Kanye West has opened up about why he bought a house right across from his ex-wife Kim Kardashian’s house.
West, 44, was interviewed by Jason Lee for the Hollywood Unlocked podcast, due out next Monday, and said the decision was solely due to their co-parenting duties.
“My solace comes from seeing my kids and having a solid schedule. That’s why I even got the house,’ the rapper said. ‘[It was] there was something wrong with me having a house next to my children.
However, hinting at some tension, West also said there would be ‘no security’ that would ‘come between me and my children’, adding in the clip: ‘and you’re not going to enlighten me gas”.
New Interview: Kanye West Reveals Why He Bought A House Across From His Ex-Wife Kim Kardashian: ‘Nothing Will Take My Kids Away From Me’
The comments come after reports claimed West was still “pursuing” his ex Kardashian, 41, despite moving into a new relationship with Julia Fox.
The couple share four children together whom they are currently co-parenting; North, eight, Saint, six, Chicago, three, and Psalm, two.
West also opened up about how moving to Chicago as a child affected his decision-making as a father, after he and Kardashian filed for divorce last year.
“You see, when my mom took me from Atlanta to Chicago, my dad didn’t come to the coldest, most dangerous city in the world to be next to [me]”, he revealed.
New digs: In December, West bought the $4.5 million home, across from his ex, which is a 3,651-square-foot, 5-bedroom property in LA’s exclusive Hidden Hills
Tension: West also said there would be ‘no security’ that ‘will come between me and my children’, adding in the clip: ‘and you’re not going to gaslight me’
“He said, ‘I’m going to stay in Atlanta. Nothing with my career, with this rap, with this media, none of that, it will take me away from my children.
And that’s what I want everyone to know. Don’t play with me, don’t play with my children. There will be no security between me and my children and you will not enlighten me.
In December, West bought the $4.5 million home, across from her ex, who is a 3651 square foot, 5 bedroom property in the exclusive Hidden Hills of Los Angeles.
Sweet: Kanye West, 44, is reportedly planning to demolish the home he bought for $4.5million in front of his ex-wife Kim Kardashian, 41, and their children (Kim and Kanye pictured with North and Saint)
The purchase came two months after he listed his former $3.7 million, 4,200 square foot bachelor pad in the gated community and just two weeks after Kim asked to be declared legally celibate.
It was later revealed that West planned to demolish the property and build a new space for himself.
For the most part, the former couple’s divorce went smoothly, and the former couple had acted cordially towards everyone over the past year.
Pictured above: Kanye and Julia Fox in West Hollywood at posh Craig’s restaurant on Monday
There have also been reports that Kim is happy Kanye has found a new love interest for Uncut Gems star Julia, giving the relationship her full blessing.
However, West has recently been in trouble after allegedly punching a fan in Los Angeles this week.
He also posted a diss track aimed at Kardashian’s new boyfriend, Pete Davidson, threatening to “beat his ass.”
Awkward: Kanye released a diss track against Kim’s new man Pete Davidson (pictured above last year)