The drama between Taylor Swift and Scooter Braun is far from over.
And, it may have had an unintended consequence.
Braun has had to put his career aspirations on hold.
— PopCrush (@PopCrush) May 11, 2020
According to Pop Crush, Braun was recently interviewed by British GQ.
And he was pretty candid.
“Recently I was attacked very publicly by someone I don’t know, someone who refused to have a conversation with me… What it did teach me was that if my children were teenagers, if they were a little bit older, this could have been very hard for them.”
“And I don’t know if I’m comfortable being in public office knowing the amount of ridicule and exposure you get and I don’t know if I want to put my children through that.”
It’s pretty obvious here that “someone” he’s talking about is Taylor Swift.
The other interesting tidbit is that it appears Braun was looking to get into “public office”
And while he does appear to take some ownership for his role in how the previous drama played out, he feels there’s more Taylor can do to mend their public relationship:
“If someone is angry at me then I must have contributed to their feelings in some way. Right or wrong, I was part of that chain of reaction. Having the ability to say sorry is also very important.”
Last year, Braun’s company, Ithaca Holdings, acquired Big Machine in a massive $330 million buyout.
This meant Braun’s company became the new owners of several of Taylor’s albums.
Swift claimed that she was not made aware of the sale, and was not given the opportunity to own her old masters.
The fallout from this has inspired celebrities and industry reps alike to weigh in, and shed more light on the inner-workings of record label politics.
Some fans have even gone so far as to lash out at both parties.
Taylor’s made clear that this entire ordeal inspired the character of “The Man” in the titular music video.
That Braun is reconsidering his own aspirations due to the fallout?
Perhaps he can find comfort in his giant pile of cash.