Kanye West and Ray J shocked fans when they posed for photos together at the premiere of Candace Owens’s documentary, The Biggest Lie Ever Sold: George Floyd & The Rise of BLM, in Nashville. Although the two apparently “kept their distance from each other”, according to that Page six, they were both in attendance to support Candace at her anti-Black Lives Matter event. Due to Kanye and Ray J’s mutual history with Kim Kardashianthe men haven’t gotten along in the past, so their joint red carpet appearance was quite surprising.
Candace has publicly criticized the Black Lives Matter movement on a number of occasions, and Kanye proved he shared her stance when he wore a White Lives Matter shirt during Paris Fashion Week earlier this month. Posing for photos together in their matching shirts, Candace and Kanye went public with their unexpected friendship. Since then, Candace has publicly defended Kanye amid his shocking and controversial behavior. She even publicly came to his defense after he posted horrific anti-Semitic messages on Twitter, which led to his Twitter and Instagram accounts being suspended.
Meanwhile, Kanye and Ray J have not been shy about their beef with each other, having publicly sparred in the past. In 2021, Kanye had Kim’s back amid drama with Ray J, which unfolded The Kardashians in April. Ray J previously claimed to have a second sex tape of himself and Kim, and Kanye met with him to retrieve the hard drive with the alleged footage. Kim always insisted that a second tape did not exist, which she said was confirmed once she saw what was actually on the hard drive. Meanwhile, Ray J claimed that the story is continuing The Kardashians was “all lies”.
However, in recent months, Kanye has publicly clashed with the Kardashians on several occasions, just as Ray J has done over the years. In fact, in September, after one of Kanye’s social media rants about Kim and her family, Ray J jumped in with his own disses. In his comments he claimed that Kris Jenner “mastered” the release of his and Kim’s sex tape, a claim he has stood by for years. Maybe these two have more in common than they previously thought.