It appears Kanye West got in touch with his third attorney.
West filed a response Wednesday to estranged wife Kim Kardashian’s request to be declared legally single amid their ongoing divorce, stating he wants safeguards for his assets in place before a ruling — and claiming Kardashian’s attorney rejected all of his suggestions.
West, now legally known as Ye, appears to be concerned that the Skims founder could remarry before the divorce is finalized, which could be the prompt for the documentation, obtained by Page Six.
In the documents, the “Donda 2” rapper asks that they establish a “right of reimbursement,” in which either party would be reimbursed monies owed in case one of them died. Kardashian’s attorney, however, “asserted that this condition is unnecessary given the premarital agreement.”
West, 44, also wants to ensure that no assets are transferred out of trusts they created, but Kardashian, 41, claims in the documents that such a condition would be “unnecessary” given the terms of their prenup. (The former couple’s prenup has kept all of their assets separate since the start of the marriage.)
“This is not an extravagant request,” the documents state. “This condition merely maintains the parties in the same position they are in now.”
Lastly — and perhaps most notably — West wants the KKW Beauty founder to waive marital privilege until they’ve reached a final custody agreement of their four kids and a finalized property agreement. Without marital privilege, all communications between the Yeezy fashion designer and Kardashian would be part of the court record. West also wants the former E! reality star to waive the privilege if she remarries so any conversations about custody would be accessible in court.
However, West agreed to exceptions related to “income, expenses, assets, debts and employment,” which would remain private.
There is a hearing scheduled for next month to address Kardashian’s legal marital status. Her attorney is A-list divorce maestro Laura Wasser.
The former “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” star, who is dating Pete Davidson, filed for divorce from West in February 2021. They share four children: daughters North, 8, and Chicago, 4, and sons Saint, 6, and Psalm, 2.