It seems that Kim Kardashian was gunning for fame long before Ray J ever came into the picture.

She briefly dated Nick Lachey in 2006 and the 98 Degrees frontman claims that she was merely trying to use him for photo ops. Of course, everything is coming full circle now that he's far less famous than Kim and dishing the dirt in the hopes of riding her coattails this time!

Nick claims that despite quietly going to a movie together on an early date, they were swarmed by photographers when they left the theater.

"Let's just say this: We went to a movie. No one followed us there. Somehow, mysteriously, when we left, there were 30 photographers waiting for us outside," he said in the latest issue of Details. "There are certain ways to play this game and some people play it well."

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In her 2010 book Kardashian Konfidential, Kim acknowledged that there were plenty of paparazzi for that first date. However, she attributed it to his celebrity and recent divorce from Jessica Simpson, denying that she had any involvement in the media coverage.

"Of course the paparazzi took pictures, because people were curious about who he was with," she wrote. "The next night I was out with Paris Hilton... usually they would shout, Paris! Paris! Paris!'... but they started yelling 'Kim! Kim! Kim!' I wanted to hide, and Paris and I just looked at each other and laughed."

Kim has not publicly commented on Nick's recent accusation, deciding that she simply doesn't want to give her less famous exes the publicity they so desperately crave. Considering that Nick is now married and has a kid, it's also unclear why he's decided to drag her name through the mud.

Either way, might we suggest he take a page from Ray J's book and record a 98 Degrees track about having sex with Kim?

What do you think of Nick's accusations?

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