The drama between Taylor Swift, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West has been kicked up yet another notch, with reports claiming the ‘Shake It Off’ singer is now threatening legal action against the famous couple.
To bring you up to speed with what’s happened so far (as briefly as we possibly can), trouble started when Kanye released his track ‘Famous’, which features the lyrics: “For all my Southside *****s that know me best, I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex. I made that b**ch famous.”
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Taylor condemned the ‘misogynistic’ lyrics, with her reps claiming she never approved the track and was never aware of the ‘that b**ch’ lyric.
After Taylor made reference to the argument at the Grammys, Kanye tweeted to say she had given the song her blessing, before Kim told GQ in an interview that Swifty had ‘100% approved’ the track, prompting the ‘Bad Blood’ singer’s publicist to respond again.
THEN, on Sunday night (July 17), Kim took to Snapchat to share video footage of Kanye talking to Taylor about the ‘Famous’ lyrics on the phone (here’s the full transcript of that, including Tay saying it kind of felt like a compliment to have Kanye include her in the lyrics).
Of course, Taylor then had her say on Instagram, calling the leak ‘character assassination’ and adding: “I would very much like to be excluded from this narrative, one that I have never asked to be a part of, since 2009.”
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In the latest development, it’s being reported that Taylor’s team are threatening legal action against the pair, as they believe Kimye have violated the Californian law that states it is illegal to record phone calls without consent from both parties.
Taylor’s lawyers claim the singer did not give her permission and was not aware that the call was being taped.
A source told The Sun: “Taylor’s team believe that Kanye and Kim have quite clearly broken the law.
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“They are on a mission to destroy Taylor but there could be serious consequences because they made the phone call from California where it is illegal to tape calls without permission.
“They didn’t ask permission from Taylor and that could be considered a felony where the offenders can be jailed for up to three years.”