R&B singer Ray J‘s mother, Sonja-Bates Norwood, has addressed her son’s infamous sex tape with Kim Kardashian.
Ms. Norwood said her son did not take advantage of the situation.
“They were dating for five years, they were in love but I always said “What you don’t want people to see, you don’t do” regardless of how much you love someone..but [the sex tape] somehow surfaced. But my point is, with all the hoopla with it being Ray J and people trying to blame him, did you see him on the cover of Playgirl? Did you see him in the centerfold of Playgirl? (Necole Bitchie)
The singer’s mom previously set out to sue the Kardashian sisters.
Ray J’s mom, Sonja Norwood is suing the Kardashian siblings for racking up over $120,000 in alleged illegal charges to her credit card. In court documents, Sonja claims that Kim, who was Brandy‘s stylist in 2004, “was authorized to make one (and only one) purchase on behalf of [Sonja],” using her American Express card. Sonja goes on to allege that Kim shared her credit card number with siblings Khloe Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian and Robert Jr. Kardashian, leading to Kardashian shopping sprees at the Norwood’s expense. (The Insider)
Ray J’s footage was sold at retail markets after a $1 million deal in February 2007.
Vivid Entertainment, the world’s leading adult film studio, says it has paid $1-million to acquire rights to a video tape featuring the sexual exploits of raven-haired Hollywood socialite Kim Kardashian and her then boyfriend, hip hop star Ray J. The company said the DVD titled “Kim Kardashian Superstar” will be released on Wednesday, February 21st and will be in stores by the following Wednesday, February 28th. It will also be available online on February 28th at www.vivid.com or www.kimksuperstar.com and will include additional footage not on the DVD. Vivid co-chairman Steven Hirsch said the company obtained the video from a third party but did not identify the person or entity. “We are comfortable that we have the legal right to distribute this video, despite what others may say,” says Mr. Hirsch. (Hip Hop Press)
Kardashian reportedly made around $5 million off the tape.
MONEY talks for Kim Kardashian. The daughter of one of the O.J. Simpson team lawyers has dropped her suit against Vivid Entertainment over the release of her sex tape co-starring rapper Ray J., in exchange for $5 million. “We’ve always wanted to work something out with Kim so she could share in the profits,” Vivid co-chairman Steven Hirsch told avn.com. What a difference three months makes; after Vivid bought the tape from a “third party” for $1 million, Kardashian sued for invasion of privacy in February, claiming that selling it was “despicable” and “malicious.” (New York Post)
Check out Ray J’s mom talk about the sex tape down below: