Kim Kardashian is not holding back.
The business mogul and mother-of-four has spoken out against estranged husband Kanye West‘s “constant attacks” on her character amid their divorce.
Taking to Instagram stories, Kim defended her decision to allow the couple’s eldest daughter, North West, to post on TikTok. Kanye has been vocal about his concerns with North posting on the video-sharing app. It came to a head today when the rapper took to Instagram asking his followers what he should do about North posting on TikTok against his will.
“SINCE THIS IS MY FIRST DIVORCE I NEED TO KNOW WHAT I SHOULD DO ABOUT MY DAUGHTER BEING PUT ON TIK TOK AGAINST MY WILL?”, he wrote under a screenshot of the 8-year-old on the app.
In a rare move, Kim took to Instagram stories to publicly respond to the artist’s claim.
“Kanye’s constant attacks on me in interviews and on social media is actually more hurtful than any TikTok North might create,” she wrote. “As the parent who is the main provider and caregiver for our children, I am doing my best to protect our daughter while also allowing her to express her creativity in the medium that she wishes with adult supervision – because it brings her so much happiness.”
Kanye has been continually critical of Kim’s parenting amid their divorce. Earlier this year, the rapper made claims on Instagram Live that Kim did not invite him to their daughter’s 4th birthday party and intentionally withheld the address so he could not attend. A source later told Page Six that Kim and Kanye agreed to have separate birthday parties for Chicago. “Kim was shocked that he went on live accusing her when it was his idea to begin with to have two separate parties. She was going to have hers early in the day and he was throwing Chi her own separate party. No one was trying to stop him from coming,” they said.
Soon after, the rapper implied his children are being raised by nannies and cameras in his new song ‘Easy’ with The Game.
“Divorce is difficult enough on our children and Kanye’s obsession with trying to control and manipulate our situation so negatively and publicly is only causing further pain for all,” she continued in her statement on Instagram stories. “From the beginning, I have wanted nothing but a healthy and supportive co-parenting relationship because it is what is best for our children and it saddens me that Kanye continues to make it impossible every step of the way.”
Kim finished, “wish to handle all matters regarding our children privately, and hopefully he can finally respond to the third attorney he has had in the last year to resolve any issues amicably.”
Kanye has since responded to Kim’s statement, accusing Tracy Romulus, Cheif Marketing Officer of KKW Brands, of “manipulating Kim to be this way”.
“What do you mean by main provider? America saw you try to kid nap my daughter on her birthday by not providing the address You put security on me inside of the house to play with my son then accused me of stealing I had to take a drug test after Chicago’s party cause you accused me of being on drugs Tracy Romulus stop manipulating Kim to be this way,” he wrote.
The Donda artist followed up by posting a screenshot of TikTok’s terms of service, which read that a user must be 13-years-old to open a TikTok account or otherwise be placed into the app’s “TikTok for Younger Users” experience. North’s account is managed and supervised by Kim, as per the name @kimandnorth.
Kim has responded to Kanye’s latest Instagram posts at the time of publication.