Ray J Tells Kim: 'You Have Me To Thank

Rapper Ray J is taking credit for all the worldwide interest in Kim Kardashian. The rapper who "co-starred" with Kim in an infamous sex tape, texted her a message that said just that, RadarOnline.com is exclusively reporting.

"And to think you really have me to thank for all this ;-)" a source tells us Ray J texted the bride!

This isn't the first time Ray has taken credit for Kim's success.
Earlier this year, he told an interviewer he had "created" her.

A graphic sex tape of the two was leaked in February, 2007, and Vivid
Entertainment jumped in with plans to professionally release it. Kim
filed a $5 million lawsuit against the porn company. The parties settled
for an undisclosed amount.

Kim's big break as a reality star happened eight months later when Keeping Up with the Kardashians premiered on E!