Kanye West On ‘Discrimination’ In Co-Parenting: ‘Men’s Voices Matter’
In his first interview since his split with Kim Kardashian, Kanye West spoke to Good Morning America Thursday (September 22) to discuss the drama surrounding the end of his marriage. Ye told Linsey Davis about the struggles of co-parenting his four children with Kim. “This is the mother of my children, and I apologize for any stress that I have caused even in my frustration because God calls me to be stronger. But also ain’t nobody else finna be causing no stress either. I need this person to be less stressed and of the best, sound mind and as calm as possible to be able to raise those children at the end of the day.”
Ye, 45, and Kim, 41, share North, 9, Saint, 6, Chicago, 4, and Psalm, 3, together. The Yeezy designer compared his situation with Kim to his business battles with Adidas and Gap. “I do have a voice, but I had to fight for it. That hurts you when you have to scream about what your kids are wearing,” he explained. “It was all a disregard for something I co-created. I co-created the children. I co-created the product at Adidas. I co-created the product at Gap. There’s a parallel and the parallel does touch on discrimination.”
One of the big issues between Ye and Kim is where their kids will go to school. He told GMA that he wants them to go to his private Christian school, Donda Academy, which is named after his late mother. “I’m their dad. It has to be co-parenting. It’s not up to only the woman. Like, men have a choice also,” the rapper said. “Men’s voices matter.” He said the school of 82 students gives “kids practical tools that they need in a world post the iPhone being created.”
“As a dad and as a Christian… I have a right to have a voice on what my kids are wearing, what they’re watching, what they’re eating,” he continued. “I have a platform where I get to say what so many dads can’t say out loud.”
A Conversation With Ye will be available to watch in full on Hulu tonight at 8:30 pm.