Will Ray J be on 'Celebrity Big Brother'? 4 things to know about Kim Kardashian West's ex

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Will Ray J be appearing on Celebrity Big Brother in 2017? That's the latest rumor according to British tabloid The Sun. If the reports are true, Ray J will be a housemate on the UK reality series 10 years after his sex tape with Kim Kardashian West leaked. 

The channel 5 show has yet to confirm the contestants, but according to reports, the series wanted Ray J because of his past with Kardashian West. The question heading into the new season is how much Ray J will reveal about his three-year relationship with Kardashian West. While we can't predict the future, we can give you a rundown of everything to know about the singer-songwriter and TV personality before the Jan. 3 premiere.

He's married to Princess Love

In August Ray J married his Love & Hip-Hop Hollywood co-star Princess Love. Days after their wedding, LHHH co-star Moniece Slaughter made headlines (and drama) when she said she doesn't expect the marriage to last more than two years. Per TMZ, Slaughter "hooked up" with Ray J in the pre-Love era, which may explain her ire.

"Princess doesn't like the fact that I'm familiar with her man," Slaughter said in a confessional on the show, according to the International Business Times. "Maybe just as familiar as she is and maybe even a little more. ... But she should just get the fuck over it."

Brandy is his sister

Ray J is singer Brandy's brother. Their father is gospel singer Willie Norwood and their mother is entertainment manager Sonja Norwood. Together, the family stars on Brandy and Ray J: A Family Business, which follows their personal and professional lives. 

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Snoop Dogg is his cousin

According to Atlanta Black Star, Snoop Dogg first publicly revealed that Ray J and Brandy are his cousins in a 2006 MTV interview. Apparently when the three first found out they were related, they wanted to keep it a secret. Now they are open about the fact that they are family. Case in point: After Ray J's wedding, Snoop Dogg posted this picture on Instagram with the message, "Congrats to my cousin @rayj and Princess." 

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He's not too fond of Kim

In November, he released the song "Famous," featuring Chris Brown. The song has the same title of a song put out by Kanye West, and takes a couple digs at Kardashian West. As Billboard pointed out, West's song mentions Ray J and the video featured nude wax likenesses of both him and Brown.

In "Famous," Ray J sings, "She fuck me for fame, look in her eyes/ She was the first one to sign on the line/ She was the real one that planned it all out/ Look at the family, they walk around proud/ All because she had my dick in her mouth." The lines "Wanna have me in bed while you fuckin' your spouse/ Shows that you still a rat and your man Mickey Mouse" take aim at Yeezy.

"You can't fault me and Chris for responding to all the things that have been done about us [in the media] over the last few months," Ray J told Billboard.

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Christine Stoddard

Christine Stoddard is a freelance writer whose stories have appeared in Marie Claire, Bustle, Teen Vogue, Ravishly, and beyond. In addition to authoring books for Dancing Girl Press and The History Press, she edits Quail Bell Magazine and hosts "The Badass Lady-Folk of Brooklyn" for Radio Free Brooklyn. Learn more at WordsmithChristine.com.

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