Ray J is adamant that his new song, “I Hit It First,” is not about his ex-girlfriend, Kim Kardashian. But no one believes him.
He sings about a girl who “might move on to rappers and ballplayers,” who “chose to go west” and with whom he wants to make “another movie.” Kardashian just so happens to have dated rappers and athletes, be having a baby with her boyfriend Kanye West and recorded an adult film with the For The Love Of Ray J star.
Ray J says that people have misinterpreted the song. “When people first heard the lyrics or read the lyrics online they kinda took the song somewhere it wasn’t supposed to go,” he says during a phone interview with Yahoo! Music.
The singer and actor says “I Hit It First” is just a fun song. “It’s life put into a music form from my perspective,” he says.
Reportedly, Ray J has cast a Kardashian lookalike to play the female lead in the video that he says will make light of his life. “I’m not going to say it’s a parody but it is us having fun, us kinda poking fun at my life and what we been through and just keeping everything fun.”
Ray J’s explanations aren’t convincing.
When asked if Kardashian is the woman behind the pixelated single cover artwork that is conceptually similar to West’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy cover, Ray J dodges the question. “I can’t really say what the picture is because it will give it away,” he says.
Clearly, the whoopla is upsetting the Kardashians, who have not publically addressed the song. Has Kardashian’s staunch momager Kris Jenner contacted him to complain? Ray J jokes about screening his calls. “I can’t tell you who tried to call me though 'cause I don’t know ‘cause when it says blocked, I push end quick,” he offers with a laugh.
When the subject of the Keeping Up With The Kardashian star’s pregnancy is raised, Ray J makes it clear that children are off limits. “I don’t talk about any of those subjects in the song,” he says. “I stay true to the facts and the fact is that this is a non fiction record.”
He does admit that he felt good when he learned that West rapped “My girl a superstar all from a home movie” on his song “Clique.” “A few people called me and I was like, ‘That’s what music is about, talking about real life,’” he recalls.
While Ray J is in damage control mode in an effort to redirect what is being reported about the song, he couldn’t be happier about all the attention he’s getting.
Did he expect the public to interpret the song this way? “I mean listen,” he says, “I run an independent company, Knockout Entertainment. We’ve always come out with records that had a concept that impacted really, really, really hard. This is probably our biggest impact coming from our company. I think everybody in our company is happy. iTunes is happy. I think we just need to keep moving forward in a positive way.”
Ugh, good luck with that, Ray J.
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