Taylor Swift opened up to Entertainment Weekly about the dispute she had with Scooter Braun over her masters and said it felt like a “divorce.”
The singer confirmed that two songs from folklore – “My Tears Ricochet” and “Mad Woman” were inspired by the ordeal.
She told the magazine, “I found myself being very triggered by any stories, movies, or narratives revolving around divorce.”
She continued, “I think that happens any time you’ve been in a 15-year relationship and it end in a messy, upsetting way.”
In June 2019, Braun bought the rights to Swift's catalog from her original label, Big Machine. According to Swift, she was unable to negotiate to get the masters for her first six albums back unless she signed an ironclad NDA saying she would never speak negatively about Braun. Instead, her music, videos and album art was sold to Shamrock Holdings in November 2020.