In a new court filing late Friday, the Donda rapper is doubling down on his opposition to Kardashian’s pending request for a speedier restoration of her single status ahead of a final settlement on financial and custody issues in the high-profile split. His latest filing is a response to what Kim told the court earlier this week: that West’s prior request for a delay is a pointless stalling tactic considering their ironclad prenup; and that West has been stressing her out by posting “private family matters” on social media.
“I believe that the court terminating our marital status will help Kanye to accept that our marital relationship is over and to move forward on a better path which will assist us in peacefully co-parenting our children,” she wrote in a statement to the court filed Wednesday.
“Kim claims she read something online allegedly by Kanye and characterizes the posts in her declaration as misinformation. The social media posts are not attached to the declaration. Kim needed to offer the social media posts into evidence, and show that the posts were written by Kanye,” West’s lawyer writes in the new Friday filing, calling Karsdashian’s allegation “double hearsay.”
The paperwork then seems to question the validity of the former couple’s prenuptial agreement.
“California premarital agreements entered on or after January 1, 2002, are presumptively invalid,” it states, citing a new statute that requires agreements signed after 2001 go through a stricter ratification process. “The presumption of invalidity exists until rebutted at trial or the parties ratify the agreement. We are in the early stages of the case so no ratification has occurred.”
A hearing in the matter is set for March 2.
Kardashian, 41, filed for divorce from West, 44, in February 2021, citing irreconcilable differences. She asked for an expedited decision on her single status in December, alleging her marriage to West is “no longer viable” and she has “no desire to reconcile.”
West, whose legal name is now Ye, later claimed in his Feb. 18 filing that “significant problems remain” in the unwinding of the former couple’s union, and that “early termination” could impede negotiations and evidence-gathering “if a party remarries before the case is concluded.”
In a series of Instagram posts and public statements over the last few months, West has alternately begged for a reconciliation with Kardashian and attacked both the beauty mogul and her new boyfriend, Saturday Night Live star Pete Davidson.
Appearing on the influential Drink Champs podcast last November, Ye publicly declared Kardashian is “still my wife” despite the ongoing divorce. In his “Thanksgiving Prayer,” posted Nov. 25, Ye said, “All I think about every day is how I get my family back together.” At a massive concert at the Los Angeles Coliseum in early December, he changed the lyrics of his “Runaway” to “I need you to run right back to me, baby/More specifically, Kimberly.”
The rapper later embarked on a PDA-filled public relationship with Uncut Gems star Julia Fox and blasted Kardashian with claims she barred him from their younger daughter’s birthday party and was allowing their 8-year-old daughter to post videos on TikTok against his wishes. He also repeatedly slammed Davidson in social media posts and in his new music.
Kardashian has remained mostly quietly but defended herself with a rare social media statement: “As the parent who is the main provider and caregiver for our children, 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.