KEY POINTS

  • Kanye West claimed he personally retrieved a laptop with unreleased footage of Kim Kardashian with Ray J
  • The rapper claimed Kardashian "cried" at the sight of the laptop because she was relieved
  • A rep for Kardashian confirmed that there was a laptop but denied the existence of a second sex tape

Kanye West claimed that he once stopped a second sex tape of Kim Kardashian and her ex Ray J from going public.

In West's sit-down interview with Jason Lee for "Hollywood Unlocked," the 44-year-old rapper alleged that he personally retrieved a laptop with unreleased footage of her with Ray J. West claimed he took a flight to get the laptop himself.

"I went and got the laptop from Ray J myself that night," the Yeezy fashion designer said during the interview, which was released Monday. "I met this man at the airport, then got on a red-eye, came back [and] delivered it to her at 8 a.m. in the morning."

West went on to claim that the "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" alum was so relieved at the sight of the device that she broke down in tears.

"She cried when she saw it. You know why she cried when she seen it on the laptop? Because it represents how much she's been used," he continued. "It represents how much people didn't love her, and they just saw her as a commodity."

A rep for Kardashian confirmed that there was a laptop but denied the existence of a second sex tape.

"After review, there was nothing sexual unseen, only footage on the plane on the way to Mexico and footage at a club and restaurant on the same trip," the rep said in a statement obtained by People. "Kim remains firm in her belief that there is no new second tape that exists. After 20 years, she truly wishes to move on from this chapter with focus instead on the positive things she continues to do as a mother, entrepreneur and advocate for justice reform."

Kardashian and Ray J's sex tape, which was filmed while the pair were dating in 2003, went public in 2007, shortly before she became a household name because of her family's reality show, which debuted on E! later that year.

West brought up the alleged unreleased footage while expressing why he was not happy that Kardashian kissed her new boyfriend Pete Davidson during her guest appearance on "Saturday Night Live" in October 2021, when she was aware that he was there during the taping to support her.

"How you gonna bring me to 'SNL' and kiss the dude you're dating right in front of me? And everybody's like, 'Oh that's cool,'" West told Lee, before mentioning retrieving the laptop from Ray J.

In September last year, Ray J's former manager Wack 100 claimed during an appearance on the "Bootleg Kev" podcast that there was a second sex tape of the artist and Kardashian in his possession. He also claimed that he would "gift" the video to either Ray J or West, noting, "We can't put that out there in the world like that. That's disrespectful."

At the time, Marty Singer, Kardashian's lawyer, denied that a second video existed of the Skims founder. In a statement to Us Weekly, the lawyer also accused Wack 100 of trying to get his 15 minutes of fame.

Ray J, for his part, slammed his former manager's claims on social media.

"I been staying off the Raydar – Just staying focused and being humble and thankful for all the blessings I’m receiving. How can I show growth and maturity if this kind of stuff keeps happening?" he wrote. "I'm a father now and my job is to be a great parent and put them first. This is not the message I want to send out – smh."

Ray J welcomed daughter Melody and son Epik in 2018 and 2020, respectively, with Princess Love.

Kardashian shares North, 8, Saint, 6, Chicago, 4, and Psalm, 2, with West.

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian NEW YORK, NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 06: Kanye West and Kim Kardashian attend the WSJ Mag 2019 Innovator Awards at The Museum of Modern Art on November 06, 2019 in New York City. Photo: Mark Sagliocco/WireImage