Ye opens up about everything in light of his past beef with everyone from Kim, Gap, and more.
Since Kim Kardashian filed for divorce in February 2021, Ye has expressed “new respect” for his ex-wife and regrets contributing to the strain on their relationship.
He insists on having a say in the future of the four children he fathered with the global social media and reality TV star Kim Kardashian, the wide-ranging interview also covered the school he founded in California, Donda Academy, and his plans to once again run for president.
This private school in Simi Valley, California was once known as the Yeezy Christian Academy but is now known as Donda Academy. Where students will “learn basics, grow in their faith, and experience two enrichment programs,” as stated on the school’s website.
Donda Academy is now in its third year and has 86 students enrolled. He would like to have a say in where his children go to school as well as other things.
He has spoken out about the end of his collaboration with Gap. He issued a letter to the Gap last week, ending their 10-year association and claiming a violation of the contract regarding selling his Yeezy Gap brand of goods. Kanye has stated his intent to launch a retail chain under the moniker YZY where he wants everything to be $20.
Lately, he blasted Adidas, a company that sells his clothing, in addition to Gap. Since 2016 when their relationship was revealed, he has been working with the sports brand, but he recently blasted Adidas for releasing the Adilette 22 sandals, which look pretty similar to Yeezy slides. A “fake Yeezy,” as he put it.
“All of it seemed like a disregard to the part I played in creating anything. At Adidas, I was involved in the product’s development from the very beginning. At Gap, where I was a co-developer, ” he stated.
They also spoke about his political future. He dropped out of the presidential race in November of 2020. According to a disclosure filing with the Federal Election Commission, he had lent $6.8 million to his 2020 presidential committee, effectively self-funding his campaign for the first month and a half of his race. Without giving a timetable, he said he “definitely” intended to run for president again.
You can see some of the interview on Good Morning America (Below) but the whole interview will air tonight September 22, 2022, as a half-hour special on ABC News Live at 8:30 p.m. ET.