Zachary Levi opened the MTV Movie & TV Awards with an opening monologue that included a dig at Ray J and his infamous sex tape with Kim Kardashian ― causing the singer’s wife, Princess Love, to give two middle fingers to the camera.
“And, of course, America’s other sweetheart Ray J, from ‘Love & Hip Hop,’ is here,” said the ‘Shazaam!’ star at the start of the show. “Although I’m sure some of you are more familiar with his work as a cameraman.”
Immediately, the camera panned to Ray J and Princess Love, who threw both middle fingers in the air.
“I had to. I’m sorry, it was collectively a great idea,” Levi said, before moving along to the next joke.
In February 2007, Vivid Entertainment released Ray J and Kim Kardashian’s sex tape, which was filmed in 2003. Titled “Kim Kardashian, Superstar,” the video helped catapult the Kardashian family to the level of fame they have today. The duo dated on and off from 2003 to 2006.
As for Ray J, since then, he’s talked about the incident publicly and even alluded to it in a 2013 song called, “I Hit It First.” The cover art for the single even showed a pixelated image of a woman that looked like Kardashian.
The 38-year-old married Princess Love in August 2016 and the two share a daughter, Melody Love Norwood. They attended the MTV Movie & TV Awards as part of the cast of “Love & Hip Hop.”