Celebrity Big Brother: Ray J has reportedly bagged £800k to appear on the Channel 5 show [WENN]
The star is best known for his leaked sex tape with Kim Kardashian.
And it seems like Celebrity Big Brother bosses are keen for the rapper to spill the beans on Kanye West’s wife as they are reportedly splashing out a big sum for his appearance.
According to reports, Ray J is set to bag a massive £800,000 for his stint in the famous house.
That’s the equivalent of $1 million!
Celebrity Big Brother: Ray J has sparked Twitter backlash over his alleged fee [WENN]
The huge pay out is one of the biggest in the show’s 15 year history.
As well as the big pay packet, the 35 year old will also be given extra cash for his expenses.
Bosses are said to be splashing out a further £25,000 to cover the cost of his pricey flights and flash hotel.
Ray’s manager David Weintraub reportedly told TMZ about his fee.
However, a spokesperson for the show refuse to comment on the matter, telling the Daily Star: “We don’t comment on fees, contracts or unconfirmed housemates.”
The news of Ray J’s pay packet has sparked a backlash on Twitter, as fans have hit out at his huge fee.
Celebrity Big Brother: Ray J is well known for his leaked sextape with ex girlfriend Kim Kardashian [Wenn]
“Ray J is the highest paid #CBB HM ever as he’s about to earn $1 million for entering. Surely there are actually bigger celebs who’d do that?” said one person.
Another ranted: “The fact they didn’t get Tiffany, Luisa & Frenchy is annoying. Why the f**k would I wanna watch Ray J and Calum Best with his mum? #CBB.”
A third said: “When you realise #CBB didn’t get Perez back cause he wanted $1m but we’ve got Ray J for that…”
A fourth commented: “Why spend £800K on Ray J when you could’ve got Hopkins,Tiffany, Janice & Luisa for all that #CBB.”
Celebrity Big Brother: Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag are tipped to enter the house tonight [Wenn]
A fifth said: “If Ray J doesn’t cause any drama or entertainment then I guess it’s a waste of money.”
With another added: “Ray J getting 1 million for Big Brother while most celebrity contestants get 250 – 300k looool what’s so special about his case????”
However, it wasn’t all bad for the One Wish singer, with several fans sharing their support for him.
One fan tweeted: “Celeb big brother is back and I’m hearing Ray J is gonna be on it. This is gonna be some goooood trash TV.”
While another commented: “I really hope that Ray J figure is real, he deserves it. Without him we’d have no Kim. Imagine the horror of that contour-less existence!!”
A third tweeted: “Ray J is in this years series of celebrity big brother????? This one is gonna be so much banter.”
With another supporter writing: “I’m hearing Ray J is going to be on CBB, if this is true then it’s a must watch.”
After teasing viewers with clips of mysterious housemates, the line-up for the All Stars and new Stars series has now been confirmed.
Celebrity Big Brother: Calum Best is heading into the house with his mum Angie Best [WENN]
Celebrity Big Brother: Nicola McLean is set to make her mark in the house [Getty ]
Joining Brandy’s brother in the Celebrity Big Brother line up are the likes of Spencer Pratt, Heidi Montag, Calum Best, Coleen Nolan, Nicola McLean and Austin Armacost.
James Jordan and Jasmine Waltz will also be strutting back onto the Channel 5 reality show.
And entering the house for the first time will be Stacey Francis, Brandon Block, Jamie O’Hara, Angie Best, James Cosmo and Bianca Gascoigne.
But as ever with show, we’ll be expecting the unexpected.
Celebrity Big Brother launches tonight at 9pm on Channel 5.