You open up about co-parenting with Kim Kardashian, parenthood, Donda Academy and more

you Said he has “new respect” for ex-wife Kim Kardashian And felt sad for straining the relationship since Kardashian filed for divorce in February 2021.

“This is the mother of my children, and I apologize for any tension, even in my frustration, because God tells me to be strong,” says Yeh, recording artist and entrepreneur formerly known as Kanye West. was known from, said in a special morning interview that aired Thursday on “Good Morning America.” “I need to be as calm as possible to make this person less stressed and best of all, a healthy mind and at the end of the day to be able to raise those kids.”

In an extensive interview in which he started a school in California, covering Donda Academy, his plans to run for president once again, he repeatedly went back on the responsibility he had as a celebrity. She is in the form and insists that she says the future of her four children with the global social media and reality TV star.

“As a father and as a Christian. And I have a right to voice what my children are wearing, what they are seeing, what they are eating,” he said. “I have a stage where I get to say what so many dads can’t say out loud.”

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Yeh, formerly known as Kanye West, spoke to ABC News’ Lynsey Davis about Kim Kardashian, parenthood, social media, fashion, politics, and the Donda Academy.

relationship with your children

Yee said that he “absolutely” wanted his children to attend Donda Academy, “a gospel school” he built after Donda West, his late mother, who studied English, communications at Chicago State University on Chicago’s South Side. Chaired the Department of Media, Arts and Theater. , He died in 2007.

“I am their father. It has to be co-parented. It is not only up to the woman. Like, men also have a choice. Men’s voices matter,” he said.

The private school, which was said to have been originally named Yeezy Christian Academy, is located in Simi Valley, California. according to school WebsiteThe academy’s mission is to help students “learn fundamental principles, grow in their faith, and experience two enriching classroom experiences.”

Ye said the school “gives kids the practical tools they need in a post-iPhone world.” He said the school is in its third year and has an enrollment of 82 students.

“So many schools are built to prepare children for industries that don’t even matter anymore,” he said, adding that the school’s focus area is on “practical skills” such as engineering, computer programming and farming. He added that the school has tutors who focus on specific areas and “can really turn your kids into geniuses.”

“And if your kids are talented… they’re three grade levels ahead,” he said.

You Told ABC News She Hired a Women’s Basketball Coach to Hone Her Skills Answer, his 9-year-old daughter. “Every morning,” he said, even helping Coach North. These efforts, you added, showed dramatic results. “She trained every day and I really hung up on her. And when she came back, she had confidence,” he said.

get out of the gap

Ye, who created the fashion brand Yeezy, also addressed them Gap. to dissolve its partnership with, Last week, Ye sent Gap a letter ending the 10-year partnership, saying the clothing retailer had breached its contract to sell its Yeezy Gap line of apparel. Ye said it plans to open its own store called YZY.

Mark Breitbard, president and CEO of Gap Brands, said the company and West are “not aligned” in the way they work together, according to a memo sent to employees and reviewed by the Wall Street Journal. “Simply put… while we share a vision of how we work together to deliver this vision, the alliance is not,” Breitbard wrote, according to the Journal.

It was all kind of disregard for the sound of something I co-produced.

In addition to criticizing Gap, Ye has recently criticized Adidas, a retailer that carries its apparel. Yeh has been working with the athletic brand since announcing their partnership in 2016, but flared up at Adidas when the brand released its Adlet 22 sandals, which resemble Yeh’s Yeezy slides. You called their shoes “Fake Yeezy.”

“It defied the sound of something I co-produced. I co-created the product at Adidas. I co-created the product at Gap,” Ye said.

“That means I was on to some specific agenda, not the Yeezy Gap for everything it could be, or the dream I had about what the Gap could be,” he said. “It’s time for me to make my point.”

Adidas chief executive Casper Rorsted said in August that West was perhaps the company’s most important partner, according to the Wall Street Journal. Adidas is trying to find a way to continue the partnership, the newspaper reported.

Since her ongoing battle with Adidas, Ye said she’s determined to learn more about what’s going on behind the scenes of her brand.

“We had to level up,” Ye said. “Really show them who’s the new boss in town, that I’m my boss. I’m no longer a man riding a polo horse. I’m not just a mascot in the middle of the games, the crowd turned up, ‘Hey, wear this’ ‘Do this,’ but you know, just learn financial engineering. Learn how — learn how to actually run a company.”

Ye said he plans to go ahead with an October 3 fashion show in Paris that was initially planned in conjunction with The Gap. He secured a new producer for the event, he said, via Instagram.

Today, YZY Gap, engineered by Balenciaga, announced a new line of outerwear and knitwear that will be made available online. YZY Gap engineered by Balenciaga also announced that the YZY Gap will be available in stores outside the US for the first time at Gap’s Tokyo and Shanghai flagship stores.

Potentially, Another Presidential Race

In November 2020, Ye accepted his running for the presidency. it was with him loaned $6.8 million For his 2020 presidential committee, essentially self-funding during the first month and a half of his campaign, according to a Federal Election Commission disclosure filing.

Ye said he “absolutely” plans to run for president again, but did not specify when.

“That time was not in God’s time,” he said.

Ye said that he is often misunderstood because of his steadfast adherence to his Christian faith, which leads him to perform “Sunday services” with a gospel choir at various locations around the US. There are “radicals” for promoting the “idea of ​​family”. The idea of ​​God, the idea of ​​preserving the innocence of our children for as long as possible.”

“When you remove the love and fear of God, you open the love and fear to all other things. And when people don’t have God it’s easier to raise sheep. If people are controlled by God If not done then it is easy to control people. Because then they can control how many likes they have or what is happening on their tiktok or how much money or perception of people.”

“But we only have one spectator here and that audience is God. And he’s watching us all the time,” Ye said. “He’s got my back.”

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