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Ocasio-Cortez voices support for Taylor Swift in artist's battle to perform her songs

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezNY House Democrats demand repeal of SALT cap The Memo: How liberal will the Biden presidency be? Five hurdles Democrats face to pass an infrastructure bill MORE (D-N.Y.) on Friday voiced support for artist Taylor SwiftTaylor Alison SwiftThe Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by ExxonMobil - Supreme Court announces unanimous rulings Taylor Swift donates ,000 to family whose father died of COVID-19 Music sales spike in 2020 amid coronavirus pandemic MORE on Twitter.

The award-winning singer and songwriter tweeted Thursday about her ongoing battle against record executives Scooter Braun and Scott Borchetta.

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According to Swift's tweet, Braun and Borchetta, who own the rights to Swift's older songs, are prohibiting the 29-year-old from performing those songs live. 

The freshman congresswoman took to Twitter to show her support for Swift.

"Private equity groups' predatory practices actively hurt millions of Americans," Ocasio-Cortez tweeted on Friday.

"Their leveraged buyouts have destroyed the lives of retail workers across the country, scrapping 1+ million jobs. Now they’re holding @taylorswift13’s own music hostage. They need to be reigned in."

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