Guess the lines on Kanye’s “Real Friends” from TLOP were true…his own cousin actually blackmailed Ye.

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Kanye’s cousin, Lawrence Franklin, told The Daily Mail:

“I was at my aunt’s house when the family member who had the laptop called me, a friend of his, and my uncle to the kitchen where he opened the laptop to show a video of Kanye in clear view having sex with a fair-skinned black woman”

According to Franklin, Kanye gave away the laptop as a gift to a family member and didn’t realize a sex tape he had was still on there. This was back in 2012, the year he and his now wife Kim Kardashian started dating. Kanye than had to pay his cousin who he gifted the laptop, $250,000 because he was going to release it. Franklin also said:

“The sex tape episode started his decline—he stopped trusting people. At the end of the day if a member of your family had taken you for a quarter of a million dollars—so they can complete their own ambitions—who can you trust within your circle?”

On “Real Friends”, Ye spit:

“I had a cousin that stole my laptop that I was fuckin’ bitches on/Paid that nigga 250 thousand just to get it from him.”

He also mentioned a cousin on “No More Parties in L.A.” with the line:

“And as far as real friends, tell all my cousins I love ’em/Even the one that stole the laptop, you dirty motherfucker.”

Insane what money will do a person.