Kanye mocked Ray J during his album release concert Thursday — about both of them having sex with Kim Kardashian — but we’ve learned Kanye called Ray ahead of time to squash any beef.
In one of the tracks, Kanye rapped, “Me and Ray J would probably be friends if we wasn’t in love with the same bitch … you might have hit it first, but I’m rich, though.” The kinder, gentler Kanye must have realized Ray could have taken it badly and launched an attack, so Kim’s hubby launched his preemptive strike.
We’re told Kanye ran into Brandy and they talked face-to-face, he asked her to tell her brother he meant no harm or disrespect by the lyrics … he said is was pure fun and he was not talking trash about Ray J’s bank account.
In addition, Kanye’s rep contacted Ray J’s manager, David Weintraub, to reaffirm the message.
As for how Ray J received it, we’re told he’s cool with both Kanye and Kim and appreciates Kanye reaching out.
Our Ray J sources say he also wants to make something very clear … he’s also very rich and currently has 4 TV shows on the air.
We should also let you know Kanye hit up Taylor Swift too! He called her late last month to tell her about a lyric in his song … “I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex, I made that bitch famous.”
Sources directly connected with Swift say Kanye called her to explain it was a joke and wanted to make sure she wouldn’t be upset. We’re told Swift said she got the joke and gave him the thumbs up to release the song with the lyric.
We’re told Kanye and Taylor have been cool with each other since shortly after the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards, when he jacked her moment onstage. The 2 speak on the phone from time to time and are on friendly terms.
Kanye’s getting blasted by Swift fans who think he’s taking a shot at her. Not the case.
(Source Cowan: Black Media Scoop)