Kanye West nearly released his own sex tape

kanye-west-new-slaves-video-single-release-gi.jpgWhen a homemade sex tape of his fell into the wrong hands in Sept. 2012, Kanye West was, according to reports, "freaking out" about the tape getting out and possibly damaging his relationship with Kim Kardashian. According to a new interview, however, the rapper contemplated leaking the tape on his own just to take the power away from the person who had it.

In a new profile in W Magazine, West admits that he considered releasing the tape in order to "neutralize" any attempt of extortion. "For the most part, I'd rather have people have one of those home videos than some of the paparazzi photos that get published," Yeezy says. "At least I recorded the s*** myself. That tape couldn't have hurt me in any way if it came out -- it could only have helped."

While he ultimately decided against releasing the tape, West makes it clear that he could always change his mind. "Now I just do exactly what I want, whenever I want, how the f*** I want," he says. "'F*** you' is my message."

Charming.

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