Taylor Swift Threatens to Sue Kanye West after Leakage of ‘Famous’ Phone call
Taylor Swift’s attorney issued a strongly worded letter to Kanye West’s lawyer months ago warning that his covert recording of their discussion of his track “Famous” on the phone was a felony offense, TMZ reports.
“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,” the letter allegedly said.
The new report lends weight to Kardashian’s assertion in her recent GQ profile that Swift’s attorney had sent a letter to the effect of, “Don’t ever let that footage come out of me saying that. Destroy it.’”
West’s phone exchange with Swift was shot at the time in case he ever wanted to make a documentary, Kardashian told her profiler.
Swift’s team called Kardashian’s claims that the singer had approved the most provocative line in “Famous” (“I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex / Why? I made that b—h famous”) “incorrect” in a statement to the magazine, and also specified that the call had taken place in January while Swift was on vacation with her family.
The contested call re-entered public consciousness this week after Kardashian discussed the Swift-West feud on “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” and proceeded to leak the video footage in a series of Snapchat snaps, to the collective delight of Twitter.
Swift issued a furious retort minutes later in a screengrabbed statement captioned, “That moment when Kanye West secretly records your phone call, then Kim posts it on the Internet” — insisting she had never been warned that West would call her “that b—h.”
“Being falsely painted as a liar when I was never given the full story or played any part of the song is character assassination,” she wrote. “I would very much like to be excluded from this narrative, one that I have never asked to be a part of, since 2009.”