to me when I'm raising valid concerns about artist and the rights to own their own music and, of course, he's advertise to you. If you're in this room you have something he needs. He claims he checked in with swift and worked with her on the rights for her to own her music. My attempts have all been rejected, he says. Now swift focused on her future and the future of women just starting out in the business. Somewhere right now your future woman of the year is probably sitting in a piano lesson or in a girl's choir and today right now we need to take care of her. One of those young women this year's woman of the year, Billy eilish. I'm the bad guy Reporter: Who at just 17 years old unseats Taylor Swift as the youngest artist ever to receive the honor. So as for swift she paid homage to the many new female faces and said one of the most amazing things how women in the industry had her back and showed her the most support. No matter where you stand you can support women supporting women. Without a doubt. That's true. Thank you so much, janai. Now we turn to a run right

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