When you’re preparing to celebrate your upcoming wedding, the last thing you want to worry about is your past coming back to haunt you. But if you’re Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, the past isn’t easy to hide from, especially when it’s a sex tape. Combine that tape—which is still making a profit—with an ex who can’t let go, and you have Ray J’s life story. Or what his life seems to have amounted to.
According to TMZ, Ray J is planning to give his most recent profits from Kim K. Superstar to Kanye West and Kim Kardashian as a wedding gift. So how much money has the musician and producer made from the sex tape over the last couple of months?
Ray J picked up $6,135.60 in January, $20,097.31 in February, $9,674.76 in March and $10,931.52 in April. That’s close to a $47,000 wedding gift. The sex tape, which was filmed in 2007 and distributed by Vivid Entertainment, has allegedly made more than $50 million.
So it’s clear that Ray J is still hung up on the fact that he didn’t end up with Kim, but sending this gift is one step away from being a scorned ex. Ray J realizes that Kim and Kanye may not even accept his generous gift, so he’s also willing to donate it to her favorite charity.
Something tells me that the soon-to-be-married couple will do just fine without Ray J’s token of congratulations.
Of course, social media has been going in on Ray J and his shenanigans all day:
When the sex-tape profits stop rolling in, Ray J is going to wish he’d saved the money. Also, will someone please let me know who are these people who are still buying this sex tape? Never mind—I don’t even want to know.
Yesha Callahan is editor of The Grapevine and a staff writer at The Root. Follow her on Twitter.