Taylor Swift exposes performance ban 'punishment' from Scott Borchetta and Scooter Braun

Taylor Swift has blasted record executives Scott Borchetta and Scooter Braun for allegedly refusing to allow her to perform her own songs at the 2019 American Music Awards. 

In a series of messages she captioned "don't know what else to do", she describes how the men who bought the rights to her music are "punishing" her.

The expose comes after it was announced Swift would be honoured as the Artist of the Decade at the awards show. 

"Scott Borchetta and Scooter Braun have now said that I'm not allowed to perform my old songs on television because they claim that would be re-recording my music before I'm allowed to next year," she wrote. 

The 'Shake It Off' singer claimed that the legal troubles were affecting other projects she was working on - including a secret production she had been keeping under wraps. 

"Additionally - and this isn't the way I had planned on telling you this news - Netflix has created a documentary about my life for the past few years.

"Scott and Scooter have declined the use of my older music or performance footage for this project," she continued.  

Swift said she was sharing the situation hoping it might "change the awareness level for other artists, and potentially help them avoid a similar fate". 

"Basically, be a good little girl and shut up. Or you'll be punished," she wrote. 

"This is WRONG. Neither of these men had a hand in the writing of these songs." 

The 29-year-old implored her fans to help her by letting the music moguls "know how you feel about this".  

Swift's fans have seemingly already taken up the challenge, with one Twitter user exclaiming "SWIFTIES, IT'S WAR". 

"I just want to be able to perform MY OWN music. That's it," Swift said.

"I love you guys and I thought you should know what's been going on." 

Earlier this year, Swift described Braun - who was also Justin Bieber's manager - buying her music as something she'd never imagine in her "worst nightmares".