Ray J and Kim Kardashian’s infamous sextape has been a topic of discussion for 15 years, and apparently the publicly sold intimate video is still raking in money for the former couple.
On Thursday (September 22) Ray J appeared on Comedy Central Hell of a Week with Charlamagne Tha God where he was quizzed about the recent drama who originally put the tape out. According to Ray J, the tape is still making money nearly two decades after its release. How much money?
“I don’t even know,” Ray J said when asked for a dollar amount. “It’s still making money. To this day.”
Ray J says the proof he did not release the tape without consent is the fact that he was never tried for releasing the adult film.
“If they say what I did is true, why haven’t you ever sued me?” asked Ray J.
The “One Wish” singer says he plans to take legal action against the Kardashians for slandering his name.
“I’m going to get some legal stuff done,” Ray J confirmed. “Just think about it like that. Without just going through all the facts. I said what I said. There are crickets over there. No answer, no nothing. How long has it been? About two weeks the kind of people who react quickly and try to tear you down right away. It should say a lot about it.
“I just wanna clear my name man,” Ray J added. “Even if it’s so small, it has to go.”
XXL reached out to Kim Kardashian’s rep for comment.
Ray J has lashed out at claims from the Kardashian family that he had something to do with the leak of his sex tape with Kim in recent months. A few weeks ago, he attempted to expose Kris Jenner after she moved on The Late Late Show with James Corden and took a lie detector test to prove she had no part in taking the tape out.
Two days after Ray J’s tirade, emails from 2007 were leaked containing documents purportedly sent to the Kardashians to let them know how much revenue the band originally made.
Ray J and Kim’s sex tape was made in 2002 while they were dating. In 2007, the tape ended up in the hands of adult film distributor Vivid Entertainment. Kim threatened Vivid with a lawsuit that same year. They reportedly settled the lawsuit and the tape has been publicly sold as Kim Kardashian, Superstar the same year. Over the years, blame has been thrown back and forth as to who originally sold the tape to Vivid, with one theory suggesting that it was Ray J and the other that it was Kris Jenner who did so to her daughter’s career to boost.