How Kanye West, Kim Kardashian West, and Brandy’s Connection Goes Beyond Kim’s Relationship With Ray J

by Jeremy Spirogis
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It’s no secret that Kim Kardashian West as soon as dated Brandy’s little brother, Ray J. The two have been in a relationship for 3 or 4 years. Shortly after their break up, a tape of their most intimate moments was launched to the general public and the world was launched to Kim and her household within the type of a actuality present months later. Since then, the world hasn’t been in a position to cease maintaining along with her.

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Brandy and Kanye West by way of Twitter

Kim’s husband Kanye additionally has ties to Brandy’s household. Through music and being in the identical business, it’s nearly inconceivable for the 2 households to keep away from one another. But simply how deep does their historical past go? They’ve all be interconnected for a while and followers have questioned the place their relationship stands today. 

Kim Kardashian West labored as Brandy’s private shopper/stylist; Khloé Kardashian additionally labored as Brandy’s private assistant

Most folks are likely to deal with Kim’s notorious tape with Ray J as the inspiration for her fame she was working nicely earlier than then. Kim has been open about her ambition and value ethic since her begin on KUWTK, explaining that whereas her sibling selected school, she started working for her father’s report firm again within the day. 

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Brandy and her daughter with Kim Kardashian and Ray J by way of Twitter

She additionally had profitable clothes boutiques, DASH and Smooch, that she ran along with her sisters beginning in 2006. Prior to the boutiques, Kim labored as a star stylist and closet organizer.

One of her shoppers was Brandy, the sister of her ex-boyfriend Ray J. Khloé labored as Brandy’s private assistant, retaining the business all within the household which has change into the Kardashian development. 

Kanye West met Kim Kardashian West when he collaborated on a track with Brandy

Kim and Kanye have been pals lengthy earlier than they started relationship formally post her break up from retired NBA participant Kris Humpries. She recalled assembly him on the set of a music video for a track of Brandy’s that he was featured on through the 10-year anniversary particular for KUWTK.

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Don C, Ray J, Brandy and Kanye West | Johnny Nunez/WireImage for Entertainment Weekly Magazine

“I met him, I think, in 2002 or 2003. He was recording a song with Brandy, and I was her friend. I vividly remember hanging out with him, and then they did a video together, so I’d see him a few times,” she revealed. “He was asking his friends, ‘Who is this Kim Kardajan?’ He didn’t know what my name was.”

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The music video was really shot in 2004 for Brandy and Kanye’s “Talk About Our Love.” The track was a single for Brandy’s fourth studio album Afrodisiac and was written and produced by Kanye. He additionally starred within the video as Brandy’s love curiosity.

Brandy’s relationship with the Kardashians soured when she accused them of theft

Sometime after the 2004 music video shoot and after Kim and Ray J’s relationship ended, issues with the Kardashian household and Brandy’s household went array. Sonja Norwood, Brandy’s mom and her supervisor, sued the Kardashian clan and likewise listed their companies within the swimsuit accusing the household of spending over $120,000 of unauthorized fees on Brandy’s bank card.

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Ray J and Kim Kardashian | Mark Sullivan/WireImage

RadarOnline reported on the key lawsuit in a 2015 article. The swimsuit confirmed Kim was working as Brandy’s private shopper/stylist and was licensed to make one buy on an American Express card in 2004. Instead, Norwood alleged that Kim gave the bank card info to varied members of the Kardashian household who used the cardboard with out her consent…even after their business relationship ended.

The publication notes that Norwood claimed the Kardashians spent at the very least $60,000 on the cardboard in 2006, and at the very least $57,000 in 2007. The Kardashians companies have been listed within the swimsuit as Norwood says she found the cardboard was used for transactions at their boutiques. 

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The Norwoods 2010 | Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images

The Kardashians denied any wrongdoing and Norwood requested the lawsuit be dismissed with out prejudice in 2009, claiming it was settled out of court docket. Still, the injury was executed.

Brandy later defined that her and Kim “grew in different directions” but additionally admitted in a 2012 interview with Wendy Williams that she “missed her friendship” with Kim. it’s unclear the place they stand today.

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