KANYE West resurfaced on Instagram, slamming the media for trying “to spin the narrative” about his concerns for his children amid a nasty feud with Kim Kardashian.
The rapper has been open about his displeasure with seeing daughter North West on TikTok and more, even accusing his estranged wife of “kidnapping” daughter Chicago.
Late Friday night, Kanye posted a screen grab of a tweet with the headline: “Kanye West Shades Kim Kardashian Over North West on TikTok.”
A Twitter account called @NewYeHeadlines retweeted it, writing: “Corrected: Kanye West wants a say on how his children are raised.”
On Instagram, Kanye wrote in part “MY CHILDREN ARE NOT A GAME TO ME,” accusing media outlets of trying “TO SPIN THE NARRATIVE”
He added that they were “PICKING SIDES AGAINST THE DAD”
The post came after Kanye took aim at Kim, 41, and her parenting choices.
Posting a screengrab of a TikTok starring North, eight, he wrote: “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 ?”
Kim responded with a lengthy statement, which began: “Kanye’s constant attacks on me in interviews and on social media is actually more hurtful than any TikTok North might create.”
“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.”
She continued: “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.
“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 concluded: “I 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.”
The rapper shared Kim’s Instagram Story statement on his Instagram feed, clapping back in the caption.
He wrote: “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…”
His post referenced claims he made on Hollywood Unlocked about not being told where Chicago’s birthday part was being held.
Last month, he told Hollywood Unlocked’s Jason Lee: “Security ain’t going to be in between me and my children.
“And my children ain’t going to be on TikTok without my permission.”
Kanye did ultimately attend the party.
Amid the drama, sources told Us Weekly that the rapper is acting out due to a lack of “control”.
The insider said: “He likes being in control and having that power.”
Kanye is reportedly “feeling powerless” as the Keeping Up With the Kardashians alum moves forward with plans to divorce him.
As for why he decided to attack his estranged wife so publicly, the source claims he turned to social media because “that’s where he feels he’s heard the most.”
Kanye has been open about his desire to reconcile with Kim in the past, publicly pleading with her to “come back” during a concert with Drake.
While Kanye claims he’s very much a part of his children’s lives, sources told Page Six otherwise.
The insider appeared to take Kim’s side, saying: “Kanye needs to stop asking the internet how to parent and actually start being one,” adding that “he hardly sees his children and is incredibly inconsistent.”
They also refuted his previous claims that he drives his children to school daily.
Kanye has had a lot to say about Kim and his kids lately.
On Hollywood Unlocked, he threatened legal action against his ex wife and her family, claiming he was barred from entering Kim’s home to spend time with his kids.
He alleged that Kim’s new beau, Pete Davidson, was inside at the time.
Kanye also claimed that Kim kissed Pete in front of him on Saturday Night Live in October.
The musician has made no secret his dislike for Pete, releasing a diss track called Eazy about the comic, which featured a line about his desire to “beat Pete Davidson’s a**.”