Marking the first time she’d addressed Ye’s behavior since he started discussing their divorce publicly in November, Kim wrote that his “obsession with trying to control and manipulate our situation so negatively and publicly is only causing further pain for all.” She added that his behavior was making it “impossible” to maintain a “healthy and supportive co-parenting relationship.”
Kim’s statement came as a shock to fans, not only because her support for Ye had been so unwavering, but also because it’s highly unusual for the Kardashians to respond to public controversies — particularly when it involves the fathers of their children.
In fact, Kim hadn’t issued a statement about Ye — who was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 2016 — since 2020, amid growing concern for his mental health. At the time, Ye had made numerous shocking comments about Kim and their family that we now know were the catalyst for their split. But back then, Kim defended her husband and asked the public to show “compassion and empathy.”
Things this time were less civil, however, and Ye responded to Kim’s statement with more heated posts.
He began by accusing Kim of trying to “kid nap” Chicago, then bashed her inner circle, referring to the KarJenner family as a “unit” who “play with Black [men’s] lives.”
On Feb. 6, Ye wiped his Instagram account again, only to resume his constant posting just a day later. With a clean slate, he returned to addressing the Chicago birthday dispute and demanded a public apology from “the entire family.”