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World Reacts to Ray J's New Single About Kim Kardashian, 'I Hit It First'

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Last week, hip-hop singer Ray J took a moment out of his otherwise busy life to remind the world that he was the first person to publicly bone Kim Kardashian. The artist's subtly titled track "I Hit It First" contains lyrics such as:

She might move on to rappers and ballplayers/ But we all know I hit it first/ I hop in the club and boppers show love, and I don't even put in work/ I hit it, I hit it, I hit it, I hit it, I hit it, I hit it first

The song appears to be a reference to the 2007 sex tape that put Kim Kardashian on the map.

Needless to say, certain other rap stars aren't thrilled with the release of the single. A "source close to" Kanye West told The Hollywood Life that West — Kim's boyfriend and baby daddy — is pissed, but that at the same time, he recognizes that haters gonna hate:

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Kanye sees the song for what it truly is — a publicity stunt. ”Kanye don’t condone broke ass, jealous [guys] who be trying to bite off he and Kim’s fame just to stay, wait, just to become relevant.

Ray J, for his part, is now backtracking and saying that the song isn't actually about Kim, duh, people are just overreacting. According to The Huffington Post, Ray said in an interview that it's really all fun and games and that it's best to just not get deep about these kinds of things:

"It's a song, it's not about that, it's about a concept," Ray J said in an interview with New York radio station Hot 97. "People going way too deep. They just gotta keep it on the surface. I'm not trying to create no war, it's all love; we're doing music."

For the curious among you, here is the track in all its glory: