Kanye West says fathers deserve an equal say in their child’s upbringing

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Kanye West says fathers deserve an equal say in their child’s upbringing

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Kanye West has come out swinging against his ex-wife Kim Kardashian in a surprise sit-down interview with ABC News.

In an exclusive interview that will air Thursday (September 22) on Good Morning America, West claimed he has been forced to 'fight for his voice' and to have a role in his children’s lives.

"I do have a voice but I had to fight for it," the Donda rapper said in a preview clip that aired on GMA, RadarOnline reports.

"It hurts you when you have to scream about what your kids are wearing. As a dad and as a Christian."

The rapper, who now likes to be known as Ye, added that 'men's voices matter'.

The couple, pre-split, back in 2006. Credit:  MediaPunch Inc / Alamy
The couple, pre-split, back in 2006. Credit: MediaPunch Inc / Alamy

"I have a right to have a voice on what my kids are wearing, what they're watching, what they're eating,” he said.

"I have a platform where I get to say what so many dads can't say out loud. I'm their dad. It has to be co-parenting. It's not up to only the woman. Like, men have a choice also. Men's voices matter."

The wide-ranging interview with the ABC’s Linsey Davis comes only days after the rapper last lashed out at his reality TV ex-wife on social media.

“Hollywood is a giant brothel. Pornography destroyed my family. I deal with the addiction, Instagram promotes it," he said.

He added: "Not gonna let it happen to Northy and Chicago."

In another post, he leaked screenshots of what appeared to be a text chain with Kim.

“Y’all don’t have so so over my black children and where they go to school,” he said, as per the social media post.

But, despite his recent social media tirades against Kardashian and her family, the 'Runaway' singer did admit to the ABC's Linsey Davis that he has a 'new respect' for the mother of his four children.

West and the Kardashian clan before the fall-out. Credit:  John Angelillo/UPI
West and the Kardashian clan before the fall-out. Credit: John Angelillo/UPI

"I apologise for any stress that I have caused, even in my frustration, because God calls me to be stronger," he said.

"I need this person to be less stressed and of the best, sound mind and as calm as possible to be able to raise those children at the end of the day."

During the wide-ranging interview, Kanye also discussed Donda Academy, a school he started in California, his plans to once again run for president, his responsibility as a celebrity and parent, and more.

Watch the full interview on ABC News Live at 7 pm US eastern time on September 22 and on Nightline.

Topics: Celebrity, Kanye West, Kim Kardashian, Kardashians, Parenting, US News, Entertainment

Rachel Lang
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