Kanye West opened up about his desire not to get divorced from his wife Kim Kardashian in a new interview on Revolt TV’s Drink Champs on Thursday.
In the interview, which appeared to have been recorded earlier in October based on the freshness of the 44-year-old rapper’s bizarre haircut, Kanye said he was ‘not even divorced’ from his estranged wife and claimed he hadn’t seen the divorce papers yet.
The hitmaker added that the divorce was difficult for their four children, who wanted to see them stay together.
Denial: Kanye West said Kim Kardashian was ‘still’ his wife even as their divorce proceeds and she appears to be dating Pete Davidson in an interview Thursday with Revolt TV’s Drink Champs
Toward the end of his rambling interview, which featured numerous digressions and left turns, Kanye paused to complain about part of Kim’s monologue from when she hosted Saturday Night Live earlier in the month.
‘SNL making my wife say “I divorced him” on TV because they just wanted to get that bar off,’ he said, adding, ‘And I ain’t never even see the papers, we not even divorced.’
Kanye added that the divorce was ‘no joke to me,’ especially as it seemed to have caused the couple’s children distress.
‘My kids want their parents to stay together,’ he said.
‘I want us to be together,’ Kanye added, almost as an aside, before complaining that ‘the media’ didn’t want him and Kim to work out their differences.
Kanye complained about Kim’s SNL monologue when she joked about divorcing him. ‘And I ain’t never even see the papers, we not even divorced,’ he said; seen in 2019 in NYC
Difficult times: Kanye added that the divorce was ‘no joke to me,’ especially as it seemed to have caused the couple’s children distress
Family: ‘My kids want their parents to stay together,’ he said. ‘ I want us to be together,’ Kanye added, almost as an aside
Kim has recently been spotted out on multiple dates with SNL star Pete Davidson, who kissed her in an Aladdin-themed episode when she hosted the long-running comedy series.
When she was rehearsing for her episode, Kanye was reported to be consulting with her on her fashion choices and her monologue for the show, though the line about divorcing him seems to have stung.
Kim recently purchased the couple’s $60 million home in Hidden Hills, California, signaling that the divorce is proceeding.
Kim initially filed for divorce earlier this year, but she was seen by the rapper’s side throughout the rollout of his Donda album, and she and their children were seen at his listening shows ahead of its release.
The couple share four young children: North, eight, Saint, five, Chicago, three, and Psalm, two.
Canceling Cancel Culture: Earlier in his interview, Kanye lashed out at ‘Cancel Culture’ and the #MeToo Movement while defending his collaborators Marilyn Manson and DaBaby, who were both featured on Donda
Fighting back: ‘When I sit next to Marilyn Manson and DaBaby right after both of them got canceled for five songs, it’s like, they can’t cancel us all!’ the producer said; seen in August with Manson (R)
Earlier in his interview, Kanye lashed out at ‘Cancel Culture’ and the #MeToo Movement while defending his collaborators Marilyn Manson and DaBaby, who were both featured on Donda.
‘When I sit next to Marilyn Manson and DaBaby right after both of them got canceled for five songs, it’s like, they can’t cancel us all!’ the producer said.
He seemed to suggest that accusations of misconduct made years after the fact can’t be trusted.
‘They’ll hit you with an accusation of somebody you was with ten years ago,’ he complained, comparing them unfavorably to women who have been ‘pulled in alleys against their will.
‘That’s different than a hug, but it’s classified as the same thing,’ he claimed. ‘It’s power and politics.’
Minimizing: Kanye complained that ‘they’ll hit you with an accusation of somebody you was with ten years ago,’ though 15 women have accused Manson of crimes including sexual assault and physical abuse
Manson joined Kanye at one of his listening parties after he was accused by 15 women of sexual assault and physical abuse.
He’s also currently under investigation by the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department.
DaBaby was disinvited from several music festivals over the summer after a homophobic rant he delivered at the Rolling Loud festival in Miami, but he resurfaced on a later version of Donda.
Kanye seemed to think he was above ‘Cancel Culture,’ though he appeared to conflate his sometimes controversial statements with the sexual crimes that Manson has been accused of by several women.
‘I love [Cancel Culture]. I’m above it,’ he boasted. ‘I’m running to get canceled.’
Kanye, who legally changed his name to Ye, also briefly complained about the wife of a friend who reminded people on social media shortly after his death that Kobe Bryant had been accused of rape, which appeared to have angered the rapper.
‘They don’t want you to have a house,’ he began, appearing to complain that Black men are held back in society.
Sophistication: Kanye had rare praise for Drake, whose music he called ‘more sophisticated than the style of rap that I grew up on’
Suspicions: But he also said he worried that Drake had had an affair with Kim, and he wondered if he might have DMed her even if there wasn’t an affair; seen October 30 in LA
Kanye also delved into his controversial relationship with Drake several times in the interview.
Early on he shared some rare praise for the hitmaker, calling him ‘a very important artist who added something to the algorithm.’
‘The style of rap that he was doing was more sophisticated than the style of rap that I grew up on,’ Kanye said approvingly, adding that Drake’s song had ‘good melodies’ and ‘good music’
Kanye also mentioned his fears that Drake might have had an affair with Kim and wondered if he might have DMed her, even if there wasn’t an affair.
Early in the interview, Kanye revealed that he was not fully vaccinated against