Kim Kardashian described the “hard” experience of co-parenting with Ye, the rapper formerly known as Kanye West, during an emotional interview with Angie Martinez on Monday. (You can watch the interview below.)
Kardashian, who finalized her divorce from Ye in November, discussed protecting the controversial rapper in the “eyes” of their four children ― North, Chicago, Saint and Psalm ― before getting teary-eyed over the difficulties of co-parenting with him.
“It’s hard ... Co-parenting, it’s really fucking hard,” Kardashian told Martinez.
“You’re not co-parenting with just anyone, with the quietest, easiest...” Martinez replied.
“But I had the best dad and I had the best memories and the greatest experience, and that’s all I want for my kids,” Kardashian interjected, as she reflected on her father, Robert Kardashian, who died in 2003. “That’s what I would want for them.”
Kardashian’s comments come after several controversies involving the rapper including his tweet about “going death con 3 on Jewish people,” his praise of Adolf Hitler and his dinner with white supremacist Nick Fuentes and former President Donald Trump.
“I definitely protected him and I still will, in the eyes of my kids, for my kids, so in my home, my kids don’t know anything that goes on, on the outside world,” Kardashian told Martinez.
“I’m holding on by a thread,” she said. “I know I’m so close to that not happening, but while it’s still that way, I will protect that to the end of the earth as long as I can.”
Kardashian added that teachers at her children’s school are some of her best friends, so she’s aware of what occurs during the school day. She also said that her daughter North, 9, has a TikTok account that’s accessible only on Kardashian’s phone.
“If they don’t know the things that are being said or what’s happening in the world, why would I ever bring that energy to them? You know? That’s real heavy, heavy, grown-up shit that they’re not ready to deal with,” Kardashian said.
“One day my kids will thank me for not sitting here and bashing their dad when I could ... They’ll thank me and I’ll privately answer anything that they want to know. But it’s not my place anymore to really jump in.”