Kanye West, Taylor Swift feud explodes with new intensity

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It's a feud that's spanned nearly a decade and it looks like this is the last time Taylor Swift and Kanye West are going to be hanging out.

Kim Kardashian has released parts of a recording of a phone call she says proves Swift permitted West's song 'Famous' - and the controversial lyrics within it.

"I feel like me and Taylor Swift might still have sex / Why? I made that b**** famous," West raps in the song off his seventh album Life of Pablo.

It was something Swift denied through a statement from a spokesperson:

"Kanye did not call for approval, but to ask Taylor to release his single 'Famous' on her Twitter account. She declined and cautioned him about releasing a song with such a strong misogynistic message. Taylor was never made aware of the actual lyric, "I made that b**** famous'."

Unfortunately for the 'Bad Blood' hitmaker, "[West] shoots everything while creating albums," his fiancée tweeted.

In a series of videos posted on Snapchat, West is heard consulting with Swift on speakerphone.

"I feel like me and Taylor Swift might still have sex," he raps over the phone.

And in the Snapchat videos, it sounds like Swift approves.

"I mean it's like a compliment, kind of," Swift jokes, calling it "very tongue-in-cheek".

"What I just give a f*** about is you as a person, and as a friend," West says on the phone call.

"I want things that make you feel good - I don't want to do rap that makes people feel [bad]."

Swift then thanks him for telling her about the rap, to which West says he did it as a friend.

Now that the call has been released, it seems to destroy Swift's claims she didn't approve of the song - she's now issued her own statement on Twitter to battle the videos.

To her credit, the pop darling hasn't denounced the recording as fake - but she does say she was never consulted on the actual lyric, "I made that b**** famous".

"Where is the video of Kanye telling me he was going to call me 'that b*****' in his song? It doesn't exist because it never happened," Swift says in the statement.

Either way, West could have waded into some thorny territory by recording the conversation.

Recording phone conversations without the consent of all parties, as Swift claims, is illegal in 12 states including California, with 11 states issuing an additional penalty if the recorded information is then disclosed or published.

Whether it's legal or not the leaked call has certainly started a discussion, with #KimExposedTaylorParty trending worldwide on Twitter.

Some users even linked it back to the viral craze Pokémon Go.

Others are simply sitting back with their virtual popcorn.

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