We all know sensational event in 2007, when Vivid Entertainment publish the sex tape of Kim Kardashian and Ray J. You have already read about the millions that made Kim, the glory that came after and how she became famous. Now she earns millions of US dollars every month. But what about Ray J? How did it help his career?
First, let’s remember the whole story itself.
Even if Kim claims that “she didn’t launch her career off to that tape”, it’s not very hard to notice that her fame began in 2007. She and Ray J got a big load of cash – $300 M dollars each for the sex tape, of course, only when Kim dropped the lawsuit against Vivid Entertainment. Nevertheless, some sources claim that it was a planned deal and a very good way to her fame. Well, she did it. Ray J, on the other hand, also got around $90 million dollars during next three month for the video’s downloads and sales.
How did it affect Ray J’s life?
When Ray J learned about the leak, he was frightened. “I thought [my career] was literally over as I saw it,” the celebrity said when the tape was published. “At the time, I thought my life and money might be over because you can’t be respected once you go into a certain world that involves sex.”
Nevertheless, it was an expected success. He immediately became one of the sexiest celebrities and got a boost in his career. The star says: “‘Mo money — mo problems,’ but I prefer ‘mo money — mo women. No matter where I went, it became normal to have two girls that were down. Every man has wanted to be Hugh Hefner at some point and time in his life. I just happen to get the chance to do it.”
After all, his experience with Kim Kardashian was not bad after all. Although the star regrets that his private life became a subject of discussion across the Internet. This relationship was really important for the singer. “She was the female me.” – he said.
What does Ray J think about this leak?
Later Ray J said: “I only did my part [in making her famous]. As a man I tried to play my part in the situation. If you’re intelligent you can read between the lines”.
The R&B singer also claimed that he the “fame” that he got alongside with millions of dollars was not worth it. Ray J said that it was not the best point in his career. “Back then, you don’t get invited to anything with any kind of substance. Even when it came out, I was like, ‘Damn. I’m done.’ Whatever my sister’s invited to, they’re going to put in a note saying, ‘Don’t bring Ray J!’ That was one of the biggest things that happened [to me]. Period.”
The celebrity said: “I want to be recognized for more than [the sex tape], but it doesn’t bother me.”