Ray J and Whitney Houston dated off and on over the past few years and since Houston’s death in February, Ray J has opened up about missing the singer and her friendship. In the midst of his grief, however, rumors started swirling recently which alleged that Ray J possessed a sex tape with Houston. His rep has reached out to E! Online to refute the rumors, calling the allegations “despicable.”
“The despicable tabloid report released today claiming the existence of a sex tape between Ray J and Whitney Houston is not true,” Ray J’s rep, Courtney Barnes, told E! News. “This story along with so many others have been released to sell magazines. There is no sex tape or explicit photos.”
The details of Houston and Ray J’s relationship aren’t clear, but they have been linked romantically as early as 2007 and he admits that they shared a very close friendship. “I really miss my friend, you know, I really do. I’m still hurting,” Ray has shared publicly, since Whitney’s death.
At Houston’s funeral Ray J broke down completely, and just a day before the burial he released a statement, sharing his grief over Houston’s passing. “Over the past few days I’ve tried to process the emptiness that I am experiencing,” he wrote. “What my heart feels cannot be expressed in words. The world lost an icon but I lost my close friend. Nippy I miss you so much! You were so happy and full of love. Your smile will live in my heart forever.”