Jack Antonoff has shared his response to several high-profile musicians ditching Scooter Braun as their supervisor in latest days.
Expertise supervisor Braun, 42, has been credited with launching the careers of several stars, specifically Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande.
Throughout the area of some days final week, nonetheless, a number of reviews emerged of clients parting methods with the supervisor, together with Grande, Demi Lovato and Idina Menzel.
On Sunday (27 August), producer Antonoff weighed in on the general public fallout by sharing a meme on his Instagram Tales.
The picture was taken from the life simulation online game The Sims, and confirmed a girl utilizing a desktop pc intently whereas a new child child is aflame on the ground.
The accompanying quote learn: “Not now sweetie, mommy is attempting to work out why Ariana Grande, Demi Lovato and Idina Menzel simply fired Scooter Braun as their supervisor.”
Antonoff, 39, is an in depth pal and frequent collaborator of Taylor Swift, who has had a tempestuous relationship with Braun for several years.
The supervisor and “Anti-Hero” singer have been embroiled in a feud since Braun bought the grasp recordings of Swift’s first six studio albums in 2019, earlier than later promoting them on in an funding fund in a deal that’s believed to be north of $300m (£238.5m).
On the time of the unique sale, Swift condemned Braun, labelling him a “bully” and “the definition of poisonous male privilege in our trade”. She claimed to have by no means been given the chance to purchase the masters for herself, and has since been re-recording her previous materials as a way of regaining possession of her sound.
In an interview in 2021, Braun voiced his “remorse” at Swift’s response to the deal.
For the reason that reviews of celebrity clients shifting on from Braun surfaced, the supervisor’s public feedback have been minimal. Sources have denied that Bieber and Grande have ceased working with him.
“All of Scooter Braun’s clients are underneath contract and negotiations have been happening for several months as Scooter steps into his bigger function as HYBE America CEO,” a supply shut to Braun instructed Variety.
“Individuals are spreading rumours primarily based on what they know, however they’re off. Scooter’s workforce at SB Initiatives are nonetheless dealing with each Justin and Ariana as they work by way of what this new construction appears like.”
You could find an inventory of the entire artists who’ve reportedly cut up from Braun right here.
On Twitter/X on Tuesday (22 August), Braun broke his silence and appeared to make mild of the state of affairs.
“Breaking information… I’m now not managing myself,” he stated.