If you thought things were heating up between Taylor Swift and Kanye West before, now things are ON FIRE! After Kim K released secretly recorded videos of Tay’s conversation with Kanye, which depict Taylor’s approval of THAT LINE in “Famous,” another fact has come to light. It turns out that, upon becoming aware that she had been secretly recorded, Taylor threatened Kim and Kanye with legal action… taking this drama up another notch.

Taylor Swift

The folks over at TMZ have a handy copy of a letter sent to Kanye’s attorney from Taylor’s lawyer that reminded the Kardashian-Wests that, under California law, it’s a criminal offense to secretly record a telephone conversation. In fact, it’s a felony. Yeah, this is getting serious.

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West

The letter goes on to “[d]emand… that you immediately destroy all such recordings, provide us of assurance that this has been done, and also assurance that these recordings have not been previously disseminated.” That’s right, Tay not only wanted the recordings kept private, but totally destroyed.

The kicker? The letter was sent back in FEBRUARY, meaning this drama has been playing out behind the scenes for longer than any of us knew. Now that it’s all becoming very public, fans and foes will just have to wait to see who makes the next move and wonder if it will be online or in court.

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(h/t TMZ; photos via Mark Davis, Mike Coppola/Getty)