UPDATE: The Wests Could Face “Criminal Prosecution” For Taylor Swift Video Leak
UPDATE (07/18/2016 at 11:30 a.m.):
Back in February, the “Out of the Woods” singer threatened Yeezy with “criminal prosecution” for recording their phone call, as it violates her privacy, TMZ reports.
The right to record a phone call differs from state to state, but California is a two-party state. That means both parties must consent to the recording, not just the person taking the video.
The 26-year-old pop superstar definitely didn’t give Kanye, 39, the OK, later demanding he destroy all the evidence and provide proof “these recordings have not been previously disseminated."
So, Mrs. West’s leak could be treated as a felony if Taylor wants to file a suit.
Kim, you might look good in everything, but even you might clash with an orange jumpsuit.
do u guys follow me on snap chat? u really should ;-)Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) July 18, 2016
ORIGINAL (07/18/2016 at 8:45 a.m.):
The West family and Taylor Swift have some serious bad blood. For the past few months, it’s been speculated the pop star “approved” Kanye West’s controversial “Famous,” which Tay and her lawyers denied.
Now Kim Kardashian, 35, has presented the receipts, posting a very damning clip to her Snapchat account, which shows the “Blank Space” singer indeed heard the sexually charged lyrics and took them as a “compliment.”
In a lengthy set of videos, Kim’s husband Kanye, 39, is on the phone with Taylor and reads the lines, "For all my Southside n—as that know me best. I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex."
The 26-year-old is immediately on board with the eyebrow-raising assertion, joking, “I'm, like, this close to overexposure,” but adds, “I mean it's like a compliment, kind of.”
Yeezy repeatedly makes sure Tay is comfortable with the idea, explaining, "What I give a f—k [about] is you as a person, and as a friend, I want things that make you feel good. I don’t want to do rap that makes people feel bad."
Tom Hiddleston’s girlfriend swears she “appreciates” the gesture of running the lyrics by her, continuing, "I mean, I don't think anybody would listen to that and be like, 'Oh, that's a real diss.' You gotta tell the story that way that it happened to you and the way you experienced it."
Then — as Kanye and Kim have both said — she promises to confirm the dad of two phoned her beforehand, saying, "If people ask me about it, I think it would be great for me to be like, 'Look, he called me and told me the line before it came out. Joke's on you guys, we're fine.'"
But the frenemies are not fine, because Taylor claims Mr. West left out the “I made that bitch famous” portion of his song.
The "Out of the Woods" singer jumped on Instagram last night, July 17, to hit back at Kim's Snapchat.
"Where is the video of Kanye telling me he was going to call me 'that bitch' in his song?” she asked. “It doesn't exist because it never happened. You don't get to control someone's emotional response to being called 'that bitch' in front of the entire world."
The Grammy queen claims the “Ultralight Beams” performer was supposed to play the entire track for her at some point, but “never” did. Still, she did urge Kanye to go with “whatever line” he thought was best during their chat.
“While I wanted to be supportive of Kanye on the phone call, you cannot 'approve' a song you haven't heard,” she continued. “I would very much like to be excluded from this narrative, one that I never asked to be a part of, since 2009."
Sadly for Taylor, her response has only extended the life of her story with Kanye.