The feud between Kanye West and Taylor Swift, stemming from the 2009 VMA fiasco when West interrupted Swift’s Best Female Video speech to announce Beyonce’s Single Ladies video was the best video of all time, has turned into a huge ordeal that may lead to criminal prosecution.
According to TMZ, Swift threatened West with criminal prosecution months ago for secretly recording her phone conversation with him.
Last night, we all watched the drama unfold as Kim Kardashian posted several videos via snapchat of Swift on the phone with Yeezy, ultimately approving the mentioning of her name in West’s song “Famous.” Apparently, the mending friendship turned sour after the release of the record when Swift’s team claimed West had not reached out to her for her approval.
Things got heated when West’s wife, Kim got involved. After Swift denied giving approval and publicly dissed Yeezy during her acceptance speech at the Grammy’s, Kim was fed up. However, the videos could cause more damage than good, since TMZ has learned of a letter Swift’s lawyer sent to Ye’s attorney back in February.
According to the site, the letter threatens, “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 previously disseminated.”
Sources say based on the fact that California is a “two-party consent” state, both parties on a phone call have to consent to the recording in order for it to be legal, which could benefit Swift since it’s been reported that the recording was made in Los Angeles.
Things are getting interesting, especially since, Swift claims her issue with the song was not the line that was stated in the recording but “I made that b*tch famous.” Apparently, she feels the 2009 incident didn’t make her famous and she would rather not be referred to as “that b*tch.”
In the meantime, we will just have to wait to see how things proceed legally.