As the W profile of the rap star touts, however, Kanye almost released the video himself to sidestep any possibility for blackmail.
"For the most part, I’d rather people have one of those home videos than some of the paparazzi photos that get published," he tells the magazine. "At least I recorded the s—t myself. That tape couldn't have hurt me in any way if it came out — it could only have helped."
And just because he hasn't made the steamy video public yet doesn't mean that he won't in the future.
"Now, I just do exactly what I want, whenever I want, how the f—k I want," the 36-year-old . "'F—k you' is my message."