According to TMZ, the man behind some of the biggest acts in music may be entering into the political world.
Scooter Braun, manager of artists like Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, and Carly Rae Jepsen, is reportedly being tapped up by Democratic donors for a possible gubernatorial run in California. TMZ reports:
“A number of Democratic fundraisers and political operatives in the state have approached Braun, because they believe, as one source put it, the current candidates — Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom and former L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa are flawed.”
Braun has moved in Democratic circles over the years, donating and fundraising for Hilary Clinton’s campaign last year.
But it was Braun’s composure and eloquence during the Ariana Grande Manchester benefit concert that raised eyebrows in political circles.
According to TMZ:
“There was something of a groundswell — Scooter for Governor — after he gave an emotional speech at Ariana Grande’s Manchester concert to raise money for the victims of the terror attack.”
While introducing Ariana Grande, Braun spoke about Manchester’s perseverance in the face of terror,
“Last night, this nation was challenged, and you had a decision to make whether to come out here tonight. And this is so beautiful. You looked fear in the face and said, ‘No. This is Manchester…’ Manchester, your bravery is our hope.”
He went on,
“Evil will test us. It will show its face again. But because of you, as a worldwide community, we will be fearless, will will be great and we will honor our children. We owe it to them to be brave… Hatred will never win, fear will never divide us, because on this day we all stood with Manchester.”
Honestly, this may be a smart move by Democrats. The party has grown old, stale, and wildly out of touch with its rapidly left-leaning base.
Braun clearly has his fingers on the pulse of the culture, managing some of the biggest artists in the world.
His social media profiles are full of progressive politics and often critical of Trump’s policies. Braun posted a long message on Instagram in response to GOP efforts to repeal Obamacare.
Today I went to work and I did my job. We booked some tours…strategized on selling some shows…worked to protect our clients…discussed some songs…and tried our best to make sure all those who work for us feel good about the experience. Now I don’t want to take away from what we do but it ain’t that important! When people are talking to me about our drama like it is the most important news ever I’m grateful but come on. Today the president disrespected those who have had more courage than he ever did. Today millions are living in fear of losing their healthcare with no plan in site. Today someone probably just a few miles from YOU right now is standing over a hospital bed praying someone they love recovers and makes it back to them. I know Pop culture is fun and amazing and interesting and I of all people am grateful for how it has changed my life…but it isn’t nor should it ever be our priority. Pop culture is best discussed when it is used to make us smile, escape our issues for a moment, or shed a light on real issues. So remember that…and let’s try and get back to the Real Issues. See you at work tomorrow. -Scooter
Scooter also hilariously trolled the RNC when they asked Justin Bieber to perform, Braun told them he would do the performance if he could wear a “Black Lives Matter” shirt. The RNC declined.