Taylor Swift believes her masters belong with her, and she's not willing to shake Scooter Braun's ownership of them off.
Swift in an interview with CBS This Morning set to air over the weekend revealed she plans to go back and re-record her earlier songs after Braun, the manager she called out in June, purchased her old label and obtained the rights to the masters.
"Yeah, absolutely," Swift responded when asked if re-recording her songs is her plan, although she did not provide more information about when this might happen.
Swift earlier this summer spoke out after Braun purchased Big Machine Label Group in a $300 million deal, getting the masters of her first six albums in the process. In a Tumblr post, the pop star alleged that she was subjected to "incessant, manipulative bullying" by Braun for years and that he has now "stripped me of my life's work, that I wasn't given an opportunity to buy," adding that this was her "worst case scenario." Braun is Kanye West's former manager, and her in post, Swift references West by writing that he "organized a revenge porn music video which strips my body naked," referencing the music video Famous, which depicts a nude Swift.
At the time, some suggested that Swift could re-record her early work in an attempt to gain ownership over the songs, with Kelly Clarkson tweeting as much while writing, "I'd buy all of the new versions just to prove a point." Swift's ability to actually re-record the songs legally is a bit unclear, though, with one industry expert telling The New York Post on Wednesday that "she's not contractually allowed to do so." Swift's seventh album, Lover, will be released on Aug. 23.