Whitney Houston and her boy toy boyfriend Ray J never made sex tapes, the 31-year-old rap singer said today (Mar. 21), refuting a tabloid report that he and and the late singer took “a ton” of explicit videos and photos.
The report appeared in the tabloid weekly Star, which has been known to regularly publish lurid fabrications about celebrities. This story is one more indignity for the late singer’s family to bear.
The magazine claimed Whitney would have done anything for her toy boy, including making a sex tape.
Ray J infamously videoed himself having sex with Kim Kardashian, which ended up in the hands of porn publisher Vivid Entertainment. So it only took a small leap of faith for Star to make the same claim about Houston.
But Ray J, real name William Ray Norwood, issued a heated denial today (Mar.21) and said there are no sexually explicit photos or video of Houston. He said none were ever made involving him.
“The despicable tabloid report released today claiming the existence of a sex tape between Ray J and Whitney Houston is not true … There is no sex tape,” his rep told gossip Web site TMZ.
Houston who was 48 and 17 years older than Ray J is unlikely to have allowed herself to be filmed. But that didn’t stop the tabloid from claiming it had an unnamed source for the story. The family was reportedly begging him not to sell the material.
The Houston family had reportedly asked the 31-year-old rapper, who was 17 years Whitney’s junior to keep the videos an photos private.
The iconic singer died Feb. 11 on the eve of the Grammy Awards. The cause of death is awaiting toxicology reports, but alcohol and prescription drugs are suspected.
The singer had struggled for years with drug addiction and was reportedly near broke when she died.