Ray J breaks his silence over the Kim Kardashian sex tape: 'She released it like an album'

Ray J and Kim Kardashian attend a fashion show in 2006. (PHOTO: Getty Images/ WireImage)
Ray J and Kim Kardashian attend a fashion show in 2006. (PHOTO: Getty Images/ WireImage)

Kim Kardashian and Ray J just can’t seem to get away from their infamous 2007 sex tape. The tape that shot Kim to stardom has been thrust back into the spotlight thanks to her new reality show, The Kardashians.

Some of the comments in the show rubbed Ray J the wrong way and he's finally broken his silence on the scandal.

In the series, Kim becomes emotional when she tells her family and friends that her ex-husband, Kanye West, delivered the entire sex tape – including unreleased footage – to her after he met Ray J.

According to Kim, their six-year-old son Saint came across an advert on online gaming platform, Roblox, which showed an emoji of a crying Kim, along with the words: “Kim’s new sex tape.” Roblox typically isn't suitable for children.

The incident apparently prompted Kanye to retrieve the hard drive containing the explicit footage.

“So Kanye flew home last night and he came back this morning,” Kim explains during the 28 April episode of the Hulu series.

“He got me all of the sex tape back. 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, whose real name is Ray Norwood.

“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.

The singer and reality TV star says he’s never had copies of any of the tapes they made together, and says their infamous sex tape was “released like an album” by Kim and her mother, Kris Jenner (66).

“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 (41) says 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.

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Ray J and his wife, Princess Love, separated late last year. (PHOTO: Getty Images)

“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 asks 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.


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