Kanye West last night sensationally claimed he has been ‘trying to get divorced’ from Kim Kardashian since she met his fellow rapper Meek Mill at a hotel.
In his latest rambling Twitter outburst, West said Kim was ‘out of line’ to meet Meek Mill to talk about ‘prison reform’, and blasted her mother Kris Jenner as ‘Kris Jong-Un’ while accusing the pair of ‘white supremacy’.
West also repeated his claim that his wife and mother-in-law had ‘tried to fly in with two doctors’ to have him hospitalized amid concerns about his well-being after his bizarre entry into the 2020 presidential race.
‘Kris and Kim put out a statement without my approval… that’s not what a wife should do,’ Kanye said after reports that the Kardashians were infuriated by his latest antics.
Kanye deleted his late-night tweets barely half an hour after posting them, except for a final post in which he signed them off as coming from ‘the future president’.
The shock divorce claim comes after sources alleged that Kim, 39, and Kanye, 43, are already ‘living apart’ and have been ‘at each other’s throats’ with ‘daily bust-ups’ during lockdown.
Kim earned glowing praise from Meek Mill last year, when the rapper called her a ‘friend’ and hailed her for ‘doing a lot of good work’ on prison reform, but the nature of the alleged hotel meeting is not clear.
Meek and Kim both attended a Criminal Justice Reform Summit in Los Angeles in November 2018, but it was at the Jeremy Hotel rather than the Waldorf in Beverly Hills which Kanye appeared to be referring to.
West’s tweets said that ‘Meek is my man and was respectful… that’s my dog’, without elaborating further, before he veered off into his supposed $5billion wealth and a reference to Michael Jackson.
Kanye’s freewheeling tweets also referred to rapper Drake and Kim Kardashian’s friend Larsa Pippen, without explaining further but followed by the question: ‘Should I name more?’. Advertisement
In a bizarre reference to Michael Jackson and his nemesis and former Sony Music boss Tommy Mottola, West said that ‘MJ told you about Tommy before they killed him’.
He added: ‘Kim saved my daughters life in the name of Jesus It’s Gods choice only I will live for my children Kris I’m in Cody if your not planning another one of your children’s playboy shoots.’
Kanye had revealed in his South Carolina rally on Sunday that he and Kim considered aborting their daughter North, and separately announced that his children would ‘never do Playboy’.
Turning to Kris and Kim, Kanye claimed last night that ‘they tried to fly in with two doctors to 51/50 me’, referring to a section of California law under which people can be confined for mental health reasons.
West had alleged just 24 hours earlier that ‘Kim was trying to fly to Wyoming with a doctor to lock me up like on the movie Get Out’ after his troubling appearance at the South Carolina campaign rally.
‘I been trying to get divorced since Kim met with Meek at the Warldolf [sic] for ‘prison reform”, Kanye said last night, adding: ‘This my lady tweet of the night… Kris Jong-Un’.
Seemingly going off on a tangent, he added in the same tweet that ‘Lil Baby my favorite rapper but won’t do a song wit me’.
In his next tweet he wrote: ‘Meek is my man and was respectful. That’s my dog. Kim was out of line.
‘I’m worth $5 billion and more than that through Christ. But you’ll ain’t listen to MJ but you’ll believe them???’.
Kanye has also shared his texts with Kris Jenner in which he threatened to ‘go to war’ if she did not return his calls.
The first message read: ‘This Ye, you ready to talk now or are still avoiding my call?’, while the second, posted a day later, said: ‘This Ye, you wanna talk or go to war?’.
He captioned the screenshot: ‘White supremacy at its highest no cap.’
Page Six reports that friends fear the marriage may not survive West’s recent frightening behavior, as he welcomes other celebrities including Dave Chappelle to his Wyoming ranch but continues to avoid his wife.
Meek Mill’s last public interaction with Kim came in August 2019, when he told Access Hollywood that Kardashian was a ‘friend’ with whom he had spoken frequently about prison reform.
‘I think she’s doing a lot of good work. She’s doing a lot of work, more than other people who have platforms who might even [have come] from that situation,’ Meek said in an interview.
‘So, big ups to her and big ups to everybody that’s working for a better cause – not even just for reform,’ he said.
Meek was freed from court supervision in July 2019 after a Pennsylvania appeals court on Wednesday overturned the rapper’s conviction in a drug and gun case that had kept him in prison or on probation for most of his adult life.
He later pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor gun charge in a deal which resolved the 12-year legal battle.
In 2018, Meek and Kardashian were both named as guests at a Criminal Justice Reform Summit in Los Angeles, organized by Variety and Rolling Stone magazine.
The event took place at the Jeremy Hotel in West Hollywood, a different venue to the Waldorf in Beverly Hills which Kanye was apparently referring to.
It is not clear whether West was mistaken about the venue or whether he was referring to a different occasion, but no meeting at the Waldorf has ever been publicized.
Kim had visited the White House to lobby for prison reform earlier in 2018, helping to persuade Donald Trump to grant clemency to Alice Marie Johnson who was serving a life sentence without parole for drugs offenses.
Kardashian was the one who broke the news to Johnson, saying that ‘telling her for the first time and hearing her screams while crying together is a moment I will never forget’.
Earlier on Tuesday, Kanye heaped praise on his comedian friend Dave Chappelle for flying to Wyoming to visit him at his ranch.
‘Thank you Dave for hopping on a jet to come see me doing well. Dave you are a god send and a true friend. All love,’ Kanye tweeted alongside a video that showed the pair standing in a group as the rapper urged Chappelle to say a joke.
Later Tuesday he posted a video to Twitter thanking his friends for their support and captioned it: ‘THANK YOU 88 MNOP FOR JOINING ME AT OUR RANCH IN CODY IT’S SO GOOD TO HAVE REAL ONES AROUND Oh AND THEY BOTH WEARING ORANGE.’
He then posted a picture of some illustrations with the condensed words: ‘TH FTR IS CMNG PRMS N JSS NM.’
Yet despite West’s posts with his friends on Twitter, a source told Page Six that while the Kardashian family had decided to stand by Kanye, they believe the situation is ‘really bad’.
‘I don’t know if they can survive it,’ the source claimed of Kanye and Kim’s marriage.
Also on Tuesday, Kanye questioned whether he should postpone his controversial run on the Oval Office until 2024 in a tweet late Tuesday night in which he also shared a confusing look at his ‘2020 Vision’.
‘#2020vision or maybe ’24,’ he wrote alongside a picture of a piece of paper in his trademark orange, listing what appears to be the tracklist for his upcoming album.
‘I guess all black people supposed to vote on Biden? Y’all want me to run on nah???’ the rapper then asked.
He shared the list again later Tuesday as he repeated that he had a new album being released this Friday.
‘DONDA: WITH CHILD new album and movie this Friday,’ he wrote.
West had been critical of Biden when he gave an interview to Forbes last month to speak about his presidential platform.
‘A lot of times just like political parties they feel all Blacks have to be Democrat. This man, Joe Biden, said if you don’t vote for me, then you are not Black,’ he said.
‘Well, act like we didn’t hear that? We act like we didn’t hear that man say that? That man said that. It’s a rap. We gonna walk, all the people. Jay-Z said it best.’
‘For the other candidates, I just gracefully suggest y’all bow out—Trump and Biden, gracefully bow out,’ West continued. ‘It’s God’s country, we are doing everything in service to God, nobody but God no more. I am in service of our Lord and savior, Jesus Christ, and I put everything I get on the line to serve God.’
Biden was criticized in May for telling popular radio show host Charlamagne tha God he ‘ain’t black’ if he can’t figure out who to pick between Donald Trump and him.
‘I should not have been so cavalier. I’ve never, never, ever taken the African-American community for granted,’ Biden said in an apology, according to the Associated Press. ‘I shouldn’t have been such a wise guy.’
West’s 2020 run had been controversial from the off but hit a new peak this week following his first campaign rally and a now deleted Twitter rant calling out his wife.
However with his recent revelation that he is planning top drop an album this week,it has led some to claim that the turmoil is all part of a PR stunt.
‘I see it as perfect timing with the drop of a new album. None of this is coincidental; he merely has a need to be talked about in the worst way,’ Chief Executive of RLM Public Relations, Richard Laermer, told Fox News.
‘He isn’t ‘running,’ per se, because that would be a ton of work. And this guy has proven that, while he has a lot of energy, isn’t actually interested in the head-down work it would take to be the leader of a political campaign.’
Yet sources have still voiced concern about West and his relationship with Kim and the rest of the family.
‘Anger is not a motivation,’ they added. ‘Everyone has such compassion for him right now.
‘The family is trying to work out what to do and hoping that this nightmare will be over soon and they can get Kanye into treatment.’
However, the family has been unable to reach Kanye after he retreated to his multi-million-dollar Wyoming ranch and has allowed only people he trusts to join.
Sources claim Kanye is holed up in a ‘compound’ with ‘a lot of building work’ apparently taking place, much of it ‘geared towards security’. Advertisement
Reports say the compound includes an ‘underground bunker’ with a ‘panic’ room which is stocked up with food and designed for the family to take refuge in an emergency.
Kanye is said to have surrounded himself with ‘a small group of people he trusts’, not including his wife or her family.
Last week he reportedly changed his Twitter and social media passwords to lock everyone else out, amid cliams he feels ‘paranoid’.
One source said that Kim ‘is living through the worst nightmare of her life right now’.
‘She’s furious about how this will affect their kids, and feels incredibly sad for North,’ they said.
‘For Kanye to bring that up, to say it in public without giving her the chance to add context or explain what was going on, is such a betrayal for her.
‘She’s also terrified for Kanye and his safety. Normally Kanye is so private that he won’t let the reality show cameras film in their house and has a long list of rules around filming their children, so for him to say something so private so publicly, something is very wrong.
‘Originally Kim was happy that Kanye chose to go to Wyoming as he’s always calmer when he’s there. Now she’s regretting it.’
A source has also told Entertainment Tonight that Kim is ‘completely devastated’ by Kanye’s tweets and that she has been trying to get her husband help for his bipolar disorder but he has refused.
‘Kim has always been public about everything in her life, but with Kanye and him being bipolar she has always respected to keep that more private and within the family,’ the source said.
‘Kanye tweeting about the family and painting her as trying to ‘lock him up’ has upset Kim because that wasn’t her intention and she only ever wants the best for her husband.’
Kim and Kanye, who wed in 2014 and have four children, were said to be living at opposite ends of their LA compound due to rising tensions before Kanye moved to their family home in Wyoming.
Insiders claim that West is ‘holed up’ at the Wyoming ranch, where he yesterday praised his ‘true friend’ Dave Chappelle for coming to visit him.
‘Since lockdown they’ve had daily bust-ups over literally everything. But mainly about the kids, their future, and the different directions they’re going in,’ a source told The Sun.
‘They’ve barely had a functioning marriage for the last year and Kim has been finding living with him too difficult.
‘He’s very demanding and always obsessed with one of his schemes – she’s exhausted. They live totally separate lives now.’
Meanwhile, another source told Us Weekly Kim and the rest of the Kardashians think Kanye ‘crossed a line’ by airing private family matters.
‘She’s tried so hard to help him, but now Kim and her family feel as though he’s really crossed a line by talking negatively about them publicly and sharing private family matters with the public,’ the source said.
‘She feels helpless at this point.’
In addition to saying his wife was trying to lock him up, Kanye’s Twitter rant Monday also referenced Kim’s prior Playboy shoots and vowed to never let his children do the same.
He also slammed his mother-in-law and he suggested the movie ‘Get Out’ was based on his own life.
‘Kim was trying to fly to Wyoming with a doctor to lock me up like on the movie Get Out because I cried about saving my daughters life yesterday,’ West said in one of the since-deleted tweets.
In other tweets, he also appealed directly to Kim and Jenner, to contact him at his ranch in Wyoming where he has been living, adding that he didn’t want his mother-in-law around his four children.
‘Kriss don’t play with me you and that calmye are not allowed around my children Ya’ll tried to lock me up,’ he said, apparently referencing Jenner’s boyfriend Corey Gamble.
Kanye also took a stab at the Keeping Up With The Kardashians, saying he loved his wife and wanted his family to live with him despite them filming the reality TV series.