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Ray J Claims Kim Kardashian’s 2007 Sex Scandal was a Partnership with the Kardashians

The 2007 explicit tape that shot Kim to stardom has been thrust back into the spotlight, thanks to its feature in “Hulu’s The Kardashians”, but Ray wants to finally put the subject to rest. 

From the beginning;

Ray and Kim met in 2002 amid her divorce from her ex-husband, Damon Thomas. Kardashian was relatively unknown at the time and was working for Ray J’s sister, Brandy, as a stylist.

They started dating and Ray wasted no time in saying that he knew his girlfriend was destined for the spotlight.

While the two split in late 2006, a sex tape of the former couple emerged in February of the following year. Adult entertainment company, “Vivid” allegedly paid millions of dollars to obtain a copy of the video, with Kardashian suing them for $5 million for copyright rights.

Trouble brewed again during an April 2022 episode of The Kardashians when K claimed she was trying to access another explicit video amid allegations that there was previously unreleased footage. 

The following week, Kardashian revealed that estranged husband Kanye West delivered the entire tape to her after meeting with Ray J.

“So Kanye flew home last night, and he came back this morning. I want to show you guys what he got me. He got me all of the sex tape back,” the reality star explained. “He flew home, and he got the computer it was on and the hard drive. He met with Ray J at the airport, and he got it all back for me.”

During the episode, Kim suggests Ray J might have a video of himself performing sexual acts on her while she sleeps.

Her latest claims were the final straw for Ray J who immediately retaliated with the truth. 

“I’ve sat in the shadows for over 14 years allowing the Kardashians to use my name, to abuse my name, make billions of dollars over a decade-and-a-half talking about a topic I’ve never really spoken about,” he told the Daily Mail.

He continued, “I’ve never leaked a sex tape in my life. It’s never been a leak. It’s always been a deal and a partnership between Kris Jenner and Kim and me and we’ve always been partners since the beginning of this thing.”

Ray J said he pitched the idea to Kim, who got on board and enlisted her mom’s help. They all signed a contract with porn distributor Vivid Entertainment, which released the tape, but Ray said he had little to do with the process.

“She kept them all,” he says of the steamy footage. “She had to go find that tape and then present it [to Vivid Entertainment]. I never had a tape in my possession in our whole relationship.

I never had a single one at my house. She had them at her house. She’s always had all the tapes in a Nike shoe box under her bed.”

Ray J says the backlash he faced after being accused of leaking the tape cost him his career and left him feeling suicidal.

“I couldn’t be a part of any reputable major network television show and do Dancing with the Stars and do America’s Got Talent or anything like that because of my image,” he says. “Because of what they made me . . . I’m not allowed to be in those places.”

Ray J also shared screenshots of lengthy texts between him and Kim in which he confronted her about her latest comments.

In the messages, he asked Kim to consider his daughter Melody (3) and son Epik (2), whom he shares with his estranged wife, Princess Love.

“Please help me stay in a positive light,” he writes. “I want my kids to be proud of me. Please don’t make their dad look like a loser.”

Kim responded by saying she and her team were planning to “get something out” to “clarify that this was a joke and that you’d have never done something like this”.

But Ray J wasn’t impressed. “If you look at the DMs you can see that she’s continuing to try to keep me in a box,” he told the Daily Mail. “Only because she knows everything I’m saying is true. She never denied on these DMs anything that I’ve told her”.

“I felt suicidal [after the tape went public] because when you know something’s real and it’s true and you’re watching a whole family create an empire from a lie they’ve created, it’s heartbreaking and disrespectful to all the entertainers who have been honest and true to their craft,” Ray J told the Daily Mail. “For me, I’ve been walking on eggshells thinking I’m going to get in trouble for telling the truth and I’ve been holding onto it for the past 14 years and watching them humiliate me. They’re celebrating my destruction.”

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