Kanye is sorry for ‘stressing’ Kim Kardashian – but says she discriminated against him in their marriage.
An atypically contrite “Can’t Tell Me Nothing” rapper apologized to his socialite ex-wife on Thursday, repenting of disturbing her peace with his antics following their acrimonious split.
“She’s the mother of my children, and I apologize for any stress I’ve caused,” Kanye, 45, better known as Ye or Yeezy, said on “Good Morning America.”
“I need that person to be the least stressed and at best sane and as calm as possible to be able to raise these kids,” he added of Kardashian, 41 – who, he said, he recently stated, has full parental control of their offspring “80% of the time.”
Kardashian filed for divorce in February 2021 after six years of marriage. Their divorce was finalized in March 2022. The sour lovers share children North West, 9, Saint West, 6, Chicago West, 4, and Psalm West, 3.
Ye’s expression of remorse comes after he appeared to post a series of private and controversial texts with Kardashian and famous family members – including mum Kris Jenner, 66 – to his 17.2 million followers Instagram.
Earlier this month, Yeezy posted screenshots of a chat in which he and Skims’ mastermind appeared to be at war over where their kids went to school. In the since-deleted conversation, the ‘Jesus Walks’ host wrote, “You don’t have to say where the kids go to school. Why do you say, say, because you’re half white?”
During “GMA,” Ye revealed that he had to “fight” for his right to raise his children.
“I have a voice but I had to fight for it,” the Chicago native said. “It hurts when you have to yell about what your kids are wearing.”
“There was a parallel with what was happening at Gap, what was happening at Adidas and what was happening at home,” he added.
And Kanye identified “discrimination” as that parallel.
“It was kind of a disregard for the voice of something that I co-created,” he said. “I co-created the children. I co-created the product at Adidas. I co-created the product at Gap. There is a parallel. And the parallel touches on discrimination.
When asked if he felt discriminated against during his marriage to Kardashian, the “Father, Stretch My Hands” lyricist replied, “Yeah. I want my children to go to Donda [Academy] and I have to fight to say it.
Donda is the gospel-focused children’s educational institution that Ye launched in 2019. There are currently 82 students enrolled.
Kanye’s private Christian school in Simi Valley, California is named after his late mother, Donda West, who chaired the English, Communications, Media Arts and Drama department at the university. of Chicago State. She died in 2007.
“As a father and as a Christian,” Ye said, “I have the right to have a voice in what my children wear, what they watch, what they eat.”
“I am their father. It has to be co-parenting,” he continued. “It doesn’t just depend on the woman. Like, men also have a choice. Men’s voices matter.
And the Grammy winner admitted to using his popular social media presence as a megaphone for his parenting plight.
“I have a platform where I can say what so many dads can’t say out loud,” Yeezy boasted.
He then compared Twitter and Instagram’s virtual vehicles to an actual car, saying, “We can use a car to rush someone to the hospital or we can use a car to accidentally hit someone while we rush someone to the hospital. . It’s all in how we use it.
Elsewhere in the wide-ranging interview, Kanye opened up about his crumbling 10-year partnership with clothing giant Gap.
Last week he terminated his 10-year contract with the brand that backed his streetwear line, saying it was in breach of contract.
“It means I was there for a specific program, not for Yeezy Gap to be all it could be, or this dream I had of what Gap could be,” he said. “It’s time for me to create my own thing.”
Kanye plans to open his own line of stores called YZY – an idea first floated by radio personality Sway during a show in 2013.
During their conversation, an agitated Ye asked “how Sway?” when the show host suggested he launch a clothing line himself rather than partner with a major retailer.
But now, as Kanye prepares to heed that sage business advice nearly a decade later, the rapper has humbly admitted, “Sway had the answer.”
New York Post