Kim Kardashian walking down the aisle in a demure white wedding dress to marry the father of her child, Kanye West, has apparently caused many people to have naughty thoughts. The Daily Star reported on Sunday, June 8, that Kim's wedding to the rapper has dramatically driven up sales of her 2003 sex tape with Ray J.
The website reports that Kim is pocketing almost $50,000 a week from sales of the tape, which is distributed by Vivid. According to a source at Vivid's headquarters in Los Angeles, Kim's wedding to Kanye "has sparked huge new interest." The source added that the sex tape, which began her road to world-wide stardom, "has become the gift that keeps on giving.”
Rather than being embarrassed and humiliated by the thought of new customers seeing her do the nasty with ex-boyfriend Ray J, Kim is reportedly pleased. The source said that Kim, who has always viewed the tape as guaranteed income for life, is "totally jazzed" that her wedding has driven up sales so dramatically, since it means more money for her.
Not surprisingly, her new husband isn't so jazzed about the sales increase. The source said that Kanye is "really p***ed" that people still want to see his wife having sex with another man, especially since that man is Ray J, an arch rival.
The source added that Kanye's also furious that Kim is still in a bit of a financial partnership with Ray J. The two sued Vivid for distributing the sex tape without permission and then settled with them, giving the company the right to distribute the tape worldwide for a big cut of the profits. Perhaps Kanye will cough up the cash to buy back the rights so that less people will see his wife doing it with another man?
In a 2012 interview with Oprah, Kim Kardashian's mom and manager Kris Jenner said that she cried herself to sleep for a few nights when she learned that the tape had gone public. When asked if she would be where she is without the sex tape, Kim admitted that the tape was how she "was introduced to the world" but pointed out that she has since worked hard to get people to know the real her.