Taylor Swift is not only pissed at Kanye West for taping a phone call in which the two discussed the emcee’s Famous lyrics, she’s willing to see him prosecuted for it.
TMZ reported on Monday that the pop-country star threatened the rapper with criminal prosecution months ago for allegedly secretly recording their conversation. That’s illegal in the state of California, where West was reportedly located for his end of the telephone discussion.
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Recording a phone call without both parties’ consent is a felony in the Golden State.
The letter from Swift’s attorney states: “Demand is hereby made that you immediately destroy all such recordings, provide us of assurance that this has been done, and also assurance that these recordings have not been previously disseminated,” per the Hollywood gossip website, which claims to have a copy.
In addition to the potential criminal prosecution, Swift can also file an actual lawsuit.
Yesterday, the rapper's wife Kim Kardashian posted a Snapchat of Kanye on the phone with the Shake It Off singer where he was filmed reciting his lyrics to her.
The rapper reads her: "To all the Southside n*ggas, I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex” before adding, “I think this is a really cool thing to happen.”
Taylor responded: "Yeah I mean, go with whatever line you think works better, it's obviously very tongue-in-cheek either way... And I really appreciate you telling me about it, that's really nice."
Kanye adds: "All I give a f*ck about is you as a person and as a friend. I want things that make you feel good."
Kim also took to Twitter to direct people to her Snapchat!
do u guys follow me on snap chat? u really should ;-)— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) July 18, 2016
Theres a BIG difference between shading someone and speaking the truth!— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) July 18, 2016
I see you guys loving Kanye's exclusive footage in tonights episode! He shoots everything while creating albums. So dope— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) July 18, 2016
Wait it's legit National Snake Day?!?!?They have holidays for everybody, I mean everything these days! 🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) July 17, 2016
In a tell-all interview last week with GQ, the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star revealed that Taylor, 25, gave Yeezy the all-clear to release the track: "I swear, my husband gets so much sh*t for things when he really was doing proper protocol and even called to get it approved."
"I swear, my husband gets so much sh*t for things when he really was doing proper protocol and even called to get it approved."
BUT to throw a spanner in the works, Taylor - who's currently in the Gold Coast with her boyfriend Tom Hiddleston, point blank denied she was ever OK with the controversial song.
Her rep said: “Taylor does not hold anything against Kim Kardashian as she recognises the pressure Kim must be under and that she is only repeating what she has been told by Kanye West."