Singer and TV personality Ray J is considering legal action against Kanye West, after the rapper including his naked likeness in his new video.
Defiant Kanye is challenging the celebrities whose lookalikes appear stripped down in the controversial “Famous” promo to sue him and it seems Ray J, who previously dated West’s wife Kim Kardashian, may become the first to get legal.
The 35-year-old, who co-starred alongside Kim in a 2007 sex tape, was unimpressed to see a waxwork version of himself in the video, and his business manager tells Britain’s Heat magazine he’s looking at filing suit against Kanye.
David Weintraub says, “We’re talking about potentially doing something, because there’s too many times Kanye has done this, and you can’t really continue to use people’s likeness without either compensation or clearance.
“It seems to be becoming an issue – this is like the fourth time in six months he’s done this. We haven’t really worked anything out. There were kind of discussions but it’s getting old, so our legal team is working out what we want to do with everything.”
Kanye debuted the video at a star-studded viewing party on June 24, and was quick to taunt celebrities like his ex Amber Rose, Taylor Swift and Chris Brown, who also appear in the “Famous” promo.
He tweeted: “Can somebody sue me already #I’llwait.”
Last week, Ray J told U.S. news show Entertainment Tonight he wasn’t happy about the video because it had caused problems at home with his fiancee Princess Love.
He said, “I’m engaged. My marriage is all messed up ’cause of craziness. I’m not part of nothing crazy. I walk down a good path. My fiancee (is) tripping. It’s all bad in my world, and that ain’t cool. Don’t put me part of nothing that’s weird, that don’t make no sense (sic).”