Sunday, April 21, 2024

Scooter Braun Marriage Trouble: Did Taylor Swift Leave Clues in Songs? Justin Bieber Faces Second Mentor Personal Debacle


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.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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