Kanye West’s derogatory remarks about Kim Kardashian may jeopardize his chances of joint custody, according to a lawyer.
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian’s divorce is no longer amicable after the rapper accused her of ‘using drugs’ and stealing on Instagram.
On Feb. 4, Kanye West, 44, launched a big verbal attack on Kim Kardashian, 41, via Instagram, causing the mother of North, 8, Saint, 6, Chicago, 4, and Psalm, 2, to openly defend herself against his words for the first time.
As the former A-list couple continues to work out their divorce, Joanne Ratinoff, a California-based family attorney, told HollywoodLife EXCLUSIVELY that Kanye’s «derogatory words» could affect his claim for shared custody of their four children. «It depends on the kids’ ages.
Yes, it can affect custody if they read it and form an unfavourable image when one parent makes nasty things about the other,» Attorney Ratinoff said.
North, the renowned family’s eldest daughter, is already social media adept, as those who follow them know. North’s shared TikTok account with her mother Kim was, in fact, what prompted Kanye to openly criticize Kardashian on February 4.
«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?» Ye wrote in a post to his 10 million followers, sharing a screenshot of North on Tik Tok with the caption, «SINCE THIS IS MY FIRST DIVORCE, I NEED TO KNOW WHAT I SHOULD DO ABOUT MY DAUGHTER BEING P «Kanye’s relentless attacks on me in interviews and on social media is actually more damaging than any Tik Tok North might create,» Kim wrote on her Instagram story in response to Kanye’s posts.
As the primary provider and caretaker for our children, I am trying my best to safeguard our daughter while also enabling her to express her creativity in whatever media she chooses, under adult supervision, because it offers her joy.»
Kanye was clearly offended by Kim’s «primary provider» remark and responded to her on Instagram with a message that said, «What do you mean by the main provider? You tried to kidnap my daughter on her birthday by failing to provide the address.
You made me do a drug test after Chicago’s party because you suspected me of being on drugs Tracy Romulus, stop pushing Kim to be this way…» Tracy is frequently photographed with Kim and is the Chief Marketing Officer of the KKW Beauty, KKW Fragrance, and SKIMS brands.
Kanye has previously stated that Kim is not permitted to appear in TikTok videos with North. However, Attorney Ratinoff believes there is nothing wrong with North having some fun on social media while her mother is watching.
«It is up to the family law judge to make orders in the best interests of the minor on social media.» A protective order will have to be sought from the court by one of the parents. A standard hearing requires 16 calendar days’ notice, but the attorney informed HollywoodLife that when they can get in depends on the judge’s schedule.
«A parent would have to file an RFO, or Request For Order, which is a written application that essentially says, ‘I want these orders made to protect my child.'» If the parents can’t agree, the court will make the decision.»