THE infamous sex tape that Kim Kardashian and Ray J made broke the internet – and the controversial saga isn’t over yet it seems.
There are rumours more racy recordings from the reality show star’s two-year romance with the singer could be released – though Kim, 41, has called in the lawyers and threatened to « burn her ex to the f*****g ground » if it goes public.
While she may wish to keep yet more intimate details of their private relationship, Ray has been very open about their experimental bedroom antics two decades ago.
Kim was still married to her first husband Damon Thomas when she hooked up with Ray in 2002.
She was an unknown at the time, working as a stylist for Ray’s best known sister, singer Brandy, a multi-platinum selling performer.
Ray, real name William Ray Norwood Jr, is also first cousin of rapper Snoop Dogg and began his acting career on The Sinbad Show sitcom in 1993.
Kim married pop producer Damon Thomas in 2000 aged just 19 and their divorce didn’t come through for another four years.
But she claimed the marriage had fallen apart after a couple of years because of Damon’s controlling tendencies.
Ray and Kim had a sexual chemistry that they both found irresistable.
He said: “Kim and I had fun times – marathon sessions. But she didn’t like getting sweaty and would stop to do her make-up if she did.
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“She liked to look dope during sex, the right lighting, setting the mood. She was wild – there was a red Louis Vuitton trunk of sex toys.”
The couple turned the camera on their sex sessions during a luxury holiday in Cabo, Mexico in October 2002.
Kim admitted to taking the party drug ecstasy prior to starting the X-rated home video.
She regretted it because « everything bad would happen » when she took the banned substance.
Kim also said she made the explicit video with Ray « because I was horny and felt like it ».
The tape included her performing fellatio on the singer – but denied internet gossip about other featured sexual acts.
Kim liked to look dope during sex, the right lighting, setting the mood. She was wild – there was a red Louis Vuitton trunk of sex toys
She said at the time: « People were saying derogatory things (like) someone was getting urinated on.
“That hasn’t happened in my entire lifetime. I’m not knocking anyone else, but I’ve never personally participated in that. I think it’s degrading. »
Ray has not denied being unfaithful to his partners, but he claimed that he was in love with Kim.
Ray said: « We loved each other. Every relationship I was in, I loved the girl. It’s just the moral standards and values were off. I was loving and lying. »
The couple split up in 2006 on good terms and described each other as “good friends”.
Ray was spotted clubbing with Baywatch star Pamela Anderson in London shortly afterwards.
Sex tape row
When an adult entertainment company called Vivid got hold of Kim and Ray’s sex tape from a third party the following year, Kim initially denied that it existed.
She threatened to sue Vivid, but the two parties came to a financial agreement.
It also catapulted the then unknown socialite into an in-demand celebrity.
Then known primarily as the daughter of OJ Simpson’s former lawyer Robert Kardashian, she went on to appear in Playboy magazine.
The sex tape going viral also helped fly-on-the-wall show Keeping Up With the Kardashians take off, as it aired shortly after the release.
I don’t know how it got leaked. But it was great for her career. Will someone explain that to her?
Ray cashed in securing, a deal to advertise condoms.
But it seemed to put paid to his relationship with the late singer Whitney Houston, who is said to have dumped Ray over the appearance of the tape.
Afterwards he started seeing rapper Lil’ Kim. His other relationships have included Welsh model Imogen Thomas and Princess Love, a model and fashion designer who he married in 2016.
The couple share two children, but they have filed for divorce three times. Their split is set to be finalized this August.
Kim was very public in her condemnation of the release of the private tape.
Ray J, though, retorted: « I don’t know how it got leaked. But it was great for her career. Will someone explain that to her? »
After Kim started dating rapper Kanye West in 2012, Ray J wrote a couple of cruel songs appearing to take aim at his ex-lover.
In 2013 he released I Hit It First, which included the lyrics: “She might move on to rappers and ballplayers, but we all know I hit it first.
“I had her head going North and her a** going South, but now baby chose to go West.”
Three years later he released the track Famous, which included the lines “She f****d me for fame, look in her eyes, She was the first one to sign on the line, She was the real one to plan it all out, Look at the family, they walk around proud, All because she had my d*** in her mouth.”
But when Ray appeared on Celebrity Big Brother in 2017 he claimed that he was still on good terms with Kim.
He said: « It’s all good. I’ve seen her mom and her sisters at the basketball game and said hi. »
If another kinky tape does come out, the Kardashians are unlikely to be greeting Ray J in such a friendly manner.