Kanye West says he’s sorry for his online harassment of ex-wife Kim Kardashian, but it was a battle to establish an equal voice as co-parents.
The rapper/designer was interviewed for an ABC News special, A Conversation With Her: Reporting Linsey Davisaired Thursday night. Good morning America he held a preview earlier in the day where he talked about being kinder to Kim, revealed details about his mysterious Donda Academy and said he would “absolutely” run for president again.
“This is the mother of my children, and I apologize for any stress I have caused, even in my frustration, as God calls me to be stronger,” Yes, as it goes on these days, said. “I need this person to be less stressed and the best sound mind and as calm as possible to be able to raise those children.”
Although he spoke of a “new respect” for The Kardashians star, he had to “fight” to have a say in the co-parenting of their four children – North, Saint, Chicago and Salm – since the February 2021 divorce filing. “I am their father,” he said. “It has to be co-parenting. It’s not just about the woman. Men have a choice too. It’s a matter of men’s voices.”
He admitted that it “hurts you when you have to scream about what the kids are wearing,” watching and eating. He said his voice was “disregarded” which left him “fighting for freedom of speech.” At times, he has used social media to express his frustrations, explaining, “I have a platform where I can say things that so many fathers don’t get to say out loud.”
One issue the executives still disagree on is where their children attend school — and he is pushing them to attend his Donda Academy. He went on to talk about the little-known private school, located in Simi Valley, California. Originally named Yeezy Christian Academy when it opened three years ago, the school, now named after her late mom, teaches 82 enrolled students “practical tools they need in the global job of creating the iPhone.”
“So many schools are made to prepare children for industries that are no longer important,” he said. It focuses on “hands-on skills,” including engineering, programming and farming. Instructors work with students in specific areas to “actually turn your kids into, like, geniuses. And if your kids are geniuses … they’re three grade levels ahead of us.”
Ye also talked about ending his partnership with Gap and his conflict with Adidas, two companies he also used social media to escalate his problems with.
“It was all kind of ignoring the voice of something that I co-created. I co-created the product at Adidas. I co-created the product at Gap,” he said, noting that he plans his own line to open. stores called YZY. “It’s time for me to do my own thing.”
Although he has his hands full, that doesn’t mean he has put his political ambitions on hold – despite what happened in 2020. “That time was not in God’s time,” he said of his failed campaign. . But he plans “absolutely” to run for president again.
Although he offered no timetable, he made it clear that his faith and politics were going hand in hand. He spoke of being “radical” for wanting to promote “the idea of the family, the idea of God, the idea of protecting the innocence of children as much as possible” in his platform. He also said that God “got my back” on his mission.
The ABC News Live half-hour special will air at 8:30 pm ET Thursday and later for streaming on Hulu.