Taylor Swift May Enlist Famous Friends For 'Fierce' AMAs Performance
By Paris Close
November 20, 2019
Taylor Swift will reportedly pull out all the stops for her American Music Awards performance.
On Tuesday (November 19), a source told Page Six that the “You Need to Calm Down” musician has a “fierce show of female artistic strength and empowerment” in store amid her ongoing tensions with her former label's execs, owner Scooter Braun and CEO Scott Borchetta, at Big Machine Records.
The insider hinted that Swift plans to “fight back against Braun in both her much-anticipated performance and in a speech,” which could also involve enlisting support from famous friends Halsey, Kesha, and Selena Gomez. The latter two stars actually spoke out in solidarity with the “ME!” singer after Swift publicly accused Braun and Borchetta of keeping her from performing older songs from her BM canon at this weekend's awards show, where she's being named Artist of the Decade.
As yet, Swift has not addressed these reports, nor has she confirmed the status of her performance since BM greenlit her to sing her old material at the AMAs on November 24. Even so, rumor has it, if Swift does go through with her show, the presentation will be unforgettable.
“Taylor will turn her AMA performance into a huge moment, and a powerful message. We are expecting to see artists such as Selena join her on stage as part of a fierce show of female artistic strength and empowerment,” the insider added. “Then, when accepting her award, Taylor will likely make a statement about artists being able to own their masters, the music they created, and how she feels she has been treated by Scooter and Scott [Borchetta, the founder of Swift’s former label Big Machine].”
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