Kim Kardashian West's sexually explicit past-and arguably her first claim to fame-continues to haunt her decades later. And it came by way of her soon-to-be ex-husband, Kanye West.
Ye, as West is now known, boasted in an interview Monday on Hollywood Unlocked that he prevented a second sex tape of Kardashian from surfacing by retrieving a laptop from beauty mogul Ray J's ex.
It allegedly contained more explicit images of Kardashian and the musician. Ye said he hand-delivered the laptop to Kardashian when she was
hosting "Saturday Night Live" in October and claimed she cried tears of relief when she saw it because "it represents how much she's been used."
"It represents how much people didn't want her, and just saw her as a commodity," she said in the interview.
But the Kardashian West camp doesn't believe there was ever a second sex tape to begin with. And, in addressing it, her spokesperson tried to
change the narrative around the ever-changing "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" alum, who is one of four children the late lawyer Robert Kardashian had with celebrity "momager" Kris Jenner.
Ye reportedly picked up a computer and hard drive that allegedly contained the original video and unreleased footage
of Kardashian West and Ray J's infamous 2002 romp in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Apparently, the newly recovered footage turned out to be fairly innocuous.
"Upon review, there was nothing unseen sexual [on the computer], just images on the plane on the way to Mexico and images at a club and a restaurant on the same trip," Kardashian West's rep said Wednesday in a statement to The Times.