Rapper Kanye West paid a huge amount to prevent a sex tape from being released as the woman with him was a look-alike of his wife Kim Kardashian. The 20-minute tape was made before Kardashian and the “Gold Digger” rapper started dating in 2012.

“A Hollywood businessman who brokered other sex tapes with celebrities successfully negotiated the deal,” a source told Radar Online, adding: “Kanye was very relieved! It would have been a disaster had it ever been released.”

“The sex tape was shopped and there was a lot of interest, but behind-the-scenes, Kanye freaked out!” another insider said, according to Radar Online, adding: “He would have done anything to make sure it stayed private.”

The woman in the video, who has not yet been identified, was 18 years old at the time. The report also said that rumors suggest that there is a second tape, which is 40-minute long but the existence of such a tape has not been confirmed yet.

West and Kardashian got married in 2014. Kardashian had previously made a sex tape in 2007 with her former boyfriend Ray J, which had ultimately shot her to fame. A report last September suggested, citing an interview from the “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” star that she and West may have also made a sex tape.

“My husband Kanye and I have an amazing sex life. So far as the sex tape is concerned, whether or not we've made another. ... If we have, it's never something I want to go public. … [It's] not something I would want anyone else to see but me and Kanye. I am married to an incredible man, and let's just say we like to have fun,” Kardashian said at the time.

“Have we made another?” Kardashian asked the interviewer from British GQ, suggesting that they have at least one sex tape. “There’s nothing wrong with being adventurous, having fun and experimenting,” she added.