Kanye is sorry for “stressing” Kim Kardashian out — but says she discriminated against him in their marriage.
An atypically contrite “Can’t Tell Me Nothing” rapper apologized to his socialite ex-wife Thursday, repenting for disrupting her peace with his antics in the wake of their acrimonious split.
“This is the mother of my children, and I apologize for any stress that I have caused,” said Kanye, 45, better known as Ye or Yeezy, on “Good Morning America.”
“I need this person to be the least stressed and at best sound mind and as calm as possible to be able to raise those children,” he added of Kardashian, 41 — who he recently said has full parental control of their brood “80% of the time.”
Kardashian filed for divorce in February 2021 after six years of matrimony. Their divorce was finalized in March 2022. The soured sweethearts share kids North West, 9, Saint West, 6, Chicago West, 4, and Psalm West, 3.
Ye’s expression of remorse comes after he appeared to have released a string of private and contentious texts with Kardashian and members of famous family — including mom Kris Jenner, 66 — to his 17.2 million Instagram followers.
At the top of the month, Yeezy publicized screenshots of a chat in which he and the Skims mastermind appeared to be at war over where their kids attended school. In the since deleted conversation the “Jesus Walks” emcee writes: “You don’t have say so of where the kids go to school. Why you get say say, cause you half white?”
While on “GMA,” Ye revealed that he’s had to “fight” for his right to parent his children.
“I do have a voice but I had to fight for it,” said the Chicago native. “That hurts you when you have to scream about what your kids are wearing.”
“There was a parallel to what was happening at Gap, what was happening at Adidas and what was happening in my home,” he added.
And Kanye identified “discrimination” as that parallel.
“It was all 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.”
When asked if he felt discriminated against during his marriage to Kardashian, the “Father, Stretch My Hands” lyricist said: “Yeah. I want my kids to go to Donda [Academy] and I have to fight for say-so.”
Donda is the “gospel” focused educational institution for children that Ye launched in 2019. There are currently 82 students enrolled.
Kanye’s private Christian school, in Simi Valley, California, is eponymously named for his late mother, Donda West, who chaired the Department of English, Communications, Media Arts and Theatre at Chicago State University. She died in 2007.
“As a dad and as a Christian,” said Ye, “I have a right to have a voice on what my kids are wearing, what they’re watching, what they’re eating.”
“I’m their dad. It has to be co-parenting,” he continued. “It’s not up to only the woman. Like, men have a choice also. Men’s voices matter.”
And the Grammy winner admitted to using his popular social media presence as a megaphone for his parental plight.
“I have a platform where I get to say what so many dads can’t say out loud,” Yeezy boasted.
He went on to liken the virtual vehicles of Twitter and Instagram to an actual car, saying: “We can use a car to rush somebody to the hospital or we can use a car to accidentally hit somebody while we’re rushing somebody to the hospital. It’s all in how we use it.”
Elsewhere in the wide-ranging interview, Kanye addressed his crumbling, 10-year partnership with apparel giant the Gap.
Last week, he terminated his 10-year contract with the brand that’s backed his streetwear line, claiming it was in breach of contract.
“That means that I was there for some specific agenda, not for Yeezy Gap to be everything that it could be, or this dream that I had about what the Gap could be,” he said. “It’s time for me to make my own thing.”
Kanye plans to open his own line of stores called YZY — an idea first floated by radio personality Sway during a broadcast back in 2013.
During their chat, an agitated Ye famously asked “how Sway?” when the show host suggested he release a clothing line on his own rather than partnering with a major retailer.
But now, as Kanye prepares to heed that sage business advice nearly a decade later, the rapper humbly admitted, “Sway had the answer.”