The sex tape that launched Kim Kardashian's career, or whatever you want to call it, is still bankrolling Ray J's lifestyle. It's the gift that keeps on giving, really.

Ray J's sex tape income generally hovers around $30,000 a month, according to Vivid Entertainment. However, Kim's naked Paper photoshoot has sent sales of the boring tape into overdrive. As TMZ puns it, it's "a real ass-tronomical increase":

The photos triggered renewed interest in "Kim K Superstar," and our sources at Vivid Entertainment say sales of the video have dramatically spiked ... so much so, Ray J will pocket $50K from the last week alone ... way up from what's he's been getting.

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So now Kim K Superstar (not to be confused with Kim Kardashian Hollywood) is Vivid's best-seller, surpassing Pam Anderson and Tommy Lee. Guess this means Ray J is okay financially, though on last night's episode of Love & Hip-Hop Hollywood, his ex-assistant accused him of renting his cars. Shrug.

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