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Kanye West officially responds to Kim Kardashian’s divorce filing

The rapper is requesting joint physical and legal custody of the former couple's four kids


Kanye West has officially responded to Kim Kardashian’s divorce filing.

The KUWTK star filed the divorce papers on February 19, citing “irreconcilable differences” as the reason she is ending her seven-year marriage to the rapper.

According to court documents obtained by E! News, Kanye officially responded to the filing on April 9, and is requesting joint physical and legal custody of the former couple’s four kids – North, Chicago, Psalm and Saint.

The 43-year-old also cited “irreconcilable differences” as the reason for their split, and asked that their separate and shared property be determined “according to proof at time of trial or settlement.”

Kanye did not ask for spousal support in the filing.

Credit: Kim Kardashian/Instagram

Kim also requested joint custody of her and Kanye’s children in the divorce papers filed back in February, with a source telling TMZ at the time that the split is “amicable”.

Kim and Kanye went public with their romance in 2012, before tying the knot two years later.

Fans feared the couple were headed for a divorce last July, when Kanye spoke about almost aborting their daughter North during a presidential campaign rally in South Carolina.

After the rally, Kanye posted a number of shocking statements on Twitter, and he even accused Kim of trying to get him “locked up”.

The rapper also claimed he’s been “trying to get divorced” from Kim ever since she met Meek Mill back in 2018 to discuss prison reform, and he also appeared to slam his mother-in-law Kris Jenner.

Kanye later deleted the tweets, and a few hours later Kim released a statement addressing her husband’s behaviour.

In the statement, the KKW Beauty founder opened up about her husband’s mental health – explaining how “incredibly complicated and painful” it can be to struggle with bipolar disorder.

The mother-of-four also asked the public to show their family “compassion” during such a difficult time.

Days later, the 43-year-old posted a public apology to Kim on Twitter.

Kim addressed Kanye’s “frustrating” tweets in a recent episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians, but has yet to comment publicly on the couple’s divorce.

The news comes after Kim landed a spot in Forbes’ World’s Billionaires List last week.