Kim Kardashian will go for Kanye West's half of $2B fortune and full custody of kids if rapper 'badmouths' her

'Mud-slinging in public won’t work for their family in the long term,' said a source

                            Kim Kardashian will go for Kanye West's half of $2B fortune and full custody of kids if rapper 'badmouths' her
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West attend the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on August 28, 2016 in New York City (Getty Images)

Kanye West has always been quite vocal about his opinions -- be it on the professional front, about his personal life or even his controversial political campaign to run for president in 2020. But in the wake of his soon-to-be-ex-wife filing for divorce after months of speculation, the rapper faces the risk of losing out of his half of their combined $2.1 billion fortune that is to be split evenly.  

The reason behind this major risk happens to be the extremely watertight pre-nup the couple had signed before their 2014 wedding, which means their individual assets - business empires and massive earnings are protected. Should the 'Famous' rapper go on one of his infamous Twitter rants, he might end up risking his share of the fortune. An A source told The Sun, “Kim is in the driving seat. If Kanye makes things difficult by badmouthing her or acting out, she’ll go for more money and full custody of their brood. Mud-slinging in public won’t work for their family in the long term. They want to split their wealth evenly and keep their kids in the luxurious lifestyle they are accustomed to.”


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Kim and Kanye divorce settlement

While 'Kimye' insists all is amicable in their split, with Kardashian expected to file for joint custody of their four very young children, the proceedings of the divorce could turn ugly in the financial department. West is richer of the two, with his $1.3 billion net worth, as Forbes reports. This includes his Yeezy clothing and footwear line as well as earnings from his music. Kardashian is valued at a net worth of $780million, owing to her status as a reality TV star and later, largely from her makeup line KKW Beauty, and fashion line Skims. 
The Kardashian sibling however has tellingly stopped wearing her wedding ring, or she was at least spotted without it at a friend's LA home on Friday, February 19 night, while West can be seen still sporting the wedding band as of Thursday, February 18. Kardashian has been married twice before, and was always critiqued for her extremely short marriages before this seven-year-long one to West. And although touted as one of the entertainment industry's power couple, things started falling apart during the presidential campaign West embarked on ahead of November 2020.

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West attend the WSJ. Magazine 2019 Innovator Awards sponsored by Harry Winston and Rémy Martinat MOMA on November 6, 2019, in New York City. (Getty Images)

Kanye's Twitter rants

The controversies began with West making a public appearance to share anti-abortion sentiments at a campaign rally where he talked about how the couple considered aborting their first child but decided against it because the rapper had a sign from God. Later, he went on Twitter to slam the entire Kardashian family members who were allegedly holding him hostage, and also said he's been trying to divorce Kardashian ever since she went to meet Meek Mill two years ago. Kardashian had met Mill in a hotel room to discuss prison reform, but West alluded in his Twitter rant that she had cheated on him then.

The outrageous claims came in a slew of now-deleted tweets where he called his then-wife a 'White supremacist', claimed he was 'locked up' for having 'put out a statement without (his) approval', something he says is 'not what a wife should do'. He even went so far as to label his mother-in-law Kris Jenner 'Kris Jong-un' and compared his life to the 2017 horror 'Get Out' where a Black man was being targeted by his White girlfriend and her family.

Kanye West and Kris Jenner attend the Givenchy show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2016/2017 on March 6, 2016, in Paris, France. (Getty Images)

Kim's statement: 'Kanye has bipolar'

All of this had prompted Kim to release an official statement on her Instagram stories, divulging that her partner had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and none of what was said, was said 'intentionally'. She wrote: "As many of you know, Kanye has bi-polar disorder. Anyone who has this or has a loved one in their life who does, knows how incredibly complicated and painful it is to understand. I[...] But today, I feel like I should comment on it because of the stigma and misconceptions about mental health.
Those that understand mental illness or even compulsive behavior know that the family is powerless unless the member is a minor. People who are unaware of far removed from this experience can be judgmental and not understand that the individual themselves have to engage in the process of getting help no matter how hard family and friends try."

Kardashian was supportive of her husband in the statement, even though divorce rumors had already made rounds. She continued: "[...] He is a brilliant but complicated person who on top of the pressure of being an artist and a black man, who experienced the painful loss of his mother and has to deal with the pressure and isolation that is heightened by his bi-polar disorder." She added "[...] I kindly ask that the media and public give us the compassion and empathy that is needed so that we can get through this. Thank you for those who have expressed concern for Kanye’s well being and for your understanding."

Kim Kardashian, Kanye West and Kris Jenner attend the Balmain show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2015/2016 on March 5, 2015, in Paris, France. (Getty Images)

Kim and Kanye's living situation

West had then issued an apology to Kardashian for "going public with something that was a private matter", but looks like it did little good. As of now, it's been reported that Kardashian plans on staying in the couples flamboyant Hidden Hills mansion outside LA, with their four kids North, Saint, Chicago and Psalm, while West is expected to stay in his $15 million Wyoming ranch. Kardashian is also most likely keeping their $6.3million two-acre plot of land located in Coachella Valley, California, where her mother, and her sister Kylie Jenner each own individual properties.