Ye, formally known as Kanye West, gave his first interview on Thursday since the release of his latest album DONDA – and there was a lot to cover.
From addressing his beef with Drake to calling himself “halfcinated” after having only received one dose of the Covid-19 vaccination, to discussing God politics and his album, the 44-year-old rapper candidly opened up about the different aspects of his life.
Speaking on Thursday’s Drink Champs, a podcast hosted by fellow rapper NORE and DJ EFN, Ye soon turned his attention to Kim Kardashian’s Saturday Night Live opening monologue, where she jokingly claimed she divorced him as a result of his personality.
“He’s the richest Black man in America. A talented, legit genius who gave me four incredible kids,” she said. ”So, when I divorced him, you have to know it came down to just one thing. His personality.”
He hit back claiming the pair were still technically married. “SNL making my wife say ‘I divorced him’ because they just wanted to get that bar off, and I ain’t never even seen the papers, we’re not even divorced,” he said.
“That ain’t no joke to me. My kids want their parents to stay together. I want us to be together.”
Ye later admitted to believing that the media were desperate to portray friction between the exes in a bid to create “a new wedding, a new episode, a new TV show.”
“Then they have people all around and my wife here, you know, this publicist that’s next to her – I don’t f*ck with her,” he added.
Following seven years of marriage, Kim Kardashian West filed for divorce from Ye in February 2021 after a Los Angeles Superior Court spokeswoman confirmed to Reuters that Kardashian filed the divorce papers. A rep for the 41-year-old reality TV star had also confirmed that she had filed papers.