The song, with vocals from the late XXXTentacion, features Ye, 44, expressing his dissatisfaction with his custody schedule, as he raps: ‘Wait, when you see the kids? I’ll see y’all tomorrow/ Wait, when the sun set? I see y’all tomorrow.’
The musician also appears to grieve the fact that his kids aren’t with him permanently: ‘When I pick ’em up, I feel like they borrowed/ When I gotta return them, scan ’em like a bar code.’
Custody war: Kanye West lamented his status as a co-parent to his four children with ex-wife Kim Kardashian on his latest single, New Love, which dropped on Friday; Pictured in 2019
West, who shares North, eight, Saint, six, Chicago, four, and Psalm, three with the reality star, 41, goes on to complain about the children’s clothing.
‘Wait, who got the kids in those “What are thosе?”/ Wait, why they can’t wear Yeezys with the cargos?’ he asks, referring to his own brand.
‘Y’all know Nikе don’t like me, y’all take it too far, though/ At least have ’em in some Mike’s, he played for Chicago,’ he went on, referencing his dispute with Nike over a financial disagreement.
Sad: The song features Ye, 44, expressing his dissatisfaction with his custody schedule: ‘When I pick ’em up, I feel like they borrowed/ When I gotta return them, scan ’em like a bar code’; Pictured 2020
In the song, which discusses struggling to keep love alive in a relationship, West seems to complain that the kids can’t see him even if they want to.
‘I only see three kids, who watchin’ Chicago?’ he wonders about his youngest daughter. ‘And you know all the nannies said, “Daddy in Nebraska”/ Let the kids dig a tunnel to my house like Chapo.’
Towards the end of the song Kanye states that his kids can always reach him, as he leaves the light on for them.
‘Only neighbor in the hood with a door they can knock on/ I leave the light on/ Daddy’s not gone, you see the light on.’
Happier times: West shares North (left), eight, Saint (center), six, Chicago, four, and Psalm, three with the reality star, 41
The single comes after Kim tried to make amends with her family for how Kanye had ‘treated’ them over the years on the latest episode of The Kardashians.
Kim shared her regrets over how the superstar rapper had behaved in recent years as she spoke with Khloé, Kendall, Kourtney, Travis Barker and mother Kris Jenner, along with her boyfriend Corey Gamble, over dinner.
During the talk Kim and Kris, 66, got the same text message revealing that Kanye was preparing to release a new song.
‘It means he’s talking s*** about me and probably saying whatever,’ Kim explained to her confused siblings.
Making amends: The single comes after Kim tried to make amends with her family for how Kanye had ‘treated’ them over the years on the latest episode of The Kardashians
‘You’re the mother of his kids and have been nothing but great to him,’ Kris said. ‘One day your kids are going to read all of it, and see all of it. And that’s something that everybody has to be really aware of.’
Kim vowed that she would never ‘stoop’ to her ex’s level and suggested that Kanye had ‘always’ treated her family poorly, hinting the issues preceded his battle with bipolar disorder and their split.
‘I protected that for so long, but I said I will never let that happen to you guys again,’ Kim said defiantly. ‘All I can do is control how I react to something,’ she went on to say. ‘I can’t control how he treats me or, you know, how he’s always treated you guys.’
In a confessional segment, the beauty said that she understood the ‘impact’ the split with West ‘has had on [her] family’ and that she wanted to tell them, ‘I’m sorry, guys.’
News: During the talk Kim and Kris, 66, got a text revealing that Kanye was preparing to release a new song. ‘It means he’s talking s*** about me and probably saying whatever,’ Kim explained
Kardashian filed to divorce West in February of 2021 after more than six years of marriage. She has been dating comedian Pete Davidson, 28, since last fall.
Meanwhile West’s lawyer, Samantha Spector has filed paperwork to withdraw from the rapper’s divorce case from Kim.
Spector cited an irreconcilable breakdown with the rapper, The Blast reported, citing court docs.
An attorney from Pennsylvania (who is not a divorce lawyer) will represent the Grammy-winning artist in his split from Kardashian the outlet reported. Spector, who has previously represented celebs such as Amber Heard and Dr. Dre’s ex-wife Nicole Young, was hired by West earlier this year amid his acrimonious split with the reality star.
The latest: West’s lawyer Samantha Spector has filed paperwork to withdraw from the rapper’s divorce case from his ex-wife
West brought Spector on his legal team in the wake of his public complaints that Kardashian had prevented him from seeing their children.
Kardashian in February took to social media to explain her frustration with West’s behavior in the wake of their split, after he publicly complained that their eldest child North had a TikTok account.
‘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 that she wishes with adult supervision – because it brings her happiness,’ she said. ‘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 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.’
West was seen in NYC earlier this week signing autographs as he arrived to a Balenciaga show
Kardashian and West publicly clashed earlier this year amid their ongoing divorce battle
Counting Spector (pictured in 2019 in LA), West has been through four attorneys in the case
West fired back in an Instagram post responding to Kardashian’s statement, saying, ‘What do you mean by the main provider?
‘America saw you try to kidnap my daughter on her birthday by not providing the address. 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.’
Insiders told the outlet at the time that West had been indecisive in his dealings with Melcher, at some times looking to settle and other times looking to battle her in court.
At the time West switched representation from Melcher to Spector, Kardashian’s lawyer Laura Wasser said that West had been ‘strategically’ switching lawyers in an effort to slow down the legal process in the split, Mirror reported.
Prior to Spector, West relieved attorney Chris Melcher of his duties in the case in March