Taylor Swift isn’t the only one who took issue with her inclusion in Kanye West’s “Famous.” Ray J — who dated Kim Kardashian until 2006 and starred alongside her in a now-infamous sex tape — is speaking out about having been featured in the video.
The reality TV star reportedly finds it hypocritical that West, 39, is now embracing his wife’s past. The rapper famously bashed Ray J for releasing a song titled, “I Hit it First,” firing back in lyrics of his own in which he called Kardashian’s ex “lame” and “Brandy’s Little Sister.” TMZ claims that Ray J is furious about West having mentioned him during the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards before releasing yet another music video. He is also said to be livid with his ex, who was less than excited to learn that her sex tape had leaked and even more upset by Ray J’s song, for laughing the incident off.
West took the stage during the 2016 VMAs where he was granted four minutes to talk without interruption. The network was reportedly unaware of what he planned to do or discuss during those four minutes. He used the time to touch on his feud with Taylor Swift, reiterating that he ran the lyrics by her because of the “love” he has for his fans. He then joked that she shouldn’t be upset by it because he “put everyone in it” before specifically referencing Ray J. West shouted out ex-girlfriend Amber Rose who was sitting in the audience that night before moving on to a heavier topic. He briefly discussed gun violence and his idols before debuting the video for “Fade,” which starred a toned and oiled Teyana Taylor and Iman Shumpert.
The video in question was released in July. In addition to provocative lyrics about Swift and West’s relationship, it featured wax figures of several prominent figures in Hollywood naked in bed. Among those featured was Chris Brown, Rihanna, Ray J, Donald Trump, Swift, West, Kardashian and more. Several celebrities featured in the video spoke out about it, laughing it off. Chris Brown, shown lying next to his ex in the music video, called West “crazy,” questioning why his buttcrack was showing.
“Why I gotta have the plumbers butt/crack showing WAX figure?” he asked. “This n---- KANYE CRAZY, talented, but crazy.”
Although Ray J and Kardashian’s sex tape continues to haunt them, both have happily moved on. Ray J currently stars alongside wife Princess Love on VH1’s “Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood.” On the show, the pair have endured plenty of drama, but the worst is yet to come. Previews for the show tease a feud between Princess and co-star Moniece Slaughter, who claims she and Ray J had a fling a while back. The drama unfolds in a sneak peek video for Season 3, episode 2, which shows Moniece explaining her and Princess’ issues to Masika Kalysha and Nia Riley. Moniece shares with them a confrontation she and Princess had during Yandy Smith and Mendeecees Harris’ wedding about the way Moniece addresses Ray J.
“She was drunk, she felt some type of way. She was like, ‘His name is not Raymond.’ I was like, ‘I know but I’ve always called him that.’ And she was like, ‘Well that’s not his f---ing name,” Moniece says.