‘Men’s voices matter’: Kanye West says he had to ‘fight for a say-so’ while co-parenting with Kim Kardashian
Following his public dispute with Kim Kardashian over the education of their children, Kanye West also known as Ye, stated on Thursday, September 22, that fathers should have an equal say in how their children are raised. 'A Conversation with Ye: Linsey Davis Reporting,' an ABC News special that aired on Thursday night, September 22 featured an interview with the rapper. Since their February 2021 divorce filing, Kanye said that he has had to "fight" to be heard in the co-parenting of their four children, North, Saint, Chicago, and Psalm.
"I'm their dad. It has to be co-parenting. It's not up to only the woman. Men have a choice also. Men's voices matter,” he added. Kanye also confessed that "having to scream about what your children are wearing, viewing, and eating hurts". He claimed that because of "disregard" for his voice, he had "to fight for a say-so." He said while referring to his occasional use of social media to vent his aggravation, "I have a platform where I get to say what so many dads can't say out loud.” His remarks came after he claimed Kim and Hulu, the Kardashian family's streaming service partner, tricked him when deciding which school his children should attend.
He complained that the children attended a posh private school in Los Angeles instead of his school, the Donda Academy, which he had founded in memory of his late mother. He earlier uploaded footage of his two oldest children, North, 9, and Saint, 6, attending the Donda Academy with some other kids and teachers, where they appeared gleefully singing and dancing. In the interview, Kanye said that his objective was to create a school that provides children with the practical skills they need in the real world.
During the interview, Kanye also said sorry for his online harassment of his ex-wife Kim Kardashian. Ye said, "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. 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 also discussed parting ways with Gap and his disagreement with Adidas.
"It was all kind of a disregard for the voice of something that I co-created. I co-created the product at Adidas. I co-created the product at Gap. It's time for me to make my own thing.” he added. Meanwhile, when asked about his political aspiration Kanye said that he "absolutely" plans to run for president again, calling his last campaign in 2020 "That time wasn't in God's time."