Rap superstar, Kanye West, might have to face penalties for leaking his phone call with Taylor Swift, the singer behind the album "21". Swift claimed that she was not involved in writing the lyrics of the song "Famous".
The rapper and the songwriter had a dispute over the lyrics of Kanye's debut, where Kanye included the line "I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex. ... Why? I made that b---- famous."
On Sunday night, Kim Kardashian, wife of Kanye West, and star of "Keeping Up With the Kardashians," released Snapchat footage showing the conversation that transpired between West and Swift. The footage was proof that Swift, via phone call, did approve the release of the lyrics.
During the phone conversation of Swift and West, the two exchanged comments on the song. The actual transcript of the conversation was also leaked out.
Upon letting Taylor know that the lyric was going to be included, Swift said "if people ask me about it I think it would be great for me to be like, 'Look, he called me and told me the line before it came out. Like, jokes on you guys, We're fine.'"
However, Swift's camp continuously denies the allegation. In her Instagram post, the singer defends herself by posting that she was never referred to as "that bitch" in the song. She also claimed that she was not involved in the production process since the concept was formed in 2009.
The state of California has a two-party consent law. According to Brown & Charbonneau, LLP, if Swift expected that the phone call would be private. West will have to face a year in prison and pay $2,500 for every violation committed.