Ray J, Kim Kardashian’s former lover who participated in her infamous sex tape that launched her career roughly 15 years ago, told The Daily Mail in an exclusive interview that Kardashian’s mother, Kris Jenner, worked with her daughter to help the sex tape get released.
Ray J admitted releasing the video was his idea, which was prompted by him and Kardashian noticing the leap to fame Paris Hilton made after the release of her sex tape.
Insisting that the tape, which was made in 2002 and released in 2007, was never “leaked” but instead part of a planned release via Vivid Entertainment, Ray J stated, “I’ve 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.”
“I’ve never leaked anything,” he asserted. “I have never leaked a sex tape in my life. It has 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.”
“Where in this whole story did Ray J become the person who leaked the tape and who’s made their lives miserable?” he asked. “How do you believe that Ray J is the enemy of all enemies when we’ve been partners from the beginning of the sex tape being released up until now? We’re all still making money.”
“But yet you go with defame me and blame me over and over and I can’t do nothing but defend my honor and speak out and tell the truth,” he charged.
Ray J said that after the sex tape was released, “I felt suicidal 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.”
“As a black man living and working in America, it’s hard to get up every day and look out at the water or look at my family and know that they think something about you when you know it’s 1,000 per cent the other way. How do you live like that?” he asked.
“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. Because of what they made me, I’m not allowed to be in those places,” he declared.
“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,” he concluded.