The news overnight that rock star manager Scooter Braun’s publicly happy marriage was in tatters may not have been news to Taylor Swift.
Fans were quick to point out that Swift, who knows and sees all, had the goods on her mortal enemy last year and maybe even earlier, and laid out the clues in songs.
The most recent example was on the album “Folklore,” released just a year ago. In the song “Mad Woman,” Swift sings:
I’m taking my time, taking my time
‘Cause you took everything from me
Watching you climb, watching you climb
Over people like me
The master of spin has a couple side flings
Good wives always know
She should be mad, should be scathing like me
Swift was furious about Braun buying her recording masters from Big Machine Records, and then selling them to an investment firm. The feud has intensified since Taylor has re-recorded her catalog so the original recordings are useless and worthless.
In 2020, on the album, “Lover,” Swift not only recorded a song called “The Man,” but dressed in drag to play a male executive who was pretending to be a great family man. Was that Scooter? She sang:
They’d say I played the ﬁeld before I found someone to commit to
And that would be ok
For me to do
Every conquest I had made would make me more of a boss to you
So Swift clearly knew from her dealings with Braun things about his personal life, and presented them so they were open secrets.
Page Six and TMZ’s reports that Braun’s wife, Yael, mother of his three children, is separating from him is certainly a bombshell. Braun has gone to great lengths to portray a happy marriage and family on social media. But as recently as last week there were rumors in Page Six that he’d been cheating possibly with a reality star and spending time in sex clubs. The same rumors turned up in online gossip site, Deux Moi.
As thick as Justin Bieber is, the similarities of these new developments cant be lost on him. It was less than a year ago that his religious and spiritual leader, Carl Lentz of Hillsong Church, was exposed as a philanderer. The Church fired him, as did Bieber. As revelations of Lentz’s double life came out, things just got worse and worse.
If Braun’s separation does turn into a divorce, a lot is at stake. Based on the money he’s made manager Bieber, Ariana Grande, and Demi Lovato, his net worth is said to be around $400 million. That doesn’t factor in his company’s recent merger with the group that owns Korean KPop boyband BTS. Wife Yael could walk away with quite a haul, putting her right behind Mrs. Bezos and Mrs. Gates as top Single to Mingle.
And where is Hollywood divorce super lawyer Laura Wasser? This may be the beginning of a long, hot summer.