KIM Kardashian made at least $20 million from her infamous sex tape with Ray J – but the worst footage was removed from the final video, a prominent porn broker has claimed.
Kevin Blatt, Hollywood’s most notorious sex tape broker, claimed in an exclusive interview with The Sun that he was offered the opportunity to buy the tape by Ray J in 2006, describing that he ” eager” to reach an agreement.
Representatives for Kim Kardashian and Ray J have yet to respond to requests for comment, but both stars have frequently denied having anything to do with the release of the video.
Meanwhile, Blatt, now 52, said he was informed of the tape’s existence by a childhood friend who was working at Adult Video News at the time.
Although Blatt said he doesn’t know who Ray J is, he agreed to meet the rapper – brother of R&B singer Brandy Melville – at a local Cheesecake factory for lunch to learn more about the content of the video.
Blatt recalls: “This little guy got into a Lamborghini and went for a walk in a restaurant.
Ray J, who Blatt described as “very funny” and edgy, then went on to tell him and his friends all about a video he had taken of a sexual encounter he had shared with a woman that neither Blatt nor his friends had heard of. .
That woman turned out to be Kim Kardashian, a relatively unknown fashion stylist then best friends with reality TV giant Paris Hilton.
Blatt was made a name for himself in the sleazy trade of celebrity sex tapes brokered two years earlier by facilitating the release of Paris Hilton’s sex tape with Rick Salomon, One Night In Paris.
Ray J explained Kim’s tape was filmed in 2002 while he was on vacation with Kim in Cabo, Mexico, to celebrate her 22nd birthday.
According to Blatt, Ray J allegedly told him that Kim “wanted to release the free sex tape last weekend but he had to tell her to get out of it.”
“Ray J told me, ‘She wants to be bigger than Paris,'” Blatt declared. “I said to him, ‘Ray J, you can’t let her drop it for free – don’t let her do it. .
“” There’s so much money out there,” Blatt continued, “I can give you the best deal ever and I’ll attract someone who’ll pay you a million dollars.” now. “
TAPE RELEASE SPARKS FALLOUT
Ray J reportedly responded that Blatt’s proposal “sounds good” but he needed to consult Kim first.
But Blatt said he never heard from Ray J again, and the video was eventually provided to Vivid Entertainment, an adult film distribution company by a third party.
“I was ready to make a deal with him and pay him more money than he ever saw but he went behind our backs and that was okay,” Blatt said.
The 41-minute tape was released a few months later in March 2007 under the title Kim Kardashian: Superstar.
Kim filed a lawsuit against Vivid soon after, accusing the company of releasing the tape without her permission.
She quickly dropped the lawsuit after enlisting the help of Girls Gone Wild creator Joe Francis, a friend of the Kardashian family, who helped her raise $5 million to release the tape.
KIM CATAPULTED TO STARDOM
Like Hilton before her, Kim’s sex tape made her a big star.
About eight months after the video’s release, she and the rest of her family went on to star in their own reality TV series on E!, Keeping Up With The Kardashians – catapulting them to global fame.
Vivid Entertainment founder Steven Hirsch previously revealed that Kim’s sex tape is his company’s “best-selling film of all time,” and has generated millions of dollars in sales.
“I can only say it’s the most popular tape we’ve ever made,” he told the NY Post in 2017.
“In terms of revenue, it has generated more income than any other tape we have made.”
Although specific numbers have never been released, Blatt, who said he was disappointed to have missed out on buying the tape, estimates that Kim alone is likely to have made more than $20 million.
A 2017 report by TMZ affiliate TooFab alleges that Ray J still earns $90,000 in royalties every three months.
Incredibly, Blatt alleges that there were several X-rated scenes in the version of the sex tape he claimed to have watched that were actually removed from the final video.
Refusing to give specific details, Blatt told The Sun: “What I can tell you is on Kim Kardashian’s first tape a lot of things have been excluded.
“I don’t think family would be the entity it is today if so many other things had appeared in the final tape.”
He also refuted claims by Kim’s ex-husband Kanye West earlier this year that he was in possession of a second “pictured” and “unreleased” sex tape related to Kim and Ray J.
Blatt said if any such tape exists, he’s sure it will show up on his desk at some point.
Kim Kardashian and “her mother” Kris Jenner, have always insisted that no one in their family was involved in the video leak. Ray J also confirmed he did not participate.
However, it has long been rumored that the release of the tape was a calculated move by both Ray J and Kim, as Blatt’s alleged encounter with the rapper would suggest.
In Ian Halperin’s 2016 all-in-one book called The Kardashian Dynasty, the author asserts that the sex tape is “a complete staging of fame” and that the idea is essentially an attempt force to copy Paris Hilton’s ascension to superstardom.
Halperin further asserted that Kim’s lawsuit “is nothing more than an attempt to portray her as the victim of an unscrupulous thief or Ray J himself.”
Karrine Steffans, a former “Vixen Video” who dated Ray J, told Page Six five years ago that the singer believes the sex tape leak will “bring him more wealth and fame.” “.
“And he really, really, really, really believes – really in his heart that he believes – that this sex tape will eventually make him a famous white girl,” she said. speak.
“It’s a different kind of celebrity. White girls can do anything and be famous; a white girl can slip and fall in the middle of Rodeo Drive and suddenly she becomes a star. Black women can’t do it, and certainly black men can’t do it, and white men can’t do it.”
While exactly how the sex tape was leaked will probably always raise some suspicions, Kim has often spoken publicly about how she wishes she could “delete” the clip.
“It’s something that I have to live with for the rest of my life. It was kind of like a weight on my head,” Kim said on the Season 20 reunion episode of Keep Up With The Kardashians (KUWTK).
“I try not to regret it, but maybe the thing I wished for didn’t exist, and if I could undo any of the stupid things I’ve done in my life, maybe it is. And being a mother is more than anything.”
While regretting making the tape, Kim said she believes KUWTK would not have been as successful as expected if the film hadn’t been leaked.
“In retrospect, probably not,” she said. “I think everything happens for a reason and I really try to live that way.
“Every time there’s a crazy scandal that you feel like you can’t breathe and how you’re going to get through this, it’s always a lesson.
“Even if it was a private lesson, or even if it was just something we didn’t know we had to go through.”
Blatt expressed admiration for Kim, and Paris Hilton, for living longer than the famous 15 minutes their tape gave them, and for using the platform to push herself to higher-profile stars.
“Many people don’t know that being rich and famous is another matter – but being rich and famous takes a lot of skill,” he said.
“More than just a sex tape, you need a tremendous amount of skill to last as long as Paris in this game or Kim – because both have become billion dollar businesses.”
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