Kanye West‘s candor has been making headlines all day.
Not long after making headlines for a leaked song that saw him rap, “God saved me from the crash, just so I can beat Pete Davidson’s a**” (as we reported here), the 44-year-old is beating the press pavement – this time taking to Jason Lee at ‘Hollywood Unlocked.’
During the sit-down, set to be unveiled in full Monday (January 17), West spoke openly about his decision to purchase a home directly across the street from his estranged wife Kim Kardashian amid reports of divorce.
Hop inside to see what he said:
Kanye explained the move to buy the house wasn’t related to Kim, but more so the children they share.
“My solace comes from seeing my kids and getting a solid schedule. That’s why I even got the house,” West said to Lee. “[It was] flipped into there was something wrong with me getting a house next to my kids.”
His passion for the closeness to his four kids – North (8), Saint (6), Chicago (3), and Psalm (2) – stems from emotional trauma from his own childhood.
“You see when my mom took me from Atlanta to Chicago, my dad didn’t come to the coldest and most dangerous city in the world to be next to [me],” West relayed in the video seen above. “He said, ‘I’m going to stay down in Atlanta.'”
All-in-all, Kanye made clear no criticism from the media or Kardashian’s fans will deter him from wanting to be near his children.
“Nothing with my career, with this rap, with this media, with none of that, that’s gonna keep me from my children. And that’s what I want everybody to know,” he said. “Don’t play with me, don’t play with my children. Ain’t no security gonna get in between me and my children and you ain’t gonna gaslight me.”