Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are rarely the picture of cohesion. The couple, who recently finalized their divorce after 10 years together, went through a contentious court battle that played out very publicly on both of their social media pages.
The former couple have always had an insatiable need for attention, so it might surprise fans to find out that Kardashian West just shut down her Instagram account, presumably on the advice of legal counsel. She has also apparently asked that her children—North, Saint, and Chicago—be taken off of social media, but it's unclear whether or not she successfully petitioned for this.
What is clear is that Ye is actually more concerned about North's TikTok account than Kardashian West is. The rapper took to Instagram in a pretty depressing post detailing the fight he had with his ex-wife over their daughter's social media presence.
When asked by friends what they should do about their own children being put on TikTok, Ye responded: "SINCE THIS IS MY FIRST DIVORCE I NEED TO KNOW WHAT I SHOULD DO ABOUT MY DAUGHTER BEING PUT ON TIKTOK."
Kim's team has not yet commented on the situation. It seems likely that this is an ongoing negotiation, because it would be almost impossible to monitor any child's online presence and keep them off all social media channels—and Kardashian West knows this.
TikTok, which was previously known as musical.ly and launched in 2014, is a Chinese mobile app aimed at teenagers. It allows users to make short videos of themselves lip-syncing to songs or doing fun dances with other friends that they've connected with on the app. The "musical" video sharing format has proven popular online, but it's also gotten some people in trouble.A 13-year-old girl was arrested for filming a lewd video of herself on the app, while another teen was punched by an older man after he caught her recording herself dancing near him at a train station.