Jack Antonoff has something to say roller brownwho had bad blood with his best friend Taylor Swift for years while the manager lost many of his superstar clients.
Antonoff, 39, shared another “Sims” meme via his Instagram story on Sunday, August 27. The quote read, “Not now honey mom’s trying to figure out why.” Ariana Grande, Demi Lovato And Idina Menzel just fired Scooter Braun as manager.” In the image, the computer character stares intently at her computer as a baby bursts into flames on the floor.
Antonoff included a link to his band Bleachers. Live at Radio City Music Hall LP just below the viral meme. He also uploaded several other photos — including one of a man’s arm tattoo and two Instagram DMs urging him to “eat s—t” — to link to specific songs on the record, which was released on Friday, May August 25, was published.
Neither Antonoff nor Braun, 42, have addressed the social media posts further.
Braun – who rose to fame as a talent manager who spotted a teenager Justin Bieber on YouTube in the early 2000s — made headlines earlier this month after multiple reports surfaced that clients Bieber, 29, Grande, 30, Lovato, 31, and Menzel, 52, were looking for new representation.
A source close to the manager reported exclusively Us weekly in August that “all of Scooter Braun’s customers are signed and negotiations have been going on for several months as Scooter assumes his larger role as CEO of Hybe America.” People spread rumors based on what they know, but they are wrong. Scooter’s team at SB Projects are still looking after Justin and Ariana as they work out what this new structure will look like.”
Us has since confirmed that Braun is no longer managing Grande and Bieber.
“Justin has officially fired Scooter as his manager,” a second source exclusively shared Us on Wednesday August 23, noting that the wife of the Canadian native, Hailey Bieber (née Baldwin), “run the line” for the shift. The insider went on to claim that Justin “has been holding meetings with other managers for the past three years.”
For his part, Braun apparently responded to the news a day earlier, on Tuesday, August 22. “Breaking news…I’m getting overwhelmed,” he tweeted, seemingly playing on the viral trend of who else dumped brown.
Although Antonoff has no personal relationship with Braun, he is a close friend of Swift, 33. The midnight The singer announced back in 2019 that Braun’s $300 million purchase of Big Machine Records included her back catalog of music, which is believed to be worth $140 million. Swift was initially upset that she wasn’t given an opportunity to purchase her master’s before Braun’s Ithaca Holdings bought her.
“Never in my worst nightmare did I think Scooter would be the buyer. At any time [Big Machine Records founder] Scott Borchetta I heard the words ‘Scooter Braun’ fall out of my mouth as I was either crying or trying not to,” she wrote on Tumblr at the time. “He knew what he was doing; they both did. Controlling a woman who didn’t want to be associated with them. Unlimited time. That means forever.”
As of 2020, Swift has been collaborating with Antonoff to re-record all of their previous LPs, beginning with Fearless (Taylor’s version) in April 2021. Their fifth re-recording, 1989 (Taylor’s version)should fall in October.
Meanwhile, in 2020, Braun sold the masters of Swift’s first six albums to private equity fund Shamrock Capital for $300 million.