|Nick Cannon and Kim Kardashian celebrate her birthday in 2006; they dated from September 2006 to January 2007|
Radio presenter Nick, now happily married to Mariah Carey, briefly dated Kim from September 2006 to January 2007.
Nick Cannon has revealed that he dumped Kim Kardashian after she 'lied' to him about the existence of her now-infamous sex tape.
Despite calling the reality star 'one of the nicest people you'll ever meet' Nick explained that he couldn't forgive her for denying the tape existed.
Speaking on The Howard Stern Show last week he explained:
'This was my issue. We talked about this tape…And she told me there was no tape.
'If she might have been honest with me I might have tried to hold her down and be like "That was before me" because she is a great girl.
'She’s actually one of the nicest people you’ll ever meet. But the fact that she lied and told me that there was no tape?'
Nick revealed that he had always suspected that Kim might have had something to do with the tape's release.
'And I still think she might have even had a part to play with [its release],' he said.
Kim made the tape while with then-boyfriend Ray J in 2003. It's release brought her to a wide ausidence and directly led to her now-lucrative reality star career.
It seems unlikely Kim will be too concerned about losing out with Nick, however.
Since their breakup she has gone on to become one of America's biggest stars, despite her lack of talent.
Nick seems to appreciate this, adding: 'I think she's a great businesswoman if you ask me.'
Kim's rise to fame saw her introduced her to Hollywood's socialite scene by her then close friend Paris Hilton.
Paris soon came to regret the move, as she was overshadowed by Kim when her sex tape was leaked, with pornography company Vivid buying the rights to the video for $1m.
It has even been alleged her mother Kris Jenner brokered the deal, with Kim receiving a hefty advance worth between $250,000 and $500,000.
Kim filmed the sex tape when she was 23, and Keeping Up With The Kardashians premiered eight months after its release.
Kim is now happily dating rapper Kanye West.