Kanye West’s newest Twitter proclamation is that he’s going to help Taylor Swift acquire her master recordings following the Scooter Braun-related 2019 controversy over the matter.
West took to Twitter to make the announcement in all caps, writing, “I’m going to personally see to it that Taylor Swift gets her masters back. Scooter is a close family friend.”
Following Swift’s response to Braun—who bought the singer’s masters when he purchased her former label Big Machine Label Group for over $300 million—reports surfaced that Swift could have acquired the rights to her music and/or the label itself. However, that isn’t exactly true.
According to Swift and her attorney Donald Passman, she was never given the opportunity to purchase her masters without signing a new deal with Big Machine, and under terms that she found to be objectionable.
In her statement regarding Braun purchasing Big Machine, which she posted on Tumblr, Swift