The 2007 tape, filmed when Kardashian and Ray J were dating at the time, gave rise to what would become her family’s E! reality show, “Keeping Up With the Kardashians.”
Kardashian said West retrieved the footage not just for her, but also for the four young children they share.
“I want to shield them from as much as I can,” she said. “And if I had the power to or if Kanye has the power to, like that is just the most important thing to me. And I’m just so emotional because of it.”
This all happened last year, before Kardashian hosted “Saturday Night Live,” where she appeared with her now boyfriend, cast member Pete Davidson.
“How you gonna bring me to ‘SNL’ and kiss the dude you dating right in front of me?” West said during that interview. “And everybody’s like, ‘Oh, that’s, that’s cool.’ After I went [and] got the laptop from Ray J myself that night, right?”
On the reality show episode, West said he didn’t pay anything for the remainder of the tape, which Kardashian said did not contain any additional scenes on intimacy, only footage of her and Ray J being out at a club and a restaurant.