“For all my south side n***** that know me best, I feel like me an Taylor might still have sex. Why? I made that bitch famous,” is the first verse of Kanye West’s fourth track on his 2016 album “The Life of Pablo,” titled “Famous.”
Last night, Kim Kardashian took to Snapchat and revealed a recorded phone conversation between West and Swift. In it, the viewer hears Swift give her blessing to part of said verse, and both seem to have a cordial relationship, given their interesting history together.
Swift seems to have a dog in the fight, because according to her Twitter, she did not clear the part of the verse when he calls her a bitch he made famous. The video shows that he didn’t clear that with the pop superstar. She also says the conversation is secretly recorded.
That moment when Kanye West secretly records your phone call, then Kim posts it on the Internet. pic.twitter.com/4GJqdyykQu
— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) July 18, 2016
If this isn’t the biggest PR stunt of this year, The Louis Vuitton Don may find himself in a pickle. Assuming the conversation took place in California, it is a two-party consent state, according to the Digital Media Law Project.
“If you are operating in California, you should always get the consent of all parties before recording any conversation that common sense tells you might be “private” or “confidential.” In addition to subjecting you to criminal prosecution, violating the California wiretapping law can expose you to a civil lawsuit for damages by an injured party. See Cal. Penal Code 637.2,” the website read.
Whatever the case may be, Kim Kardashian’s impulsive decision to expose Swift is making waves on social media worldwide. Did Kanye make Taylor famous? Let us know what you think in the comments.