It’s been widely reported that Swift was considering legal action over the call, in which she enthuses over the line in West’s song ‘Famous’ in which West says: “Feel like me and Taylor Swift might still have sex.” However, West doesn’t state in the phone call that the following lyric will be: “Why? I made that bitch famous.”
Despite the call seemingly leaking without Swift’s permission, it has emerged that local California privacy laws mean that Swift will be unable to take any action against West or his wife.
Swift appeared unaware that her conversation with West was being taped, and California law states that releasing “confidential communication” online is illegal. However, that law does not apply if the conversation “may be overheard” – and the full conversation between West and Swift sees other parties, including leading producer Rick Rubin join the couple’s discussions.
Swift had called the leaking of the phone call “character assassination”, because of the fact West hadn’t mentioned the “I made that bitch famous” segment of ‘Famous’. West has stayed unusually silent on Twitter since publicising the screenings of the ‘Famous’ video.