Celebs Who Used The Kardashians To Get Famous – The public and celebrities alike have been highly critical of the Kardashians because of how they came to become famous. While others have reached fame due to their talent or intellect, the Kardashians don’t have the best reputation since Kim Kardashian was first introduced to mainstream audiences through her sex tape.
The release of the tape coupled with a few famous friends helped to land Kim her own reality show, and the fascination over Keeping Up with the Kardashians also helped to give celebrity status to the entire Kardashian/Jenner clan.
Although the Kardashians can officially call themselves celebrities, people still tend to look down on them in regards to their fame status. As a reality star, it’s possible that none of the Kardashians will ever obtain a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and many celebrities have even come out to show their disdain over the entire family.
While the Kardashians have come under constant attack over their means of obtaining fame, it’s interesting how many celebrities and sports stars have used the Kardashian name to try and get their own names in the papers. People are hugely critical over the Kardashian clan, but aren’t as critical over some of their hanger-ons.
From ex-partners to so-called friends, there seems to be a gang of people that aren’t above latching onto the Kardashian name to gain celebrity status of their own. Check out our list of the 13 celebrities that used the Kardashians to get famous, and see how even this famous clan can get used to gain fame.
13. Ray J
Kim Kardashian and Ray J met while she was working as a stylist for his sister, Brandy. The two dated for around three years, and most famously filmed a sex tape that was leaked and released by Vivid Entertainment. While the sex tape was hugely successful in making Kim Kardashian a household name, it is also the biggest embarrassment of her career (which is saying a lot). On the other hand, the sex tape was actually favorable for Ray J.
In his book, Death of a Cheating Man: What Every Woman Must Know About Men Who Stray, Ray J seemed pretty happy about his portrayal in the tape and even stated, “I literally became a sex object.” He also released an album with a pixilated picture of Kim Kardashian, which highlighted the song, “I Hit It First.”
It’s obvious that Ray J was hoping to drum up some added publicity for his album release by using his relationship past with Kim Kardashian. While she wants the world to forget about her time with Ray J, he is hoping to exploit it as much as humanly possible.