Applaud this man! Of course, the sad irony for Ray J is that the sex tape only launched one career. Kardashian has gone on to build a powerhouse brand last year Forbes ranked her at No. 7 on their “Celebrity 100” list. She earned an estimated $18 million in 2012 off of her various reality shows, endorsements and own retail products. Ray J, meanwhile, did not land anywhere on Forbes’ “Celebrity 100” list.
Ray J’s reliance on words like “hit,” “hop,” and “boppers,” as well as his claim that he can do it all without “even put[ting] in work” makes the Bop It thesis incredibly persuasive. Given the tactile nature of Bop It, in which one must “pull” and “twist” and “squeeze” and “bop” it, confusing Ray J’s lyrics for a song about sex is understandable but ultimately misinformed. Ray J’s repetition of “I hit it” at the end of the verse is a further shout out to Bop It and his mastery of it. He is proud of his Bop It skills and is challenging any and all listeners to challenge his prowess. “I had her head going north and her ass going south/ But now baby chose to go West/ We deep in the building she know that I kill ’em/ I know that I hit it best.” Many of those in the I-Hit-It-First-Is-A-Kanye-West-Diss-Track Camp point to these lyrics in particular to argue that Ray J is referencing Kim Kardashian’s decision to leave him and go “(Kanye) West.” What these critics are overlooking, however, are the general themes of travel and abandonment that mark Ray J’s ballad, and that completely transcend any current event or person. Rather, Ray J is reflecting on the earliest stages of American westward expansion.
Kim Kardashians current lover Kanye West may come face-to-face with her former lover Ray J at The BET Awards on view publisher site June 30. Ray J is set to host The BET AwardsNomination SpecialThe Chosen on June 19, so theres a good chance hell appear at the awards show as well.And Kanye is nominated for four awards, so an awkward run-in at either of the events is likely to happen. Ray J & Kanye West At BET Awards Awkward Run-In Inevitable? After Ray J released I Hit It First , a song allegedly about how he had sex with Kim Kardashian first, a source close to Kanye told HollywoodLife.com exclusively that Kanye thinks Ray J is crazy . Kanye is very upset over I Hit It First, which contains lyrics like,Hit it from north/Brought her head down south/Now that Im finished/Shes on to Mr. West.Hes infuriated that Ray J would trudge up his and Kims sex tape from 2007 just to get a little attention.
I wanted to watch the For the Love of Ray J reunion tonight, but I think I ended up watching the Maury show. Nah. It was For the Love of Ray J alright, but there was some Maury-ish, running-backstage craziness going on that I just could not believe. So, here’s what went down: Ray J and the eliminated girls came back to talk about the show…blah blah blah. Fast forward to Mz Berry coming out to talk about her relationship with Ray.