Taylor Swift Gives Stirring Acceptance Speech After Winning Billboard Woman of the Decade Award
Taylor Swift has once again publicly slammed Scooter Braun, this time while being honored with Billboard‘s first-ever Woman of the Decade Award. “As a female in this industry, some people will always have slight reservations about you: whether you deserve to be there, whether your male producer or co-writer is the reason for your success, or whether it was a savvy record label–it wasn’t,” she said at the start of her speech, taking a dig at Braun’s Big Machine Records.
She went on to say about him buying her back catalog, “I’m fairly certain he knew how I would feel about it. And 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. Of course he’s nice to you. If you’re in this room, you have something he needs.”