American rapper, Ye, formerly known as Kanye West, has stated that reality TV star, Kim Kardashian is still his wife, despite their ongoing divorce.
The 44-year-old said this during an interview with Revolt TV Drink Champs, which was released on Thursday.
In the interview, he spoke about his new album Donda, his career, his estranged wife, amongst other things.
The rapper repeatedly called 41-year-old Kim, his “wife” as he reflected on their split.
Kanye said, “We’re not even divorced.
“This ain’t no joke to me. My kids want their parents to stay together. I want us to be together”.
He also claimed that the entertainment industry and media are against them as a couple.
He said, “If you look at the media, that’s not what they’re promoting. That’s not what they want.
“They want it to be a new episode, a new TV show.
“And then they have people all around in my wife’s ear”.
Kanye then slammed Kim’s publicist for encouraging their split, saying: “I don’t f**k with her.” The rapper also referred to Kim as his wife earlier in the interview, when he discussed her influence on beauty standards.
He said, “My wife changed the idea of beauty. White girls made fun of her for her ass and now white girls go and get ass.”
Kim who filed for divorce in February has been putting up a united front with Ye, especially when it comes to their four kids — North, 8, Saint, 5, Chicago, 3, and Psalm, 2.
Recent news on their separation revealed that Kim bought the Hidden Hills Estate she shared with Ye for $23m as part of their divorce.
Kim has since been romantically linked with Saturday Night Live comedian Pete Davidson and was spotted going to dinner with the 27-year-old for the “second night in a row” this week.