Kanye West Really Did Pay His Cousin $250,000 USD To Not Leak His Sex Tape

Remember when Kanye West rapped “I had a cousin that stole my laptop that I was f*ckin’ bitches on. Paid that n**** 250 thousand just to get it from him. Real friends … Huh?”  on that ‘Real Friends’ joint? Yeezy also mentions a cousin on ‘No More Parties in L.A.’ when he says “And as far as real friends, tell all my cousins I love ‘em, even the one that stole the laptop, you dirty motherfucker.” So its been reported that really did happen. According to Kanye’s cousin Lawrence Franklin, Kanye actually paid off another one of their relatives who had gotten access to video footage of the hip hop icon having sex with an unknown woman. Lawrence stated the clip was found on a laptop West had given away as a gift in 2012, the same year he started officially dating Kim. In a new interview with Daily Mail, Franklin states it was this incident that led to Kanye’s mistrust towards the people around him.

Read the interview here.

Scroll to Top

Join the Hype fam and sign-up today

Newsletters • competitions • events