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.


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."