Taylor Swift gets the support of Shania Twain in her battle with Scooter Braun: 'I'll always support the artist and their access to their own music'
Shania Twain is set to perform at the American Music Awards for the first time since 2003.
Ahead of her return to the AMA stage, Twain weighed-in on fellow performer Taylor Swift's claim that Scooter Braun and her former record label had banned her from singing her older songs at the event.
'I don't know a lot about the details of that, but I'm a big supporter of Taylor, she said during an interview with USA Today. 'I think she's just incredibly brilliant.'
I got your back: Shania Twain gave her support to Taylor Swift in her fight to perform her old songs in a new interview with USA Today
The legendary singer, 54, admitted she doesn't have any inside information on the controversy, but made a point to reveal that she likes to side with the artists when it comes to song ownership.
'I haven't had a chance to talk to her about it and I don't really know where everybody is coming from,' she added.
'But I'll always support the artist and their access to their own music. It seems a bit ridiculous to not have that.
Her take: 'I'll always support the artist and their access to their own music. It seems a bit ridiculous to not have that,' Twain said of the Swift controversy; she is pictured performing during the halftime show of Super Bowl XXXVII in San Diego in January 2003
Braun, 38, purchased Swift's first label, Big Machine Records, which in turn gave him the rights to the original masters to her first six albums, which she had been trying to buy back for years.
Incensed that she didn't have a chance to buy back her work, Swift has taken to social media to call him an 'incessant, manipulative bully' in a Tumblr post.
Just this week, Braun confirmed a report from TMZ that revealed Swift fans were sending death threats to his offices.
Shortly thereafter, Swift was given permission to sing any of her songs at the AMAs, where she's slated to receive the Artist of the Decade Award.
Fighting the good fight: After stating her case on social media and beyond, Swift was given permission to sing any of her songs at the AMAs
The list of performers also includes Selena Gomez, Camila Cabello, Billie Eilish, the Jonas Brothers, Christina Aguilera & A Great Big World, Green Day, Post Malone featuring Travis Scott and Ozzy Osbourne and Toni Braxton.
Both Twain and Swift are slated to perform a medley of their greatest hits respectively.
With sales of over 100 million records over her illustrious career, Twain is the best-selling female artist in country music history.
The 2019 American Music Awards goes off this Sunday, November 24, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, beginning at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
Battle! Swift has been harsh in her criticism of Scooter Braun after he bought her former label, Big Machine Records, which in turn gave him the rights to the masters to her first six albums