For years, Ray J has been the subject of lyrical shoutouts, referencing everything from his songs to his 2007 sex tape with Kim Kardashian.
The singer sat down with Genius for a new video on Tuesday (Feb. 23) where he reacted to a number of songs that mention him by name — including Kanye West’s “Highlights,” which features the lyrics, “I bet me and Ray J would be friends / If we ain’t love the same b—h / Yeah, he might have hit it first / Only problem is I’m rich.”
“That’s what it say in the song? No, it don’t,” Ray J said in disbelief to West’s reference to his former relationship with Kardashian. “That was cool. That’s like he’s having a conversation. I didn’t know it said all of that.”
Ray J went on to praise Jay-Z and West’s Watch the Throne as “one of the greatest albums of all time,” before suggesting that “maybe we might need to be friends now. Everybody need to just put that s–t behind. It’s 2021. It’s all love over here. Let’s bring the love together.”
Ye isn’t the only rapper Ray wants to link up with. The star was thrilled about City Girls’ “Make ’em wish like Ray J” line in their “Say Sum (Remix),” and extended an offer for a collaboration. “That’s what the f–k we need!” he exclaimed. “City Girls, please, man, let’s collab. Let’s do some technology together. I got some bags. I got some opportunities for us. That’s my wish, that City Girls make ‘em wish like Ray J. And that’s Ray J’s wish is for City Girls to come get on some of this technology with me.”
Ray J’s name also made its way into Eminem’s “Godzilla,” where he raps, “This beat is cray-cray, Ray J, h-a, h-a, h-a.”
“Man, you always want to get an Eminem mention,” he shared. “That’s like the highest level of it.”
Overall, the “One Wish” singer shared immense gratitude for all the songs he’s been mentioned in. “Good and bad, it all goes together and I appreciate that s–t,” he said.
Watch the full video, which also includes songs from Method Man, Rick Ross, CupcakKe, GoldLink and more, below.