Kris Humphries claimed that Kris Jenner, Kim Kardashian’s mother, conceived the idea of the sex tape and coaxed her daughter into filming it, according to DailyMail.com. TMZ also reported that Kim K filmed the video more than once because her mother said the original shots were not “pretty” enough. The X-rated feature was released in February 2007, four years after the video was made.
The explicit video featuring Kim K and ex-boyfriend Ray J marked the beginning of Kardashian’s career, accumulating so much publicity that E Network awarded the Kardashian family with a reality show. Most families would have faced ridicule after the release of their daughter’s sex tape, but the Kardashians were embraced by society, eventually praised for their good looks, lavish living and bigger than life bank accounts. For each catastrophic move she makes, Kim Kardashian earns big dollars, leaving fans wondering if it’s all just a part of her mother’s money-driven scheme.