"The old me had a lot of different things to say, but now when somebody asks me about the sex tape I realize I have to do better."
The tape turned Kim Kardashian into possibly the biggest celebrity on the planet. Celebrity in the purest sense of the word: she is famous. Ray J's life took a different turn and he, for a while, was living in the long shadow that this tape had cast (the Daily Mail reports that it "netted £100m since its release"). When Kim got with Kanye West, Ray J released a song to get back at them titled (maturely) "I Hit It First."
Now, though, Ray J says he regrets his petty ways and, like the Kardashian-Wests, wants to focus on family. He told the daily mail: "I don’t regret anything I’ve done. Not even the sex tape, it’s shaped me into the person I am today and helped me find The One" (By "The One" he is not referring to God, but to his wife Princess). He later revised his statement to say that he does in fact have one regret: "My only career regret is the way I was removed from the Big Brother House."
Why the sudden turn-around? Ray J seems to have a newfound respect for women after witnessing his wife's 28-hour labour. In the interview:
Seeing Princess go through such a terrifying labour and only get an epidural in the twenty-seventh hour has really made me look at women differently. It was the most emotional experience of my life.
In the interest of celebrating the new Ray J, enjoy this all-time great song from the old Ray J: