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

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezBiden lines up high-profile surrogates to campaign in Iowa New economic confidence polls show why Bernie won't win the White House Ocasio-Cortez rips 'public charge' decision: 'The American Dream isn't a private club with a cover charge' MORE (D-N.Y.) on Friday voiced support for artist Taylor SwiftTaylor Alison SwiftTaylor Swift on publicist's Trump warning before political post: 'F--- that, I don't care' Taylor Swift talks politics, her new song: 'I wrote it after the midterm elections' Hillary Clinton to attend Sundance for premiere of 'Hillary' MORE on Twitter.

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


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."