Taylor Swift Threatened Kanye West With Criminal Prosecution Over Recorded Phone Call

Rapper taped audio approval of certain lyrics for his song “Famous”

Kanye West Defends Taylor Swift Lyrics in "Famous"
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Taylor Swift is not only pissed at Kanye West for taping a phone call in which the two discussed the emcee’s “Famous” lyrics, she’s willing to see him prosecuted for it.

TMZ reported on Monday that the pop-country star threatened the rapper with criminal prosecution months ago for allegedly secretly recording their conversation. That’s illegal in the state of California, where West was reportedly located for his end of the telephone discussion.

Recording a phone call without both parties’ consent is a felony in the Golden State.

The letter from Swift’s attorney states: “Demand is hereby made that you immediately destroy all such recordings, provide us of assurance that this has been done, and also assurance that these recordings have not been previously disseminated,” per the Hollywood gossip website, which claims to have a copy.

In addition to the potential criminal prosecution, Swift can also file an actual lawsuit.

Swift’s publicist did not immediately return TheWrap‘s request for comment.