Hip-hop mogul Kanye West was upset that his 8-year-old daughter, North, has been making TikTok videos with her mom, his ex, fashion entrepreneur Kim Kardashian, so he took to Instagram Friday morning to seek advice from 10.6 million friends.
“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.
Kim, meanwhile, is sick of Kanye publicly airing his grievances—and, perhaps, spreading nasty rumors about her boyfriend, Saturday Night Live‘s Pete Davidson—so she fired back immediately, and quite publicly.
“Kanye’s constant attacks on me in interviews and on social media is actually more hurtful than any TikTok North might create,” she wrote to 284 million followers on her Instagram Story Friday.
“As the parent who is the main provider and caregiver for our children,” Kardashian added pointedly, “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. 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.”
The reality TV star concluded, “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.”
So far, that’s the only official word from Kardashian, but helpful “sources behind the scenes” told “Page Six” on Friday that, “Kanye needs to stop asking the internet how to parent and actually start being one. He hardly sees his children and is incredibly inconsistent.”
Kanye also expressed his disapproval of North being allowed to use social media two weeks ago, saying, “My children ain’t going to be on TikTok without my permission.”
Fortunately, a “source close to the situation” was on the spot that time as well, telling E! News, “Kim has set boundaries. It’s her house. Kanye can’t just come over unannounced and that’s what happened. He did come over and security didn’t let him in. It’s up to him to see the kids, and he is always allowed to see the kids. He can see them when he wants.”