"This is just mean. This is punishment. This is hoping to silence her from speaking about things by dangling this over her head," Halsey wrote on her Instagram Story, referring to Swift's allegation that the two men, who own the masters to her back catalog of music, are refusing to allow her to use her old hits in her upcoming artist of the decade performance at the American Music Awards. (Braun and Borchetta have since denied this claim.)
Hadid, meanwhile, took the approach of addressing Braun and Borchetta directly. "Scott and Scooter, you know what the right thing to do is," the supermodel -- and Swift's longtime BFF -- tweeted. "Taylor and her fans deserve to celebrate the music!!"
what a complete power pull @scooterbraun@scottborchetta. the way this industry is set up, there are times where we have to get legal permission to perform anything we share rights to. but denying access like this is solely to play with and diminish a person. https://t.co/noNDUeFzYE
I stand in solidarity with all artists who try to bring their work in its best form to the fans. There’s no doubt that that’s what Taylor is trying to do. I hope these folks do the right thing. --❤️---- https://t.co/1eJaVseS1w