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How Kanye West Legally Recorded "Famous" Phone Call With Taylor Swift

July 19, 2016

Kanye West is insisting that he legally recorded his phone call where he asks Taylor Swift about referencing her in “Famous.” Get the details here hiphopdx.com

The footage of the conversation that Ye’s wife, Kim Kardashian, leaked to the public via Snapchat is permissible by law because of the rules of “confidential communication,” according to TMZ. The site heard the tape in its entirety and says that it was evident that Swift knew her conversation could be overheard and therefore had the possibility of being recorded. Rick Rubin was in the room with West and he interjects multiple times in the dialogue. Recording “confidential communication” is only a crime if the person does not know the conversation is being recorded and there is no reasonable expectation that it would be.