Kanye West who is now legally known as Ye, has reiterated that he is still married to Kim Kardashian despite rumors she is dating again.
The 44-year-old rapper opens up about his life – notably his impending divorce from the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star – on an upcoming Drink Champs podcast which seemed to be recorded last month judging by his haircut.
And it appears that Ye might have still been hanging on to the hope of a reconciliation with Kim, something which had earlier been suggested.
In a short clip for the podcast, the Gold Digger rapper is heard saying the couple is still married. He called her “my wife,” adding “Because she’s still my wife. There ain’t no paperwork.”
Kim filed for divorce in February but the pair have been supportive of each other’s career since.
The reality TV star, 41, appeared at several of the singer’s album listening parties ahead of the launch of his album titled Donda.
In one, she even dressed in a wedding gown and joined his estranged husband on stage.
However, she 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.
According to TMZ, the pair “joined a group of friends for dinner” at social club Zero Bond last night, though Kim and Pete are said to have “arrived separately” at the venue.
The pair reportedly didn’t arrive together though, nor did they leave at the same time.
It comes after Kim and Pete’s staged kiss on SNL, in which Kanye reportedly had a “jealous tantrum” after watching.
In the skit of the Disney movie, Pete took on the role of Aladdin, who on a magic carpet ride with Princess Jasmine (Kim) confessed his fears about having sex with her.
After comforting him and including a few strange SNL-style jokes, Kim and Pete shared a kiss. The audience was eating up every second of it but Kanye didn’t appear to be impressed.
An insider close to Kanye said: “He’s pretending he’s cool with it. But he stormed off when he saw how well Kim and Pete were getting on behind the scenes.
He’s not ranting or raging, but he definitely found it embarrassing to see them kissing in front of him and the whole world, even if they were just acting.”
After noting the public keeps saying the pair is “divorced,” 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.”
The rapper also claimed that the entertainment industry and media are against them as a couple.
“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.
“My wife changed the idea of beauty. White girls made fun of her for her ass and now white girls go and get ass.”