Taylor Swift threatened Kanye West with a lawsuit if their phone conversation ever surfaced, but she has no grounds to prosecute.
Kim Kardashian said she's sick and tired of her husband getting painted in a certain light from the real-life Regina George, so she took it upon herself to clear the air. Kim uploaded a chat between Swift and Kanye regarding the Pablo song "Famous" which references Swift.
The 1989 singer claims she was not aware the call was being recorded and was made aware of the "sex" reference, but didn't know he had plans to call her "that bitch." Swift's legal team swarmed Kim and Kanye for releasing the tape, but they're not worried. The two met with their legal counsel prior to posting the tape and were given the OK.
“Kim and Kanye consulted with their lawyers and still went ahead with releasing it,” a source told Us. “They are not worried. They are sick of Taylor's manipulations and her good girl act. They just wanted to expose her as a fake and will let the lawyers deal with legal stuff.”
There were reports what Kim and Kanye did was considered a felony, but according to TMZ, Swift was aware other people were listening in on the conversation.
"In California, if someone records a 'confidential communication' and the other party to the conversation doesn't know it's being taped, it's a crime. But 'confidential communication' does not include conversations that 'may be overheard.'
We've heard the full tape ... and Taylor knew she was overheard. The conversation from Kanye's end was on speaker phone, and during the call producer Rick Rubin speaks up several times. Members of the crew filming Kanye on the call also speak in the room."
In other words, Kanye wins.