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Taylor Swift 'threatened Kanye West with legal action months ago'

Published 18/07/2016 | 17:47

Taylor Swift presents the Video Vanguard Award to Kanye West at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles, California, August 30, 2015
Taylor Swift presents the Video Vanguard Award to Kanye West at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles, California, August 30, 2015
Taylor Swift
Kanye West and Taylor Swift in happier times at the 57th Grammy Awards in 2015.
Kanye West and Taylor Swift at the 2009 MTV VMAs
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian with a Taylor Swift look a like in his new music video Famous

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Taylor Swift reportedly threatened Kanye West with legal action “months ago” following the release of Famous, a song in which he refers to Taylor as “that b***h”.

The pop songstress’ lawyer sent a letter to West in February making it clear that, under California law, secretly recording a phone conversation with someone in the state is a criminal offense, TMZ reports.

"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,” TMZ reports the letter reads.

Kanye West and Taylor Swift in happier times at the 57th Grammy Awards in 2015.
Kanye West and Taylor Swift in happier times at the 57th Grammy Awards in 2015.

On Sunday Kim Kardashian, West’s wife, posted a video to Snapchat that seemingly shows Taylor approving the lyrics.

 The song, which now has a music video that features a naked body double of Taylor, includes the lyrics: “I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex. Why? I made that b**ch famous.”

Taylor’s spokesperson responded to the lyrics at the time pf the song's release, denying the Bad Blood singer knew anything about the lyric and was never contacted by West to approve it.

The two singers have been linked ever since West interrupted Taylor’s acceptance speech for Best Female Video at the 2009 VMAs.

Taylor Swift wraps an arm around Kim Kardashian while watching Kim’s husband Kanye West on stage at the 2015 MTV VMAs
Taylor Swift wraps an arm around Kim Kardashian while watching Kim’s husband Kanye West on stage at the 2015 MTV VMAs
Kanye West and Taylor Swift at the 2009 MTV VMAs
Kanye West and Taylor Swift at the 2009 MTV VMAs

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