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Taylor Swift will re-record old songs after Scooter Braun's Big Machine deal

Singer Taylor Swift
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Taylor Swift told ABC's "Good Morning America" on Friday that she'll re-record her old albums next year, which she says is contractually allowed.

The backdrop: The pop songstress expressed her anger last month over how her back catalog was purchased by Scooter Braun's Ithaca Holdings in a $300 million deal for Big Machine Label Group that was sponsored by The Carlyle Group.

Nicki Minaj cancels performance in Saudi Arabia

Rapper Nicki Minaj performing
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Rapper Nicki Minaj on Tuesday canceled her performance in Saudi Arabia, citing her "support for the rights of women, the LGBTQ community and freedom of expression," CNN reports.

The big picture: The hip-hop artist was scheduled to headline act at the Jeddah World Fest on July 18, as the "ultraconservative kingdom" works to shake off its reputation for strict regulations on entertainment, per AP.