Woah, this changes everything! Taylor Swift freaked out that Kanye West ‘secretly recorded’ their phone call and Kim Kardashian posted it on Snapchat, so we were expecting a lawsuit to follow. However, a new report claims she definitely knew others were listening! Here’s the scoop.
This is a HUGE development! TMZ reports on July 19 that Taylor Swift, 26, did, in fact, know that other people were listening in when Kanye West, 39, called her to get her thoughts on his controversial lyrics in “Famous.” If true, this would mean that Taylor has no grounds for a lawsuit. California law protects people from being recorded who are partaking in a “confidential communication.” However, it cannot be considered “confidential” if the conversation “may be overheard.”
“But why would Taylor assume she was being overheard?” you may ask yourself. We saw the Snaps that Kim Kardashian uploaded, and though we could see Rick Rubin in the video, there was no way for Taylor to know he was there, right?
Maybe not. TMZ says that they’ve now seen the full video, and Rick repeatedly speaks out loud to Taylor, making it clear that she’s on speakerphone. You can also apparently hear several of the camera crew speaking in the background.
This is exactly the opposite of what Taylor said immediately following the release of the tapes, when she furiously typed a rant captioned “that moment when Kanye West secretly records your phone call, then Kim posts it on the Internet.” If what TMZ says is true, it would crush any chance of Taylor suing Kim or Kanye for releasing the tape without her permission.
HollywoodLifers, do you believe that Taylor really did know people were listening in on her call with Kanye? Share your thoughts with us!