Sobbing Kim Kardashian is consoled by Kanye West over fears there’s MORE footage with Ray J – after son Saint, 6, saw an ad for ‘unreleased’ sex tape
- The Kardashians drops on Thursday on Hulu in the US and Disney+ in Europe
Kim Kardashian was consoled by estranged husband Kanye West as she fought to stop an ‘unreleased’ sex tape with Ray J being released online.
Although Kim said she was ’99 percent sure’ that there was no further footage that could be leaked, she was still left afraid that her ex-boyfriend could have filmed content when she was sleeping.
In the debut episode of rebooted series The Kardashians on Thursday, the 41-year-old reality star sobbed as she received threats from Ray J’s manager that more sex tape footage was set to be leaked just days after son Saint, six, had seen an advert about ‘unreleased footage’.
Kim and Ray J’s sex tape was made in 2002 when the couple were dating and was leaked in February 2007, while Keeping Up With the Kardashians was starting production.
At the time, Kim sued Vivid Entertainment, the company that distributed the tape as Kim Kardashian, Superstar, though she later dropped the lawsuit and received a reported $5 million settlement.
While chatting away with sisters Kourtney and Khloe and mother Kris, Kim received a call from power lawyer Marty Singer informing her that there had been threats there is more footage to come.
He explained: ‘Our legal rights are she can sue anyone who releases the tape, if it even exists. They have no legal right to release the tape without her consent.’
Speaking in a confessional, Kim said: ‘For 20 years this has been held over my head, of this mistake, or is it a mistake? This was my boyfriend of years. We go on a trip, we film a video. It’s embarrassing for that to be out there, but it’s not the most scandalous thing and I’m not going to be made to feel this way. I’m just human.’
Kim and Ray J’s sex tape was made in 2002 when the couple were dating and was leaked in February 2007
She added: ‘I’m 99% sure there’s no new footage, but the fact these people keep saying they have a tape. What if I was f***ing sleeping and he stuck a dildo up my a**? I don’t know.’
Khloe attempted to lighten the mood by joking she hoped Kim would wake up from that, and noting that as the family had to deal with Kim’s sex tape in the very first episode of their reality series that it was a ‘good omen’ that they’d come full circle.
Kim then warned Marty to ‘scare the s**t,’ out of Ray J’s manager, vowing to sue because the message is more important than dollars and she’s protecting herself for her children’s sake.
Earlier in the episode, Kim was left shocked as she saw Saint laughing at his iPad while playingthe children’s game Roblox. only to see a picture of her crying face on the screen captioned ‘Kim’s new sex tape’.
Hammering home that they had to ‘move fast’, Kim then called Kanye in tears as she discussed with him the best plan of action going forward – particularly as their son had been exposed to an advert.
‘It’s not OK though, it’s not,’ Kim sobbed. On Roblox, Saint was on Roblox yesterday and a f***ing thing popped up and he started laughing and it was a picture of my cry face.
‘It was a game that someone made of Roblox and it said Kim’s New Sex Tape when you clicked on it. Thank god he can’t f***ing read yet. And it’s like over my dead body is this s**t going to happen to me again. I just want it gone. This is not gonna f**k with me. It’s not, so I just want it gone.’
She added in a confessional: ‘Had my son been a little bit older and had been able to read, I would have been mortified… I almost died when Saint laughed at it.’
Kim also revealed that had Kanye calmed her down by telling her that she has the power and ‘nothing will cancel you,’ adding that he had told her to ‘stop worrying about the public perception,’ as ‘you know who you are.’
A fired up Kim then told Marty to draft something to take this down immediately and she has, ‘all the time, all the money and all the resources to burn them all to the f***ing ground.’
The mother-of-four has previously detailed how she ‘dreads’ one of her children coming across the leaked tape.
Since splitting in February 2021, Kim and Kanye have been co-parenting their four children, North, eight, Saint, Chicago, four, and Psalm, two, and the star goes onto detail the challenges of managing childcare with the rapper.
The latest drama over the sex tape came 10 months after Kim admitted Keeping Up with the Kardashians would not have been as successful had it not been for all that publicity.
‘Looking back, probably not,’ Kim told moderator Andy Cohen during the KUWTK 20th season reunion in June.
The E! Network reality series famously premiered in 2007 just seven months after Vivid purchased the 2002 tape from a ‘third party’ for $1 million.
The aspiring attorney reportedly dropped her invasion of privacy lawsuit against Vivid and received a $5M settlement.
Kim was then asked what she’ll tell her children whenever they uncover their mother’s sex tape past, and she responded: ‘I haven’t had to as of yet.
‘And luckily I think that so many years have gone on and so many things have happened positively that it really erases that. It is something I have to live with for the rest of my life.’