Kanye West, now known as Ye, has taken back part of his social media rage directed at ex-wife Kim Kardashian, as seen in an interview with “Good Morning America.”
In the “GMA” tape, West sits down with ABC News’ Linsey Davis and apologises to Kardashian, weeks after he slammed the reality star, her family, and her ex-boyfriend Pete Davidson in since-deleted Instagram posts.
“This is the mother of my children, and I apologise for any stress I may have caused, even in my frustration, because God calls me to be stronger,” he told Davis. “But nobody else is going to be causing any tension either.”
He said he needed his ex to be “as stress-free and as tranquil as possible in order to nurture those children.”
West and Kardashian share four young children. Kardashian filed for divorce in February 2021, and the pair have recently butted heads over their co-parenting ways.
Earlier this month, Ye shared screenshots of his text message conversation with Kardashian about their children’s education. According to the screenshots, West wanted his children to spend time at Sierra Canyon, a private school in Los Angeles, and his recently opened Donda Academy.
“Idea Kids two days in Donda and three days at Sierra Canyon” Alternatively, spend three days in Donda and two days in Sierra Canyon. “This is co-parenting,” he said to Kardashian in a screenshot captioned, “Including field trips busing to educational places.”
West stated in the interview that he now has some control over his children’s upbringing, but that he “had to battle for it.” During his interview with Davis, Ye related his co-parenting disagreements with Kardashian to his current brand struggles with Gap and Adidas.
West ended his association with Gap and his Yeezy brand on Thursday. In a letter to top Gap executives, his legal team claimed that the clothing company “had abandoned its contractual duties” under the original agreement, which expired in June 2020….
“It was all of a 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’s a parallel, and the parallel does touch on discrimination.”
Ye also touched on how he and his legal team showed Adidas and Gap “who’s the new boss in town,” and how he is “absolutely” still considering a political career, years after he ran for president in 2020.
In the interview, Davis brought up a viral chat Ye had with radio host Sway in 2013. When the media personality first suggested that West take his Yeezy products directly to consumers, the rapper yelled back, “How, Sway? You ain’t got the answers, man.” But a decade later, West walked back his outburst.
“I will go ahead and say, Sway had the answer,” he admitted to Davis.
More of Davis’ full conversation with the “Bound 2” rapper can be seen in the Thursday ABC News Live special “A Conversation With Ye: Linsey Davis Reporting,” which will air at 7 p.m. Eastern time on ABC and stream on Hulu at 8:30 p.m. ET.