Justin went on to defend Scooter, claiming that his manager had nothing to do with his Instagram post from summer 2016. "Scooter has had your back since the days you graciously let me open up for you," he added. "As the years have passed we haven’t crossed paths and gotten to communicate our differences, hurts, or frustrations. So for you to take it to social media and get people to hate on Scooter isn’t fair."
The singer continued, challenging Taylor's intentions behind her Tumblr blog. "What were you trying to accomplish by posting that blog?" he asked. "Seems to me like it was to get sympathy u also knew that in posting that your fans would go and bully Scooter." Justin's response concluded by telling Taylor that both he and Scooter love her, adding: "I’m sure Scooter and I would love to talk to you and resolve any conflict, pain, or any feelings that need to be addressed. Neither Scooter or I have anything negative to say about you; we truly want the best for you."
At the time of writing, Taylor hasn't responded to Justin's apology or defence of Scooter. Her initial Tumblr post described Scooter's acquisition of her former label as her "worst nightmare," suggesting that the music executive allegedly tried to dismantle her career. "Thankfully, I am now signed to a label that believes I should own anything I create," her blog stated, adding, "And hopefully, young artists or kids with musical dreams will read this and learn about how to better protect themselves in a negotiation. You deserve to own the art you make."