Kanye West has hit back at his ex-wife Kim Kardashian in a scathing new Instagram post amid a growing dispute over how they raise their kids.
The 44-year-old rapper, who now goes by the name Ye, claims Kardashian accused him of "putting a hit out on her".
"Yesterday Kim accused me of putting a hit our on her," Ye wrote in his caption.
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"So let me get this straight I beg to go to my daughter's party and I'm accused of being on drugs then I go play with my son and I take my Akira graphic novels and I'm accused of stealing.
"Now I'm being accused of putting a hit on her,. These ideas can actually get someone locked up they play like that with Black men's lives [whether] it's getting them free or getting them locked up I'm not playing about my Black children anymore."
Days prior, Kardashian, 41, made a statement after Ye said he disagreed with their daughter North, eight, being on TikTok.
"Kanye's constant attacks on me in interviews and on social media is actually more hurtful than any TikTok North might create," Kardashian wrote.
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"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 so much happiness.
"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."
North has a joint TikTok account with her mother, and last year Kardashian reprimanded her daughter publicly for going live on the platform without her permission.
Ye and Kardashian called it quits in February last year. However, West has refused to let go of the relationship, reportedly "not giving up without a fight" after the SKIMS founder moved on in November with comedian Pete Davidson.
In her Friday post, the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star claimed Ye's current behaviour has been ongoing throughout their split.
"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," the statement continued.
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"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."
In response, Ye shared a since-deleted screenshot of his ex-wife's post on his Instagram feed.
"What do you mean by main provider?" he had written in the caption. "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…"
Tracy Romulus is the Chief Marketing Officer of Kim Kardashian Wear brands.
Ye and Kardashian share kids North, Saint, five, Chicago, three, and Psalm, two.
The former couple started dating in 2012 and tied the knot in May 2014. Kardashian filed for divorce in February after the pair had reportedly been living apart for some time.
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