As the popular singer accused her former manager of bullying her, her friends were those who came out in support, and Todrick Hall was one of those friends, calling Scooter Braun a homophobe. Swift spoke out against Braun—who manages artists including Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber—after it was announced that he had purchased the rights to her back catalogue as part of a $300 million merger with her former label. Swift added that it was sad and grossing out, but it still did not come as a surprise, because Braun had been bullying her for years. Hall, who recently collaborated with Swift on her queer-themed ‘You Need To Calm Down’ video, came to his friend’s defense, saying that Braun is a selfish and money-focused man who had been very clear about not liking Taylor, and Todrick is also sure that Braun does not like him and his community too. Allison Kaye, Braun’s long-time deputy and president of his management company SB Projects, called Hall’s tweet “disgusting and defamatory.” She alleged that Hall was dropped by SB Projects after they found out he was “stealing from fans on your Christmas tour,” and Hall, replied to this with a screenshot showing that between the Christmas tour and the SB withdrawal was at least a 2-year gap.