Taylor Swift responds to recording of her phone call with Kanye West -- but netizens notice THIS

19 July 2016 / 3 months 1 week ago

You would probably have heard of the Kanye-Taylor feud by now, which has been dominating Hollywood news.

It all started when Kanye West released his infamous 'Famous' video with some lyrics Taylor Swift did NOT like.

The song contains the controversial lyric “I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex / Why? I made that bitch famous.”

She claimed to have 'never heard' the song before, and 'never approved' it.

Following the release of the song, Kanye defended himself on Twitter, stating that he called Taylor about the line in advance, and received her blessing.

It was a he-says, she-says incident, until West's wife, Kim Kardashian uploaded a Snapchat of their conversation.

In the clip, Kanye was in a phone call with Taylor (whom he calls by name), reading out some lyrics to her.

"I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex," Kanye recited. Taylor laughs in response, calling it a 'compliment'.

"Go with whatever line you think is better, it's obviously very tongue-in-cheek," she is then heard saying.

In reference to 'making her famous', she replied, "It's obvious you didn't know me before that."

Swift added:

"I really appreciate you telling me about it, that's really nice."

"Yeah I just have a responsibility to you as a friend. Thanks for being so cool about it," Kanye replied.

The entire conversation just seemed all friendly and cool... until Taylor said she was NOT cool about it. 

Kim K then uploaded the 'evidence' on Snapchat:


After the Snapchat video went viral, the pop star responded in an Instagram post. She expressed that she was never consulted about the 'that bitch' part of the lyric.


That moment when Kanye West secretly records your phone call, then Kim posts it on the Internet.

A photo posted by Taylor Swift (@taylorswift) on

Jul 17, 2016 at 9:14pm PDT

Eagle-eyed netizens noticed that the note had a 'Search' on the top left hand corner, which perhaps meant that she wrote her response a long time ago and then searched it to be published recently. 

Did she already know the phone call was going to be released by Kim K?

Meanwhile, Kanye and Kim may run into serious legal trouble for the stunt, depending on where the call took place. In California, it’s a violation of the California Wiretapping Act to record a phone call without the consent of both parties on the call. 

According to the experts who spoke to Gizmodo, a prosecutor could very reasonably bring charges.

“Let’s put it easily, in California you’re not allowed to tape a person without their knowledge and consent,” said Laurie Levenson, a professor of Law at Loyola School.

“I think this might be a misdemeanor, but it may raise issues of federal law, and that may be a felony.”

Read more about Taylor Swift and the feud here.

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