One thing about the truth it always comes to light, no matter if it’s now or 14 years later!
Multi-business owner and musician Ray J has officially broken his silence, part of one of the biggest scandals to ever hit the entertainment industry within the last nearly 20 years.
In an exclusive bombshell interview with the Daily Mail, Ray shares that the infamous sex tape staring him and former girlfriend Kim Kardashian was nothing but a money grab and overall partnership. He says that despite the story that’s been circulating for almost two decades, he has never leaked the tape because he was never even in possession of it.
“I’ve never leaked anything. I have never leaked a sex tape in my life. It has never been a leak,” says Ray. He stated that there is a second tape of them having sexual relations and that Kim has it, that she use to keep them in a Nike shoe box under her bed.
“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.
“I’m sure she has bigger beds now and better boxes.“
The last straw for Ray was the airing of an all new episode of the Kardashain-Jenner family reality series where Kim not cries hysterically out of proposed fear that there is another sex tape that Ray will release also she says that there is a video of him sticking a dildo in her butt as she was asleep. He said it made him sound
“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.”
Reports read that the former couple got together in 2002 while they were both only 21, years old and made tape during her birthday that year. It was later released in 2007.
Ray revealed that putting out the video was originally his idea and that he suggested it to Kim following the Paris Hilton and poker player Rick Saloman leaked tape.
That’s how it all came about. Once I pitched the idea to her, just playing around a little bit, that’s when she jumped on the idea, talked to her mom and it was out of my hands from there.”
Despite Kim saying she was always against it. Ray says he former couple, who got together in 2002 when both were 21, made the infamous tape during her birthday celebrations that year. It was released in 2007.
Ray claims Kim immediately embraced the idea and brought her mother Kris Jenner on board to organize the tape’s release with Vivid Entertainment. He said he had little to do with the process.
Sources confirm that a contract was signed by both Ray J and Kim, for a total of three videos including two sex tapes, one that was made at the Esperanza Hotel in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, and another in Santa Barbara, with a third tape that is listed as an intro to the Cabo footage.
‘She kept them all – she had to go find that tape [Sex Tape Cabo #1] and then present it. I never had a tape in my possession in our whole relationship.”
As the video continuously went viral, making over $100 million dollars since its release, along with the entire Kardashian family rise to millions,; Ray shares that it cost him numerous opportunities within his career ultimately making him suicidal.
‘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?’
‘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 continues in saying, “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.’
Ray says for years he’s been forced to live a lie but as of now he wants the truth to come out so he can assure his 3 year old daughter three-year-old Melody knows that he’s not ‘a bad guy who disrespects women.
“Where in this whole story did Ray J become the person who leaked the tape and who’s made their lives miserable?
‘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.
After the whole recently aired Hulu episode, Ray contacted Kim via text where she never denied anything he stated. She even tried to her her PR team to handle the story.
“So she responds immediately with all of these different plans and ideas that will make me feel better.
‘At the same time, you’re [Kim] telling the whole world that I’m a horrible person and I haven’t spoken to you and how could I do this to you?
‘If you look at the DMs, you can see that she’s continuing to try to keep me in a box – only what she can do to make me feel better after they killed my name,” states the One Wish singer.
‘Only because she knows everything I’m saying is true – she never denied on these DMs anything that I’ve told her.
‘I asked her on the DMs, how do I explain to my daughter this is a lie. If you’re worried about your family, what about my family?’
‘If they didn’t come back and show how they really were, how greedy and slimy they really were, I would never have had the enthusiasm or the will to go out and speak my truth.’
As for the meet up with Kanye, Ray states it was a four-hour meeting at a private terminal at LAX where they spoke ‘father to father’ . He says Ye sat on the floor and looked at everything on the laptop and he then took it with him when he left.
Sources confirm that Kim later claimed on the show the laptop just contained a video of Kim and Ray J eating at a restaurant but Ray J says that is untrue.
‘It wasn’t a sex tape – it was a lot of pictures, a lot of little mini videos and a lot of proof we’ve been talking over the years [since they split in 2006]. If you send me an email in 2008, the computer doesn’t change the date on it,” explained Ray.
‘So, in 07 it happened [Kim got in contact], Kanye could see we were talking consistently in 07, 08, 09 through her sending me texts and videos and stuff.”
Ray continues, ‘I was proving to him, I’ve never been the enemy. I’ve never been the person who they say I am. If that was the case, why are you guys trying to brainstorm, come up with ideas with me and make me do what you guys say do.
‘You want me to continue to act the bad guy and you guys have brainwashed me into thinking that’s OK.’
“’She knows there’s nothing else. I don’t have a tape to leak. I’ve never leaked a tape. I don’t have a plan to ruin them.
‘When I put on the comments that all of this is a lie, I didn’t mean Kanye coming to meet with me about some second sex tape.“
‘I mean all of this is all a lie. From the beginning of us putting this sex tape out, this has been the biggest lie in the industry in the history of entertainment. They’re not letting the world know that there’s a bunch of sex tapes that we made but they’re not going anywhere because she has them all.”
Whew! Cousins, it’s been a long time coming! What are y’all thoughts on the entire thing?