Kanye West and Kim Kardashian’s divorce has taken a recent turn for the worse with the two estranged parents arguing over social media. This is a timeline of those events.
January 15: Chicago West’s 4th Birthday Party
Though tension had been building, it was the birthday party of Kanye and Kim’s daughter, North, that seemed to move the divorce-induced vitriol between the two estranged parents into a new, heightened phase of public bitterness. Prior to his arrival, Kanye recorded a video of himself, driving around in an apparent attempt to find the site of the event. In that recording, Ye claimed that he had not been invited or provided the location of the party. He did eventually attend the party, though the dust did not seem to settle. Sources close to Kim insisted that the allegations were not true.
February 4: North West’s TikTok Video
At 8:23 AM on Instagram, Ye posted a screenshot of North West in a TikTok video with the caption, “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?”
Kim responded to the post with her own post on Instagram Story. “Kanye’s constant attacks on me in interviews and on social media is actually more hurtful than any TikTok North might create,” Kim said. She also asserted that she was the, “…main provider and caregiver for [their] children.” “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,” she concluded.
1:12 PM (Feb 4):
“What do you mean by main provider,” Ye responded. “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. Tracy Romulus, stop manipulating Kim to be this way…”
3:00 PM (Feb 4) Kanye Posts Age TikTok Age Requirements
February 5: Kanye Criticizes TMZ’s Coverage and Thanks Candace Owens
2:27 PM (Feb 5) Kanye Posts Picture from Upcoming Doc. Jeen-Yuhs
Things began to take a somewhat bizarre turn when Kanye took to Instagram to post a picture of a mother and son (Donda and Kanye perhaps?) with the caption, “You need an angel to watch over you.”
February 6, 11:21 AM: Kanye Posts a Conversation With Kim’s Cousin on IG
In an apparent attempt to show that Kim’s family was reaching out to him, Kanye posted the following conversation:
11:29 AM (Feb 6): Kanye Says Kim Accused Him of Putting Out a Hit on Her
1:54 PM (Feb 6) Kanye Posts Screenshot of Larry Jackson Sharing Kim’s Number
Apparently the situation got so bad that Kim had to change her phone number, but Kanye persisted.
Sunday Night (Feb 6) Kanye Deletes all Instagram Posts
Kanye has given no explanation for deleting all of his previous posts about Kim and their children, but all of it has been erased.