Kanye West,who also goes by the name, Ye, recently sat down and opened up on the new Alo Mind Full Podcast with Alo Yoga co-founder and CEO, Danny Harris.
During the 36-minute interview, the Flashing Lights singer, 45, briefly touched on his former relationship with reality star,Kim Kardashian, 41, and co-parenting their four children, North, nine, Saint, six, Chicago, four, and Psalm, three.
Their divorce was filed last year in February 2021, and the performer stated that currently, the TV personality, ‘basically 80 percent of the time, raise those children.’
New interview: Kanye West, 45, revealed on the Alo Mind Full podcast that his ex-wife, Kim Kardashian, 41, raises their four children ’80 percent of the time’
Towards the middle of the podcast episode, Kanye began to talk about better preparing for the future and stated, ‘everything happens for a reason.’
The rapper added, ‘You know, you get to a point, and every time you get to that point, everyone wants to say “Oh, it’s mental health” and everybody wants you to apologize a million times.’
Because everybody wants to have everyone so doped out, so controlled out, that you’re not allowed to even sand up for the things that you’re handing to your family,’ he further explained.
‘The idea of taking the control and opinions or anything away from the mother or the father takes way someone’s meaning in life,’ emphasizing that, ‘Your home is your original church.’
‘So, even to this day, I’ll still give Kim advice on things that can help, because that’s gonna go to the kids. She’s still gotta, basically 80 percent of the time, raise those children.’
Raising their children: Despite their divorce, the rapper stated that he still gives, ‘Kim advice on things that can help, because that’s gonna go to the kids’
Deep conversations: The award-winning entertainer discussed the future and mental health during the podcast episode
The two stars began dating years back in 2012, and tied the knot during a luxurious wedding ceremony in Italy in 2014.
However, after seven years of marriage, Kim filed for divorce from the Grammy award-winning singer due to ‘irreconcilable differences.’ In March 2022, The Kardashians star was declared legally single.
Earlier this month, the 45-year-old furiously posted screengrabs of a text argument between him and Kim over where their children should go to school, which he captioned simply with a popcorn emoji.
Their children currently attend a private school in Los Angeles, but Kanye evidently wanted them to be transferred to his own newly opened Donda Academy.
In the texts, Kanye raged at Kim, ‘You don’t have say so of where the kids go to school,’ before asking, ‘Why [do you] get [a] say. ‘Cause you half white?’
Recent arguments: Ye recently shared heated text messages between himself and Kim about school choices for their children
Large family: Kim and Kanye share their four children, North, 9, Saint, 6, Chicago, 4, and Psalm, 3
Kim retorted by sending him a message from Kris herself, who begged him to stop berating her because of how much it ‘stresses’ her at her age.
‘Y’all don’t have so so over my black children and where they go to school. They will not do playboy and sex tapes,’ Kanye fired back, taking a jab at Kim’s star-making porn video and her Playboy cover. ‘Tell your Clinton friends to come get me. I’m here.’
Days later, however, Kanye returned to Instagram to reveal that he and Kim had seemingly worked things out. ‘Hi guys I’m baaaaack. Sorry to take so long to post I just had a good meeting with Kim about the schools.’
Former marriage: Kim and Kanye began dating in 2012, and tied the knot in 2014, but their divorce was filed seven years later in 2021; the two pictured in 2016
Many topics: During the podcast with Danny Harris, Kanye touched on many topics, such as reading and opening up his own academy
Amid the podcast, Ye revealed that he had never sat down and read a book in full before.
‘I actually haven’t ready any book,’ he stated. ‘Reading is like eating Brussels sprouts for me. And talking is like getting the Giorgio Baldi corn ravioli.’
He also weighed in on his opinion that people should begin to talk to each other like Yoda from the classic Star Wars franchise to only use words that they ‘absolutely need.’
Kanye added that he thinks that his grandkids or great-grandkids will one day get to the ‘level of language’ where they don’t have to speak at all, but instead, just look at one another, like ‘straight Jedi.’
Never read a book: Ye admitted that he has never sat down and read a book from beginning to end before; pictured in March in Los Angeles
Defending himself: The star clapped back at people who called him ‘crazy,’ stating, ‘Sometimes it’s not that I’m not right. I’m just not right now’
While other topics were explored such as the record producer’s belief in ‘outlawing stairs,’ Ye also clapped back at people claiming he was ‘crazy.’ He expressed that, ‘Sometimes it’s not that I’m not right. I’m just not right now.’
‘People shame the concept of mental health. It is the lowest form of discrimination. Even a crazy person can call you crazy. It’s an interesting weight to carry. It’s like a mark of the beast on my ego.’
‘I can do something crazy in the best way, but if a random person on the street says, ‘That was crazy,’ I feel like s**t for a little bit.’
‘It hurts as a human being, it hurts my feelings. Then I start to talk about how I made all this money to try to compensate for people downing me,’ the star further concluded.
Co-parenting: Despite their separation and divorce, Kim and Kanye still work together to raise their four children