Taylor Swift is reportedly considering legal action against Kim Kardashian and Kanye West after West earlier this year recorded a phone call between he and Swift and Kardashian released video of the conversation on Snapchat on Sunday night, TMZ reports.
Swift is currently considering the ramifications of following through on filing a police report. Under California law, recording a phone call without the other party’s consent is illegal and punishable as a felony, TMZ reports.
The conversation that was recorded between West and Swift was in regards to lyrics West was writing for his song “Famous,” according to The New York Times. In that song, West sings “I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex. Why? I made that bitch famous.”
During the recorded conversation, West tells her about the sex part and she takes that as a compliment, TMZ reports. Later, on Instagram, Swift posted that she took offense to the part where West called her a bitch and that he hadn’t told her about that line during the recorded message.
After the video was released by Kardashian on Sunday night on Snapchat, Swift took to Twitter to lament: “That moment when Kanye West secretly records your phone call, then Kim posts it on the Internet.”
That moment when Kanye West secretly records your phone call, then Kim posts it on the Internet. pic.twitter.com/4GJqdyykQu
— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) July 18, 2016
The squabble between Swift and West goes back to the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards, when West interrupted Swift’s acceptance speech for best female video, according to The New York Times.
Exercising bad judgment
Los Angeles police were investigating after a Playboy model took a photo of a naked woman in a gym locker room and posted it to social media with insulting comments about the woman’s body, authorities said.
Dani Mathers faced widespread criticism after she shared the photo on Snapchat with the caption: “If I can’t unsee this then you can’t either.” She later apologized, saying the post was meant to be a private message, and deleted her social media accounts.
Detectives were investigating after the LAPD received a report of “illegal distribution” of the image, police Capt. Andrew Neiman told the Los Angeles Times on Sunday.
The gym, LA Fitness, reported the posting to police and has revoked Mathers’ membership.
The company would not say at which gym the incident occurred. The woman in the photo was not identified and it was not clear if she knew she was being photographed.
The force is with them
Two musicians have earned a greeting from legendary Hollywood film composer John Williams by playing his theme from “Star Wars” outside of his Los Angeles home.
A video posted on YouTube by Michael Miller shows him playing the famous theme on flugelhorn alongside 13-year-old trumpet player Bryce Hayashi on the sidewalk in front of Williams’ home. The performance drew the composer to his door, and he later walked down to shake hands with the musicians.
The 84-year-old Williams joked that he didn’t think the teen would be able to hit the high notes, but he did.
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