Kanye West and Kim Kardashian could face three years in prison after leaking a private phone call with Taylor Swift (video below).
On July 17 Kardashian, 35, uploaded the private conversation, which reveals Swift gave West, 39, permission to release the song “Famous,” The Sun reports.
“I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex. I made that b**** famous,” sings West in the song -- lyrics he earlier sings to Swift for her approval, the phone conversation shows.
“Relationships are more important than punch lines,” West said after Swift expressed appreciation for the call, NBC News reports.
Swift also calls West her “friend,” adding the song is “like a compliment” and “obviously very tongue in cheek.”
She continues, adding he can use whatever lyrics he wishes to use as “people will know it is not a diss.”
Later on, however, Swift would tell the public that although she wanted a “friendly relationship” with West, she never gave her permission.
”Where is the video of Kanye telling me he was going to call me ‘that b****’ in his song?” she said on Instagram, adding that West failed to deliver on a promise to play the song for her so she could hear what he said. “It doesn’t exist because it never happened. You don’t get to control someone’s emotional response to being called ‘that b****’ in front of the entire world.”
“Of course I wanted to like the song. I wanted to believe Kanye when he told me I would love the song. I wanted us to have a friendly relationship,” she continued. “... Being falsely painted as a liar when I was never given the full story or played any part of the song is character assassination. I would very much like to be excluded from this narrative, one that I have never asked to be a part of, since 2009.”
Kardashian aimed to discredit her statements by revealing the phone call on social media, a plan that may have backfired now that Swift’s team is demanding legal action.
According to California penal code 632, recording calls without the permission of both parties is illegal. If the couple is charged, they could each face a felony sentence of up to three years in prison.