One of Hollywood’s most notorious celebrity porn brokers has opened up about his dealings with Ray J, the man in Kim Kardashian’s infamous sex tape.
Kim Kardashian bagged at least $20 million from her infamous sex tape with Ray J – but the raunchiest footage was deleted from the final video, a celebrity porn broker has claimed.
Kevin Blatt, Hollywood’s most notorious sex tape broker, claimed in an exclusive interview with The Sun that he was offered the chance to buy the tape from Ray J in 2006, describing him as “eager” to strike a deal.
Representatives for Kim Kardashian and Ray J have not yet returned a request for comment, but both stars have routinely denied having any involvement in the video’s release.
Meanwhile Blatt, now 52, said he was informed of the tape’s existence by a childhood friend who was working at Adult Video News at the time.
Though Blatt said he was unaware of who Ray J was, he agreed to meet the rapper – who is the brother of R & B singer Brandy Melville – at a local Cheesecake Factory for lunch to learn more about the contents of the video.
“This little guy pulled up in a Lamborghini and came walking in the restaurant,” Blatt remembered.
Ray J, who Blatt described as “very funny” and sharp, then proceeded to tell him and his friend all about a video he’d captured of a sexual encounter he’d shared with a woman that neither Blatt nor his friend had heard of.
Blatt said if any such tape did exist, he has no doubt it would’ve made it across his desk at some point.
‘A complete set up’
Kim Kardashian, and her “momager” Kris Jenner, have always maintained that no one in their family was involved in the leaking of the video. Ray J, too, claims he wasn’t involved.
However, rumours have long swirled that the tape’s release was a calculated move by both Ray J and Kim, as Blatt’s alleged encounter with the rapper would suggest.
In a 2016 tell-all book by Ian Halperin called Kardashian Dynasty, the author claimed the sex tape was “a complete set up to become famous”, and the idea was essentially an attempt to copy Paris Hilton’s ascension to superstardom.
Halperin further claimed that Kim’s lawsuit was “nothing more than an attempt to portray herself as a victim of an unscrupulous thief or Ray J himself.”
Karrine Steffans, a former “Video Vixen” who previously dated Ray J, told Page Six five years ago that the singer believed leaking the sex tape would “bring him wealth and more fame.”
“And he really, really, really, really believed — really in his heart of hearts believed — that this sex tape was going to finally make him white-girl famous,” she said.
“It’s a different kind of famous. White girls can do anything and be famous; a white girl could slip and fall in the middle of Rodeo Drive and all of a sudden she’s a star. Black women can’t do that, and certainly black men can’t do that, and white men can’t do that.”
While precisely how the sex tape came to be leaked will likely always raise an eyebrow of suspicion among some, Kim has often spoken publicly about how she wishes she could “erase” the clip.
“That is something that I have to live with for the rest of my life. That is something that’s, like, being held over my head,” Kim said during the reunion episode of Season 20 of Keeping Up With The Kardashians (KUWTK).
“I try not to have any regrets, but it’s probably the one thing that I wish didn’t exist, and if I could erase any of the stupid things that I’ve done in life, that’s probably it. And it’s more so from being a mom than anything.”