In an Instagram post addressed to Swift, Braun wrote that since Swift's statements "there have been numerous death threats against my family."
Singer and rapper Lizzo scored a whopping eight nominations, including bids for the top four awards, making her the show’s top-nominated.
Taylor Swift's former label Big Machine said on Monday that it will allow Swift to perform some of her early hits at an awards show this month.
The superstar publicly reignited her battle with the heads of her former label, saying it is threatening to bar her from going through with an upcoming performance and Netflix documentary over her plans to re-record her early albums.
“Cats” is based on British composer Andrew Lloyd Webber’s hugely-popular stage musical and features a star-studded cast including Judi Dench, Ian McKellen, James Corden, Idris Elba, Jennifer Hudson and Rebel Wilson.
US pop star Taylor Swift, who has won 23 American Music Awards, is up for five awards and could surpass Michael Jackson, who holds the record for most wins with 24 trophies.
More than 6,500 people signed an online petition urging her to cancel the performance, claiming the singer was "endorsing animal abuse".
Late musician XXXTentacion, 20, who was shot dead in an apparent robbery in Florida in June, earned two nods, including best new artist and best soul/R&B album for his debut release 17.
Clarkson, who is hosting the show, said she was asked to hold a moment of silence for the 10 victims who died Friday, but chose instead to call for "a moment of action."
YouTube said Swift's "Look What You Made Me Do" video was the biggest debut of any video in YouTube history, beating the 36 million mark set by South Korean singer Psy's "Gentleman."
Taylor Swift releases 'Look What You Made Me Do', a high-octane pop track in which she takes aim at unnamed subjects who have tried to bring her down.
Singer-songwriter said in her case against Denver DJ David Mueller that she wanted the chance to stand up for other women. Judge also dismisses Taylor from the DJ’s lawsuit in which he sued the Swifts for getting him fired and ruining his career.
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