30, flirty and thriving! Taylor Swift stepped out in a gorgeous navy blue Oscar de la Renta jumpsuit at Billboard’s 2019 Women in Music on December 12, one day before her 30th birthday. The last look of her 20s was truly a winner and we love when the songstress pulls out an edgier ensemble.
Not only did the “Blank Space” artist attend the event but she was also honored as Woman of the Decade. Taylor has had a big year with the release of her Lover album, winning Artist of the Decade during the 2019 American Music Awards and performing at the Video Music Awards.
However, she has also been fighting some big battles — specifically, with Scooter Braun over the sale of her masters. The singer has accused the music exec of being the roadblock to performing her old songs and also hindering a Netflix documentary she has in the works. She called Scooter out during her Woman of the Decade speech and gave more perspective into her side of the situation.
“That is the unregulated world of private equity coming in and buying up our music as if it’s real estate … This just happened to me without my approval, consultation or consent,” Taylor began, according to People. “After I was denied the chance to purchase my music outright, my entire catalog was sold to Scooter Braun’s Ithaca Holdings. To this day, none of these investors have ever [contacted me] or my team directly to perform their due diligence on their investment in me to ask how I might feel about the new owner of my art, my music… my handwriting. Of course, Scooter never contacted me or my team to discuss it prior to the sale or even when it was announced.”
Some artists have come to the defense of Scooter and the songstress noted to be aware. “Let me just say that the definition of toxic male privilege in our industry is people saying, ‘But he’s always been nice to me’ when I’m raising valid concerns about artists and their rights to own their music,” she said. “Of course, he’s nice to people in this room, you have something he needs.”
Just in case there were any questions about the future of this feud, Tay added, “The fact is that private equity is what enabled this man to think, according to his own social media posts, that he could ‘buy me.’ Well, I’m obviously not going willingly.”
However, the “Delicate” artist did have a silver lining. “Yet, the most amazing thing was to discover that it would be the women in our industry, who would have my back and show me the most vocal support at one of the most difficult times. I will never ever forget it. Like, ever.” A-listers like , Halsey and more have rallied to support Taylor, and we’re here for legends supporting legends.
Needless to say, this is going to be a big decade for the star. Keep scrolling to see her latest look!
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