Kelly Clarkson Has Some Advice For Taylor Swift On Her Beef With Scooter Braun

Kelly Clarkson has some words of wisdom for Taylor Swift as she continues her public battle with Scooter Braun. Clarkson appears to be Team Swift in the ordeal and offered some advice for the singer on Twitter. 

@taylorswift13 just a thought, U should go in & re-record all the songs that U don’t own the masters on exactly how U did them but put brand new art & some kind of incentive so fans will no longer buy the old versions,” she tweeted at the singer on Saturday. “I’d buy all of the new versions just to prove a point.”

Last month, Swift posted a letter explaining that Scooter Braun was acquiring all of her old masters with his purchase of her former label, Big Machine Records. She wrote:

“This is my worst case scenario. This is what happens when you sign a deal at fifteen to someone for whom the term ‘loyalty’ is clearly just a contractual concept. And when that man says ‘Music has value’, he means its value is beholden to men who had no part in creating it. When I left my masters in Scott’s hands, I made peace with the fact that eventually he would sell them. Never in my worst nightmares did I imagine the buyer would be Scooter. Any time Scott Borchetta has heard the words ‘Scooter Braun’ escape my lips, it was when I was either crying or trying not to. He knew what he was doing; they both did. Controlling a woman who didn’t want to be associated with them. In perpetuity. That means forever.When I left my masters in Scott’s hands, I made peace with the fact that eventually he would sell them. Never in my worst nightmares did I imagine the buyer would be Scooter. Any time Scott Borchetta has heard the words ‘Scooter Braun’ escape my lips, it was when I was either crying or trying not to. He knew what he was doing; they both did. Controlling a woman who didn’t want to be associated with them. In perpetuity. That means forever.”

Clarkson has had her own problems with the music industry. In 2017, she opened up to Variety about her complicated time while signed to RCA Records, including issues with industry mogul Clive Davis. 

“I was told that was a shitty song because it didn’t rhyme,” Clarkson said of her 2004 hit “Because of You.” “A group of men thought it was OK to sit around a young woman and bully her. I was told I should shut up and sing.” 

In Davis’s 2013 memoir, he wrote that he didn’t think Clarkson was capable to write her own songs, which she fired back at.

“Here’s the thing, it always sounds like I’m going against Clive Davis. You have no idea how excited I was when I found out he was taking over,” she said. “It’s like meeting someone you’ve idolized since you were a kid and being let down. The only victory I see from the last 15 years is honestly just the fact that, even in such an incredibly not-healthy environment, we were very successful.”

This article first appeared on ELLE.