Kim Kardashian is firing back at estranged husband Kanye West after he shared a screenshot of their daughter, eight-year-old North, on TikTok and shamed her for allowing her on social media without his permission.
In a lengthy message shared to her Instagram Story, the Keeping Up With the Kardashians alum accused Kanye of being “obsessed” and trying to “control and manipulate” their situation amid their divorce while reminding him that when it comes to their children, she’s their “main provider and caregiver.”
“Kanye’s constant attacks on me in interviews and on social media is actually more hurtful than any TikTok North might create. As the parent who is the main provider and caregiver for our children, I am doing my best to protect our daughter while also allowing her to express her creativity in the medium she wishes with adult supervision – because it brings her happiness,” Kim explained on February 4. “Divorce is difficult enough on our children and Kanye’s obsession with trying to control and manipulate our situation so negatively and publicly is only causing further pain for all. From the beginning I have wanted nothing but a healthy and supportive co-parenting relationship because it is what is best for our children and it saddens me that Kanye continues to make it impossible every step of the way.“
“I wish to handle all matters regarding our children privately and hopefully he can finally respond to the third attorney he has had in the last year to resolve any issues amicably,” she added.
Earlier in the day on Friday, Kanye had taken to his own Instagram page to call out his former partner for letting North, the oldest of their four children (who also include six-year-old son Saint, four-year-old daughter Chicago, and two-year-old son Psalm), be on TikTok against his will.
“SINCE THIS IS MY FIRST DIVORCE I NEED TO KNOW WHAT I SHOULD DO ABOUT MY DAUGHTER BEING PUT ON TIK TOK AGAINST MY WILL?” he asked with a screenshot of North on the social media platform.
According to Page Six, Kanye previously expressed his disapproval about North’s TikTok account, which Kim launched last November, on Jason Lee’s Hollywood Unlocked.
“My children ain’t going to be on TikTok without my permission,” he declared in January.
After seeing Kim’s rebuttal, Kanye returned to his Instagram page with a second message, accusing her of trying to kidnap Chicago on her birthday.
“What do you mean by main provider? America saw you try to [kidnap] my daughter on her birthday by not providing the address,” he alleged. “You put security on me inside of the house to play with my son then accused me of stealing. I had to take a drug test after Chicago’s party cause you accused me of being on drugs. Tracy Romulus [the chief marketing officer of KKW Brands] stop manipulating Kim to be this way.”
Since North’s account was launched months ago, she has faced a bit of controversy.
As fans may recall, the child accidentally went live without Kim’s permission in December as she gave a tour of their house.
“Mom, I’m live,” North said, laughing.
“No, stop. You’re not allowed to,” Kim replied.
Then, after Kim was heard reprimanding North for going live and filming her as she lay in bed on her phone, Kim asked, “Is she really live?”