What Will Kim Kardashian Tell Her Kids About Her Sex Tape?

People often don’t think of the consequences that will occur for decisions that they make in their lives. Among those is having to tell your future children about questionable things you have done — especially if you are a celebrity. One such example is Kim Kardashian, who famously made a sex tape with rapper Ray J in 2003. Ten years later, she gave birth to her first child, daughter North West. That started the countdown clock to when — and, more importantly, what — she’ll tell North and her other children about the infamous tape.

Who is Kim Kardashian?

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Born Oct. 21, 1980, Kim Kardashian is the daughter of Robert Kardashian — who would go on to become well-known as one of O.J. Simpson’s defense attorneys in his double-murder trial — and Kris Kardashian. Although she had a famous father, she had a relatively low-profile adolescence. But in her 20s she was friends with socialite Paris Hilton, which began Kim’s rise to fame. The February 2007 release of her sex tape then catapulted the celebrity into superstardom, which was only exacerbated later that year when she starred with her family — which now included stepfather Bruce Jenner — in the E! docuseries Keeping Up With the Kardashians, which is still on the air as of 2019 and has spawned a number of spinoffs.

The history of Kim Kardashian’s sex tape

Kim made the tape with Ray J while they were dating in 2003, and it was leaked four years later. She admitted in a TV interview that the tape existed but said that it was their “personal business” and that she hoped it would “remain private.” She did not get her wish, though, because the tape was later sold under the title Kim K Superstar by Vivid Entertainment. That distribution of the tape led to a lawsuit against the company, which was reportedly settled for up to  $5 million.

Was Kim Kardashian high when she filmed her sex tape?

During a 2018 episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, Kim admitted in a conversation with family members that she had taken ecstasy on multiple occasions, including during her first wedding and when she made the sex tape with Ray J.

What does Kanye West think about Kim Kardashian’s sex tape?

Kim began dating rapper Kanye West in 2012 — while she was still married to basketball player Kris Humphries — and they got married in 2014. He was obviously aware of the Ray J tape at that point, and he apparently liked it. According to TMZ, he not only rapped about the tape but he also used it when he was in the bedroom with other ladies, prior to dating Kim, in order to get him in the mood.

What will Kim Kardashian tell her kids about her sex tape?

Which brings us to the big question: what kill Kim tell her kids about the tape? She still has time before it’ll come up since her oldest is only 5, but she has a plan as she discussed when answering Andy Cohen’s question in response to a viewer’s call in a post-show segment after the Jan. 14, 2019, episode of Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live. Her not-so-specific strategy is to be “super honest and real with” her kids about the tape because “that’s all you can be.” And, let’s be honest, it’s the 21st century so Kim’s kids are going to find out about the tape before long anyway, so she might as well be upfront and forthcoming about it so she can tell them in her way before they find out about it from their friends or reading about the tape online.