According to TMZ, Taylor Swift is thinking about filing a crime report against Kanye West for illegally recording their phone conversation, and against Kim Kardashian for publicly releasing the audio. Sources familiar with the situation tell us Taylor is undecided and is trying to think through the consequences of filing a police report.
Read the rest of the story and the full transcript of the snapchat conversation after the break
TMZ broke the story … when Taylor’s team found out about the recording, her lawyer fired off a letter to Kanye’s attorney, threatening legal action and notifying him the recording was a criminal violation … punishable as a felony. We’re told Kanye made the recording in the L.A. area — and in California, a party to a phone conversation cannot record it unless all parties agree. Taylor had no idea she was being recorded.
Read the full transcript of the Snapchat recording below:
Kanye West: Okay, dope – you still got the Nashville number?
Taylor Swift: I still have the Nashville area code, but I had to change it.
[cuts to Kanye rapping] KW: “For all my southside n****s that know me best, I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex.”
TS: I’m like, this close to over exposure.
KW: Oh well, I think this is a really cool thing to have.
TS: I know. It’s like a compliment, kind of.
KW: What I give a f**k about is just you as a person, and as a friend, I want things that make you feel good. I don’t wanna do rap that makes people feel bad.
TS: Umm I mean, yeah. Go with whatever line you think is better. It’s obviously very tongue in cheek either way. And I really appreciate you telling me about it. That’s really nice.
KW: Oh, yeah. I just had a responsibility to you as a friend, and thanks for being so cool about it.
TS: Aw, thanks, um, yeah. I really appreciate it, like, the heads up is so nice. [muffled] without like even asking or seeing if I would be okay with it and I just really appreciate it. Like, I never would have expected you to like, tell me about a line in one of your songs.
KW: It’s pretty crazy.
TS: And then the flowers that you sent me, I like Instagrammed a picture of them and it’s like the most Instagram likes I’ve ever gotten. It was like 2.7 [Snapchat ends]
KW: Relationships are more important than punch lines, you know?
TS: Yeah! I don’t think anyone would listen to that and be like “That’s a real diss, she must be crying.” It’s just, you’ve got to tell the story that way it happened to you and the way that you experienced it. You honestly didn’t know who I was before that. It doesn’t matter that I sold 7 million of that album before you did that which is what happened, you didn’t know who I was before that. It’s fine.
TS: I might be in debt, but I can make these things happen. I have the ideas to do it and I create these things and concepts. I’m always going to respect you. I’m really glad that you have the respect to call me and tell me that as a friend about the song. It’s a really cool thing to do and a really good show of friendship so thank you.
KW: Thank you too.
TS: And you know, 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. Joke’s on you guys, we’re fine.’ You guys want to call this a feud; you want to call this throwing shade but right after the song comes out I’m going to be on a Grammys red carpet and they’re going to ask me about it and I’ll be like ‘he called me.’ It’s awesome that you’re so outspoken about this and be like ‘Yeah, she does. It made her famous.’ It’s more provocative to say ‘might still have sex.’ It doesn’t matter to me. There’s not one that hurts my feelings and one that doesn’t.