22 July, 2016 - NME.com
A clothing company is selling a T-shirt in "memory" of Taylor Swift following her beef with Kanye West and Kim Kardashian over a phone call the couple leaked online.
The phone call showed Swift seemingly enthusing over the line in West’s song 'Famous' in which West says: “Feel like me and Taylor Swift might still have sex.” However, West doesn’t state in the phone call that the following lyric will be: “Why? I made that bitch famous.”
Swift had previously claimed to have not known about the song's lyrics prior to its release, leading to some internet users posting the snake emoji on her Instagram account and Wikipedia page.
Referencing the idea that the phone call leak has "killed" Swift's career, Jerry's World is now selling a T-shirt that features an image of Swift, as well as West and Kardashian, along with the words "In Memory Of Taylor Swift, RIP 1989-2016". It costs $36 (around £27). See the image below.
Now you can purchase a RIP Taylor Swift T-Shirt: https://t.co/JRU9Vq1llq pic.twitter.com/5uX7xEYlEx— Vibe Magazine (@VibeMagazine) July 22, 2016
Earlier this week, a mural sprang up in Melbourne paying tribute to the "passing" of Taylor Swift.
Meanwhile, it has emerged that Swift can't sue West and Kardashian over the leaked phone call.
Despite the call seemingly leaking without Swift’s permission, it has emerged that local California privacy laws mean that Swift will be unable to take any action against West or his wife.
Swift appeared unaware that her conversation with West was being taped, and California law states that releasing “confidential communication” online is illegal. However, that law does not apply if the conversation “may be overheard” – and the full conversation between West and Swift sees other parties, including leading producer Rick Rubin join the couple’s discussions.