Kanye West feels his kids are ‘borrowed’ in a song with XXXTentacion – Hollywood Life
Kanye West teased his fans in March with a demo of the song “True lovewhich was only available on his Stem Player. Now he has released the official version of the song, which is one of two tracks made with the late rapper XXXTentacion for 2 (the other titled “Egoist”).
The track, which also appears on XXXTentacion’s upcoming posthumous LP Look at me: the albumhas apparently been in the works for five years, according to Genius. Producer John Cunninghamwho worked with Ye and MIKE DEAN on the production of the track, revealed in an Instagram comment that it “wasn’t recycled or unused lyrics”.
“It was one of the few songs we started in 2018 but never finished,” the producer wrote. “Obviously it was meant to be.”
The lyrics center on Kanye and XXX discussing the topic of difficult relationships, with an opening chorus where XXX feels like he’s found “true love” but realizes it’s “complicated”.
“Thought I’d die in your arms / Thought I’d die in your…” the track explodes, then reaches the bridge.
Ye doesn’t blame his partner for the complications they are facing now, but he did note that he was going to be honest about his stance. “No hard feelings / But those harder feelings,” he raps.
The raw honesty continues, as Ye laments the complications he faces having shared custody of his children with his ex, Kim Kardashian. Sharing time with the reality TV star to care for their four children, North8, Holy6, Chicago4 and Psalm3.
“Wait, when you see the kids? / I’ll see you all tomorrow,” he raps. “Wait, when the sun goes down?/I’ll see you all tomorrow/Wait, when I pick them up/I feel like they borrowed/When I have to return them, scan them like a barcode.
Later in the verse, he continues to take issue with how his kids are styled without him, seemingly taking over Nike – the brand he parted ways with in 2014.
“Wait, who put the kids in these ‘What’s this?’ /Wait, why can’t they wear Yeezys with the cargos?/Y’all know Nike don’t like me, you’re going too far, though/At least have them in some Mike, he played for Chicago.
In the end, Ye plans to take matters into her own hands regarding the formal arrangements of the custody agreement.
“Let the kids dig a tunnel to my house like Chapo/Only neighbor in the hood with a door they can knock on /I leave the light on.
Fed up with the public feud she got into over Ye, Kim recently sought to finalize a formal deal between them. Source EXCLUSIVELY told HollywoodLife Kim had been hoping for a “casual” deal to co-parent their four kids – but in light of Kanye’s recent attacks on her, she’s ready to make it “official.”
“Kim think they need to have a formal custody agreement in place for their children,” the source began. “For a long time, she was okay with the casual arrangement, but she knows the casual arrangement won’t work when he says she’s not playing fair and respecting their joint custody agreement. A second insider echoed the sentiment, telling HL: “Kim initially thought the informal custody arrangement was best because it would show Kanye has access to his children whenever he wants.