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24/04/2020 08:11 BST

Taylor Swift Accuses Scooter Braun Of 'Greed In The Time Of Coronavirus' As She Reignites Feud

The singer has spoken out after her former label unveiled a new "live album" of hers without her approval.

Taylor Swift has accused Scooter Braun and her former record label of “shameless greed in the time of coronavirus”, after it was revealed a live album of hers was being released without her approval.

On Thursday night, Taylor reignited her feud with the high-profile music manager, who she first took aim at last year when it was revealed that he had bought her old label, Big Machine, and therefore owned the masters to her first six albums.

At the time, the chart-topping singer claimed that Scooter (and acts he managed) had “bullied” her for years, including at a time she said was her “lowest point”.

She’s now put him on blast once again, after Big Machine announced a new album of live performances was being put on sale. 

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Taylor Swift at the Golden Globes in January

“I want to thank my fans for making me aware that my old record label is putting out an ‘album’ of live performances of mine tonight,” she wrote.

“This recording is from a 2008 radio show performance I did when I was 18. Big Machine has listed the date as a 2017 release but they’re actually releasing it tonight at midnight.

“I’m always honest with you guys about this stuff so I just wanted to tell you that this release is not approved by me. It looks to me like Scooter and his financial backers… have seen the latest balance sheets and realised that paying $330 million (£268 million) for my music wasn’t exactly a wise choice and they need the money.”

Taylor added: “In my opinion… just another case of shameless greed in the time of coronavirus. So tasteless, but very transparent.”

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Scooter Braun – best known as Justin Bieber's manager – owns the masters to Taylor's first six albums

But this isn’t the only ongoing feud of Taylor’s that has reopened in recent times.

Last month, she and Kim Kardashian both broke their silence after more of the infamous recorded phone call between Taylor and Kanye West was posted online.

And while Taylor took the opportunity to encourage her fans to donate to coronavirus relief projects, Kim instead fired off some tweets maintaining that the singer “lied through her publicist” about the matter.