Scooter Braun on ‘confusing’ feud with Taylor Swift: ‘I don’t know what story she was told’

Scooter Braun says he doesn't know what story Taylor Swift was told. (Photo: Michael Tran/Getty Images)

Scooter Braun finds his very public feud with Taylor Swift — sparked in 2019 when he acquired the masters of her first six albums in a broad deal with her former record label, and worsened in 2020 when he sold them to a private equity company — more than a little upsetting.

“I regret and it makes me sad that Taylor had that reaction to the deal,” Braun told Variety in an interview published Wednesday. “All of what happened has been very confusing and not based on anything factual. I don’t know what story she was told. I asked for her to sit down with me several times, but she refused. I offered to sell her the catalog back and went under NDA, but her team refused. It all seems very unfortunate. Open communication is important and can lead to understanding. She and I only met briefly three or four times in the past, and all our interactions were really friendly and kind. I find her to be an incredibly talented artist and wish her nothing but the best.”

Swift told a much different story back in November, when she said that Braun was the one who wouldn’t sell her back her own music.