Kanye West doesn’t want it the Kim Kardashian way.
Kanye responded to his estranged wife Kim Kardashian’s request to be declared legally single during their ongoing divorce on Wednesday, stating that he wants safeguards for his assets in place before a ruling and claiming that Kim’s attorney rejected all of his suggestions.
Kanye West appears to be concerned that Kim Kardashian may remarry before the divorce is properly finalized, which could be the impetus for the paperwork.
In the documents, the businessman requests that they establish a “right of reimbursement,” under which either party would be reimbursed for any monies owed in the event that one of them died.
Meanwhile, Kim’s lawyer, “asserted that this condition is unnecessary given the premarital agreement.”
Ye also wishes to ensure that no assets are transferred out of trusts established by the couple, but Kim claims in the documents that such a condition would be “unnecessary” given the terms of their prenup. (The former couple’s prenuptial agreement has kept all of their assets separate since the beginning of their marriage.)
“This is not an extravagant request. This condition merely maintains the parties in the same position they are in now,” the documents state.
Kanye also wants Kim to waive marital privilege until they’ve reached a final custody agreement and a property agreement for their four children.
All communications between the rapper and the reality show star would be part of the court record if the marital privilege was not granted. West also wants the former E! reality star to waive the privilege if she remarries so that any custody discussions can be heard in court.
Kanye West agreed to make exceptions for “income, expenses, assets, debts, and employment,” all of which would be kept private. Meanwhile, a hearing to address Kim’s legal marital status is scheduled for next month. Laura Wasser, an A-list divorce lawyer, is representing her.