Eric Church is in a stink with Taylor Swift fans over a new cryptic teaser promoting his next album, The Outsiders.

Now pulled from the Internet, the YouTube video featured a clip of Taylor’s Pinnacle Award acceptance speech at the CMA Awards, recalling how she replaced Eric on a Rascal Flatts tour. The clip then repeated Taylor saying, “Eric Church got fired,” over and over.

What a lot of people don’t know is that Eric and Taylor are actually friends. Before he filmed the teaser, he asked Taylor directly if he could use the clip to get his fans excited about the new music. Taylor gave Eric the green light, but then she talked to her record label, which said that the video had to be pulled from the Web.