EXCLUSIVE: ‘I was trying to make peace.’ Ray J recounts his bizarre four-hour meet-up with clueless Kanye where he handed over his laptop that only had photos and emails of his time with Kim and set him straight about her role in BOTH sex videos
Speaking in an exclusive interview with DailyMail.com, her former lover Ray J, 41, said the Yeezy boss only got the truth about what really happened during their meet-up in October.
The October 8 meeting at Los Angeles International Airport was portrayed in the Kardashians’ new Hulu show as the moment Kanye retrieved the tape – despite it always being in Kim’s possession.
Yesterday, DailyMail.com revealed the existence of the second sex tape which is listed on the contract she signed with Vivid Entertainment as ‘Tape: Santa Barbara sex’.
In the second part of his exclusive interview with DailyMail.com Ray J reveals that Kanye West had no idea that ex-wife Kim had been in on the deal to ‘leak’ her sex tape in 2007
On the Hulu shows Kanye flies to LA and back to New York with a computer containing the unreleased sex tape. But Ray J says there were just pictures of Kim and him on the device
‘He got me all of the sex tape back,’ Kim said through tears on The Kardashians. But Ray J says that there was no porn on the files he gave Kanye because Kim has had the tape – and two others – all along
Kim cried uncontrollably when she supposedly received the sex tape from Kanye West. But Ray J insists they are crocodile tears as she had the tapes in a box under her bed all the time
Instead of the tape which Kim, 41, already had, the rapper was handed a laptop containing ‘intimate’ photos and texts exchanged between her and Ray J between 2006 and 2009.
Love and Hip Hop star Ray J says he was not paid – despite Kanye’s later claims of extortion – and handed over the contents of the laptop to allay Kim’s fears.
Ray J, whose real name is Ray Norwood, said: ‘Kim didn’t tell him, “Look I put the tape out with Ray J, it was a business deal, we both ran it together, we were business partners and we still are business partners. There’s really no problem with Ray J”.
‘Khloe, Kendall and Kylie and Kourtney – they don’t have a clue that this is a lie either.’
Referring to a lawsuit filed against Kim and Khloe in 2008 over allegations that they stole money from his mother Sonja Norwood, Ray J added: ‘Apart from them stealing money from my family, we would probably still be together now.
‘But when that happened, I said I don’t want to be sleeping around with you no more – you stole money from my family. So that’s why we stopped speaking.’
The lawsuit, which accused the Kardashian sisters of racking up a $120,000 bill on Norwood’s AMEX credit card, was eventually settled out of court – but not before they were forced to admit using the money to stock their stores DASH and Smooch.
Despite the bad blood, Ray J said he was happy to give the laptop to Kanye after the rapper contacted him while he was hospitalized with pneumonia in Miami.
He revealed how he told Kanye, 44, everything – including how he, Kim and Kris Jenner, 66, teamed up to release the original tape.
Kanye was just in a hurry to get back on a plane and get back to the Hulu show, The Kardashians, Ray J claimed
Ray J says he. and Kim would probably still be together now if it wasn’t for the rift caused when his mother Sonja (pictured with him in 2016) accused the Kardashians of stealing $120,000
Ray J said: ‘I gave it to him in a private terminal at the back of Los Angeles airport, in a private room where we talked for four hours.
‘I gave him everything I had, I showed him everything I had – he sat on the floor and he watched everything I gave him.
‘It was everything I felt could have been looked at negatively. It was text messages with me and Kim over the years, it was a lot of different pictures we sent to each other over the years after the sex tape.
Kanye and Ray J met at a private terminal at Los Angeles International Airport late on Fiday October 8, the day before Kim hosted Saturday Night Live
‘I was showing him these timelines and letting him know that everything that’s been said to him is not true.
‘I was thinking that he was ready to listen and understand what I’ve been trying to say. But the whole time, he wasn’t really listening to me and he was eager to get back on a plane and back to the Hulu show.’
Ray J said he agreed to the meeting on condition it was kept private and was left furious when Kanye made it public in an interview in January.
He said: ‘We talked for two hours on the phone on October 5. He wanted to get back the tapes he assumed I had.
‘I was upset at first and he asked me to please stop using profanities and then he started acting spiritual.’
‘I gave him everything I had, I showed him everything I had – he sat on the floor and he watched everything I gave him,’ Ray J said of his four-hour meeting with Kanye
Kim and her mother Kris Jenner were in on the deal to market the sex tape Kim Kardashian: Superstar in 2007, Ray J insists
The Hulu ‘reality’ show The Kardashians showed a distorted story of what Ray J handed to Kanye, the Love and Hip Hop singer says
Of the late night meeting that started at 10pm and went on into the early hours of the next day, Ray J said: ‘I asked him to keep this private. Father to father, I didn’t want anyone to know that I did this because I was genuinely trying to make peace.
‘All I wanted from him was for him to help me clear my name. I can’t keep being blackballed like this.’
He added: ‘It defames my character so much for a dude to come and get a laptop that I gave him and specifically told him do not tell anybody we even met because I’m genuinely giving you this laptop to make you feel better, father to father.
‘I don’t want any money from you, if you want to talk for four hours with me and explain all your issues… I was there to listen.
‘I thought that we had a good moment at that one time. I felt like we could build from this and I told Kanye exactly how all of this happened.
‘But it totally went in one ear and out the other.’
According to Ray J, Kanye was even seen wearing the same outfit he wore to their LAX meeting in the scene that aired on the Hulu show where he handed over the laptop to a tearful Kim.
The scene also included a moment where Kris Jenner asked Kanye if he had handed Ray J ‘a big fat check’ and Kanye saying ‘my family is never getting extorted again’.
West, who now goes by the name ‘Ye’, did tell the family that he had not paid Ray J – who says he had never asked for and was never given any money in the first place.
Ray J said: ‘He took the laptop and took it right back to Kim in the same outfit he had on from the night before and then played it on the Hulu network for the launch of their new show.
Kim is now in a relationship with comedian Pete Davidson, 28
‘If I was to die tomorrow, I would feel better now because I know that my truth was told before it was over,’ says Ray J. ‘That’s just how I feel – nothing matters but the truth’
‘How dare you? How dare you act like you cared? This has been the craziest experience that I’ve ever had to be a part of.’
He added: ‘It brought up all these things that have been going on over the years and I really had to slap myself and say, ‘Ray, don’t forget that none of this is true, man’.
‘Don’t forget that everything they’re saying is all false. At this point, I don’t care how much money I make and I don’t care about how much money I lose.
‘It’s about my life. It’s about this is my truth and protecting my family. Whatever they’re going to do to me now after I told my truth, it’s all good because now I feel like I can breathe.
‘If I was to die tomorrow, I would feel better now because I know that my truth was told before it was over. That’s just how I feel – nothing matters but the truth.’
Ray J told DailyMail.com this is the one and only time he will discuss the sex tape that he and Kim made in 2002 and which was released by Vivid Entertainment five years later.
‘It was important for me to tell my story, the truth, and now it’s done. I don’t need to talk about it again and I want to move on.’