R&B star Ray J is reportedly looking to buy a house in the same Los Angeles neighbourhood as ex-girlfriend Kim Kardashian and her husband Kanye West.

The singer, who famously featured in a sex tape with the reality Tv beauty, put down an offer for $2.7 million (£1.7 million) on a mansion in the Hollywood Hills, according to Tmz.com.

Sources tell the gossip site the home is just eight doors down from the couple's Hollywood home, and Ray J and his business manager David Weintraub were photographed on the grounds of the property on Friday (09Jan15), just before making the reported offer.