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Ray J Wants

Another Piece of Kim K

9/3/2011 6:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Ray J
thinks it's a fabulous idea for Vivid Entertainment to sell the rights to "Kim K Superstar" ... so long as he gets a big piece of the action.
 
TMZ broke the story ... an undisclosed private party has offered to buy all rights to the XXX flick from Vivid honcho Steve Hirsch -- which he told TMZ is worth at least $30 million.  The buyer indicated he (though we're guessing it's a she) wanted to take the video off the market.

TMZ has obtained a letter from Ray J's lawyer to Hirsch, in which the attorney makes it clear ... Ray J has partial copyright ownership in the video and "any attempts to transfer the copyright outside of these parameters will result in filing a motion with the courts to seek an injunction of any sale until Ray J's rights are protected." Translation -- he wants some serious cash.

The letter also says the video has been a pain in the ass for Ray J:  "... my client rarely has a conversation with industry professionals where the Tape has not been mentioned or questioned ... no amount of money can relieve him from this nightmare."  The lawyer didn't mention how much money Ray J has already made from the video.

As for Kim's financial interest in the tape ... no one is talking, but the video has made untold millions, and Kim is a smart businesswoman. We're just sayin'...

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31.

I am Spartacus    

2 things
#1, TMZ/ The Kardashians are milking this story for all its worth to keep their name in the spotlight. Now that the wedding is over there is no reason to talk or pay attention to this family (which is why Pimp Master Kris Jenner is probably already pushing for Kim to be pregnant).

#2, Just because this so called "Mystery buyer" is buying the rights to the tape doesn't mean it can't be distrubted still. Perhaps this person is buying the rights so they can then turn around and sell it without any issues because they legally will own the rights to it. Its just another way to keep Kim's name in the news and to make even more money off the tape which made that family famous.

1093 days ago
32.

Bob    

"no amount of money can relieve him from this nightmare."

Really? I was under the impression he and Kim made this video for the purpose of jump starting their careers (just like Kim's friend, Paris, supposedly did), and apparently it not only worked, it made them wealthier than they would have ever dreamed.

1093 days ago
33.

Melissa    

TMZ--why do you keep insisting its Kim trying to buy the rights? She could have bought the rights a long time ago if she wanted. Its obviously her new husband Kris. That makes a lot more sense. Come on, I'm disappointed in your logic.

1093 days ago
34.

Sarcia    

I knew jealousy played a big role in Ray J rant claiming he made KK who she is today (Rich and famous). All that was just to say he want in on the money and attention action now too, seeing how Kim blew up... like Kim owed his sorry arse something, claiming he want the tape off the market etc... Ray J got himself a lawyer because now it doesn't matter what become of the porn tape just so long as he get his cut, his piece of the pie he never wanted after the fact. Nasty bastards, all of them. The whole disgusting thing is ironic, porn is legal and sell, but not prostituion? Ew to them both!!

1093 days ago
35.

aquanet    

Ray-Jobless is a joke, No one would be talking about him at all if it weren't for this tape.

He goes to is office and pretends like he has a job. Spends time in the studio and pretends like he has a music career. His sex tape ( because of Kim) has probably sold more than his music. This guys is just another hustler trying to make a buck without really having to have to work for it.

1093 days ago
36.

chucklehead    

no amount of money could ever convince me to watch 2 d****bags having sex.

1093 days ago
37.

Denni    

Before that NASTY tape, he was just Brandy Brother and he still is. Her big sloppy ass is fake. Don't believe that ish about an x-ray. Ray J just looks dirty to me and has a walk that says, "I'm burning". Kim is really pitiful, in fact the only sane one in that household is Bruce. Ray J can buy the rights back and get the video if he wants. He can get the money from Brandy,banks,his cars, loans,begging, and making another tape with Precious because he has nothing. Both of them are pitiful and Kris Humphries is stupid for marrying this chick so fast without "googling" her.

1093 days ago
38.

I am Spartacus    

"...my client rarely has a conversation with industry professionals where the Tape has not been mentioned or questioned ... no amount of money can relieve him from this nightmare."

So tell Ray J to stop mentioning it then

1093 days ago
39.

bunny    

Yeah, Ray J's life is a nightmare. Sure. How many seasons did his stupid show have? That's just the beginning of his luck.

1093 days ago
40.

cochino    

As for Kim's financial interest in the tape ... no one is talking, but the video has made untold millions, and Kim is a smart businesswoman. We're just sayin'...

so this is hinting she want to own the rights so she can turn around and sell it?

Once anything is put on the net, it loses its marketability as it becomes free for anyone who wants it. It also makes it harder to control the distribution.

What a stupid ploy or sad PR piece.

1093 days ago
41.

Hoopee    

This is awesome. One fame whore suing another fame whore for money.

1093 days ago
42.

Ray    

Her wedding was such a non-event she's finally going to get proper recognition as a mediocre porn star.

1093 days ago
43.

Craig    

Who cares!!! Neither one of them deserve their celebrity. Just an example of celebrity created by the tabloids.

1093 days ago
44.

Nope    

It's only smart of him to want a piece of the money. Do I feel sorry for him? Hell no. Hollywood s***...all of them!

1093 days ago
45.

Bob    

"no amount of money can relieve him from this nightmare."

BS. He and Kim made this video for the purpose of jump starting their careers (just like Kim's friend, Paris, did with hers), and it not only worked, it made them wealthier than they had ever imagined.

1093 days ago
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