Kanye West has been one of the top names in the hip hop industry ever since he gained popularity in the 2000s. His fans are well aware that he encountered a lot many ups and downs during his entire life. Since then he married Kim Kardashian West, became father to a beautiful soul and embraced his faith in Christianity.
Apart from being a happy man, he had certain incidents in his life that affected him a lot. He was once blackmailed by his own cousin when a sex videotape was found in West’s laptop.
This incident happened in 2012. Kanye’s cousin Franklin narrated the incident in an interview. He recalled the incident saying he was at his aunt’s place when the cousin called Franklin and his uncle to the kitchen to have some chat. Meanwhile, he opened Kayne’s laptop and showed the video where Kanye is having sex with a fair-skinned black woman.
He then decided to leak the video to the media and the adult sites, which although will be valuable to the media but might be crucial for Kanye. While all this happened Kanye was rigid enough to say that the video won’t be leaked to the media at any cost.
Ever since then Franklin wondered why Kanye was so rigid to keep the video private, he believed that the reason might be the fact the girl in the video was neither Kanye’s ex-girlfriend ‘Amber Rose’ nor his girlfriend of that time ‘Kim Kardashian.’
Eventually, Kanye had to buy his own video for a consideration of $250,000. He made sure that the cousin has no other copy of the tape and made him pass a lie detector test.
This incident had a huge impact on Kanye, he lost trust in his close acquaintances.