Sex tape rapper gloats about 'hitting' Kim Kardashian
Reality TV star's ex tries to cash in with song and video referencing the sex tape they made in 2003
IN A different age, the rapper Ray J would probably be described as a cad. The American musician, whose main claim to fame is the fact he dated reality TV star Kim Kardashian before she was famous, has put out a single called I Hit it First.
The song is accompanied by a video clip showing Ray cavorting on a bed with a dark haired woman who is the spitting image of Kardashian. "She might hit on the rappers and the ballplayers," sings Ray – an unsubtle reference to Kardashian's current boyfriend, R&B star Kanye West, and her ex-husband, the NBA player Kris Humphries – "but we all know I hit her first."
And just in case you missed that bulletin, Ray reiterates with the catchy refrain: "I hit it, I hit it, I hit it, I hit it, I hit it, I hit it first."
To be fair, there is hard documentary evidence that Ray did indeed 'hit' the star of Keeping up with the Kardashians prior to Humphries and West. In 2007, a sex tape he made with the Armenian American beauty four years earlier, triggered a legal battle between the actress and the video company that released it.
Ray is "clearly concerned" that audiences may have forgotten about his appearance in the video, writes Scott Kearnan on Boston.com. If his antics with the Kardashian lookalike aren't enough of a reminder, his song concludes with the line: "And if you came back to me, we'd make another movie".
Kearnan says the "grossest part" of Ray J's song and video is that most commentators are saying it's Kanye West who should be offended, not Kardashian, "even though she's the one discussed like she's a bong that got passed around the college dorm room".
Ray J has reportedly tried to "play down" the controversy his latest creative endeavours are trying so desperately hard to provoke. "People are going way too deep," he said. "I'm not trying to create no war. It's all love."