In case you missed it, Kim Kardashian-West admitted via social media yesterday that she was high off of ecstasy (the drug, not the emotion) when she made the now famous snooze fest of a sex tape that was released in 2007.
Kim has risen to meteoric fame since the release of her infamous porno. To put things into perspective for you, Beyonce Giselle Knowles, one of the greatest entertainers of all time, who releases album after album and goes on international tour after tour, has a net worth of $355 million.
Kim K, who has no discernible talent outside of making her fifteen minutes of fame last more than eleven years, has a net worth of $350 million. Don’t get me wrong, Kimmy is a busy girl. She is a media mogul who has her own show on a major network and she has found her niche in the tech and beauty spaces that has allowed her to grow from a porno actress in her own film and Paris Hilton’s BFF to someone who has immense power and influence. I credit her mom for having the foresight and business savvy to recognize opportunities and secure checks that has created generational wealth for her entire family.
I have no qualms with giving credit where it is due. I also won’t hold my tongue when I see a powerful woman, like Kim Kardashian, make the very problematic statement that she was high on drugs while she engaged in sex with Ray-J on tape.
In the era of #MeToo, no one wants to be next up on the list of celebrity men who get tangled in the web of financial and social ruin because of sexual assault. When Kim Kardashian West says that she was high when she made that tape, essentially what she is saying is that her ability to make decisions and give consent was null because she was under the influence. Not only was she incapable of giving consent, she is putting the onus on Ray-J for taking advantage of her and exploiting her sexuality.
No offense but the Kardashian and Jenners have all made a fortune exploiting Kim’s sexuality. It’s problematic, especially in the era of #MeToo, to accuse men of such exploitation knowing the ruin that this could cause. Ray-J is married with a daughter. It’s no secret that Kim consented and her team was even instrumental in “leaking” the sex tape. If Kim was taken advantage of, certainly no charges followed the trail of checks that were cashed in her account.
I’m disappointed that a woman with her influence could make such an inflammatory statement with no accountability. Kim has proven that money can’t buy class and she is willing to do anything for attention, fame and money. I’m shocked that she can go into prisons to fight for the rights of black people who have been either wrongly incarcerated or jailed for asinine amounts of time on one hand and on the other hand continue to assault black culture and make derogatory statements without merit.
It’s callous. It’s irresponsible.
Kim’s no victim and Ray-J’s no rapist.