Fangirl Nonsense: Swifities swarm Jack Antonoff’s wedding after Taylor Swift is paparazzied on Long Beach Island. Keke Palmer and Usher team up for “Boyfriend” music video shading Keke’s ex Darius Dalton who previously slut shamed Keke for what she wore to an Usher performance.
Jesse Rutherford from The Neighbourhood released a solo album that includes degrading lyrics about his relationships with Billie Eilish.
Kpop girl group and hit sensation Fifty Fifty files charges against their agency ATTRAKT over financial issues and files to suspend their contract with the agency. This comes after ATTRAKT filed charges with creative group The Givers who produced their hit song “Cupid” and worked closely in managing the girl group during their debut. All of these legal matters have prevented Fifty Fifty from participating in promotions in the peak of their viral success. This harkens back to boy band history of the 90s and Lou Pearlman’s financial mismanagement of the Backstreet Boys.
This week, rumors that Justin Bieber is leaving Scooter Braun as his manager circulated the internet. While those statements were quickly dismissed, Demi Lovato and Ariana Grande have been confirmed to leave Scooter’s SB Projects and seek other management. We discuss why each of these artists may have different reasons for leaving their longtime manager and why Scooter’s priorities may be shifting with his new position as CEO of HYBE America. We also discuss why everyone on the internet hates Scooter Braun and where Taylor Swift’s own feud stems from.
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Sources for Scooter Braun’s Clients Are Leaving + Fifty Fifty File Charges Against Agency
FIFTY FIFTY break silence on lawsuit against their label Attrakt (NME, Puah Ziwei, Aug 18, 2023)
K-pop group FIFTY FIFTY file to suspend contracts with agency Attrakt (NME, Gladys Yeo, June 28, 2023)
FIFTY FIFTY’s Agency Explains Group’s Lack Of Promotions And Legal Battle Against Third Parties (Soompi, S Cho, June 23, 2023)
FIFTY FIFTY’s Agency Files Criminal Charges Against Former Co-CEO Ahn Sung Il (SIAHN) (Soompi, E Cha, June 27, 2023)
Billie Eilish’s Controversial Ex Jesse Rutherford Is Being Called Out For His “Disturbing” And “Disrespectful” Lyrics That Are Seemingly About Her (Buzzfeed News, Stephanie Soteriou, August 21, 2023)
Billie Eilish Fans Slam Her Ex For ‘Disturbing’ Song Lyrics That Seemingly Reference Her (Huffpost, Jazmin Tolliver, August 21, 2023)
Demi Lovato, Scooter Braun Part Ways (The Hollywood Reporter, Mesfin Fekadu, August 21, 2023)
Demi Lovato Splits With Manager Scooter Braun (Billboard, Lyndsey Haven, August 21, 2023)
Demi Lovato Breaks With Manager Scooter Braun (Rolling Stone, Jon Blistein, August 21, 2023)
What Demi Lovato Leaving Scooter Braun Means For the Rest of His Clients (StyleCaster, Lea Voloso, August 21, 2023)
Justin Bieber shuts down rumors he’s splitting from longtime manager Scooter Braun (Page Six, Desiree Murphy and Carlos Greer, August 18, 2023)
What Do You Mean Justin Bieber and Scooter Braun Are Breaking Up? (Vulture, Jason P. Frank, August 18, 2023)
Ariana Grande Parts Ways With Manager Scooter Braun (Billboard, Chris Eggertsen, August 21, 2023)
Ariana Grande and Ethan Slater: A Complete Timeline of Their Reported Relationship (Glamour, July 22, 2023)
Ariana Grande gets blasted by Ethan Slater’s estranged wife: She’s ‘not a girl’s girl’ (Page Six, Francesca Bacardi, July 27, 2023)
EXCLUSIVE: SCOOTER BRAUN WANTED TO SELL TAYLOR SWIFT HER MASTERS. WHAT HAPPENED? (Music Business Worldwide, Tim Ingham, June 23, 2023)
RELIVING THE TAYLOR SWIFT CATALOG SALE SAGA (AND FOLLOWING THE MONEY…) (Music Business Week, Tim Ingham, June 14, 2023)